How can i tell if my Maltipoo is purebred

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Are you the proud owner of a Maltipoo? If so, you know these furry little bundles of joy are perfect companions who bring nothing but unconditional love and affection. But if you’re wondering whether your new pup is purebred or not, it can be tough to figure out without professional help. Don’t worry though – we’ve got all the advice and tips you need to determine whether your Maltipoo is a true purebred!

What are the physical characteristics of Maltipoos?

Maltipoos, a cross between a Maltese and a Poodle, is an increasingly popular breed of dogs due to their charming personalities and fluffy appearance. They have medium-sized bodies, typically weighing less than 20 pounds, with short muzzle faces surrounded by long tufts of wavy fur. 

Their coats come in a variety of colors including white, cream, black, and apricot shades, and their curls can range from fine to coarse depending on the kind of grooming they receive. 

Another common physical feature is their large eyes – often deeply expressive – that tend to melt many hearts! All in all, this lovable breed has plenty of quirks (and an equal amount of adoration) making them one adorable canine companion.

Can Maltipoos be mistaken for other breeds?

Maltipoos are often mistaken for other breeds because of the wide range of variations these small dogs have in terms of coat texture, color, and size. The toy or miniature-sized Maltipoo can resemble a Yorkshire Terrier with its long and fine coat; or a Bichon Frise – sometimes even an Earthling Pomeranian – as its fur tends to be curly or wavy. 

It is important to note that a true Maltipoo is a cross between a Toy or Miniature Poodle and a Maltese, with the offspring almost always being bred from generations of these particular parents. With all these similarities to other breeds, it’s understandable how those who aren’t familiar with this breed may not necessarily recognize them on sight.

How can I verify a Maltipoo’s pedigree?

Being an informed pet owner is a significant factor in ensuring your four-legged friend is healthy and happy. Knowing their background, including their pedigree, can help determine the best course of action for their health care. If you are looking to verify a Maltipoo’s pedigree, there are several options to consider. 

One is to contact the breeder as they will typically have records of each litter’s ancestry that can help you trace your pup’s roots. Additionally, you might look into getting genetic testing done through a service like Canine DNA Tests which can trace the breed heritage with a simple swab of your pup’s cheek. 

Lastly, if breed associations or clubs exist for Maltipoos, gaining membership may offer access to information about pedigrees within the association.

Does purebred Maltipoos have health advantages?

Though purebred Maltipoos have become increasingly popular as family pets, many people are unaware of any potential health advantages that their pedigree might bring. 

Though a Maltipoo’s specific genetics may lead to greater immunity against certain conditions, it is important to remember that all dogs carry the same risk of encountering health issues from environmental and lifestyle factors. However, if a person were searching for a pup with strong inbred resistance to genetic disorders and consistent throughout generations, some Maltipoo breeders breed their litters with these advantages in mind. 

Ultimately, while they could not be guaranteed, genetic distillation through specialized selective breeding could help to unlock purebred Maltipoos’ potential for healthier living.

Can Maltipoos have mixed-breed parents?

Yes, a Maltipoo can have mixed-breed parents. While they may have the same traits and temperaments as a purebred Poodle or Maltese, their genetics are harder to pinpoint because of their hybrid parentage. 

In most cases, a breeder will use a Toy Poodle crossed with a Maltese to create an adorable puppy, resulting in a lovable companion pet that is likely to have curly, hypoallergenic fur. 

However, depending on the specific combination of features inherited, each Maltipoo can still be quite different from the others, making each one truly unique!

Can a DNA test determine if my Maltipoo is purebred?

Considering a DNA test to double-check if your Maltipoo is purebred? If so, you might be pleasantly surprised to discover that such tests are now widely available. 

Depending on the provider and the specific test, these tests allow pet parents not just to identify the breed of their pet, but also interesting information about their pets’ heritage and family tree. For example, many tests offer exciting insights into your pet’s ancestors, including things like what country or region they’re from! 

While these tests may not guarantee that your beloved furry friend is indeed a purebred Maltipoo, they can certainly provide some peace of mind when it comes to making sure your pup has the desired pedigree.

Are purebred Maltipoos more expensive?

Whether you’re looking for a cute and playful companion or thinking of welcoming a new pup into your family, a Maltipoo might be the perfect fit. But before diving into adoption, one important question to ask is if purebred Maltipoos are more expensive than other breeds. 

Unfortunately, the answer isn’t straightforward. The sheer variety in prices from breeder to breeder makes it impossible to generalize. Generally, the cost of a Maltipoo depends on their pedigree, age, if they have any special markings, and if their parents are champions. Therefore depending on the situation, finding an affordable but lovable pup can be a difficult task for potential owners.


So there you have it – five ways to help determine if your Maltipoo is of purebred heritage. Remember, the only guaranteed way to find out is through DNA testing. By ascertaining whether or not your pup has a purebred lineage, it can be beneficial when competing in dog shows or participating in programs designed to benefit breeds with documented histories. After verifying a dog’s pedigree, its lineage joins an honored list of canine companions who have been enjoyed and appreciated for generations.

Caroline Watson

Caroline Watson

Hi, my name is Caroline Watson, and Maltese poodles have been in my family for generations. They are part of the family lineage and go everywhere with us. They are the most comfortable dogs in the world!
When I said we’re taking them everywhere, I meant it. We take them everywhere – from camping trips to family dinners.

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You and I know that there are some things only owners of Maltipoos can get – like the fact that you really need to get in shape if you own a Maltese Poodle (or have a big back yard LOL).
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