Hi friends! Something crazy happened this week, Ranger went viral on Pinterest! What a surprise that was! Some of the pictures I posted of her on Pinterest got over 100k views in under 24 hours!! Anyway, in celebration of Ranger’s huge milestone this week today’s blog post is all about her…kind of… I’m sharing 5 reasons why you NEED a Maltipoo Puppy! Send this blog post to your parents, your significant other, basically anyone in your life who is currently on the fence!
Where to begin?! Obviously I’m in no way an expert on Maltipoos, but I do specialize in all things Ranger related. If you have Ranger specific questions, check out my blog post here. It’s where I answer all of my most frequently asked Ranger questions!
Okay, let’s start with the basics before we get into the 5 reasons why you need a Maltipoo puppy. Maltipoos are a mix between a Maltese and Toy Poodle. A quick Google search will tell you they range between 10-15lbs. Ranger weighs 5lbs and is full-grown, so I guess you never really know! Maltipoo puppies are also widely known as “Teddy Bear Puppies” and for good reason- they look like stuffed animal teddy bears. I can’t tell you how many times someone has come up to me and said, “Oh my gosh, it looks like you’re holding a stuffed animal!” Apart from looking cute, there are SO may other reasons why you should add a Maltipoo to your family!
Maltipoos are hypoallergenic, which is a fancy way of saying they don’t shed. Amazing!! I love everything about Ranger and I also love how I never have to worry about vacuuming dog hair. It’s important to brush your Maltipoo in order to avoid their fur from matting. Still, though, brushing to avoid matting isn’t something you have to do on a daily basis (like you would have to with a German Shepard or Golden Retriever).
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This actually might be a down-side for some people depending on your lifestyle…but not for me! Maltipoos are known for being loving friends and for getting very attached to their owners. They thrive in an environment that allows them to spend ample time with humans. Ranger’s best days are when I’m working from home all day, or when I cave in and let her ride around town with me while I run all my errands. She LOVES running errands!
I don’t want to come out and say that Maltipoos rarely bark, but so far that’s what I’ve found to be true! Speaking from personal experience, Ranger rarely barks. For the most part she’s a really quiet doggie! I know some other Maltipoo owners and all of them (except for one) agree that their Maltipoos are very quiet.
What I will also say here is I’ve been very mindful of sheltering Ranger so to speak from barking dogs. What do I mean by this? Anytime I’ve gone on vacation my parents have been kind enough to watch Ranger. She hasn’t had to stay in a kennel yet and I’m hoping she never will! Again, I’m no expert here, but from talking to some of my other friends with Maltipoos, their dogs started barking more after staying in a kennel. I think just being around other dogs barking all the time teaches them to bark more often? Maybe?
I’d imagine there are certain breeds out there that are easier to train than Maltipoos. And I definitely know there are dog breeds much more difficult to train than Maltipoos too. To put this into perspective for you, at 6 months Ranger was completely house-trained. I think I could have worked a little harder to get her there sooner. I also think living in an apartment presents some challenges. Ranger didn’t have the instant gratification of pawing at a door and having me open the door to the outside. The door to our apartment leads to an indoor staircase, which probably confused her. She totally gets it now, but it wasn’t something that made sense to her right away.
As for training Ranger to listen to commands, she had sit and stay down by about 3 months. Lay down took a little longer. Again, I wasn’t super strict with working her on these things. If I really worked at it with her, Ranger could have had so many more commands down at 3 months!
Another reason why you should get a Maltipoo is that they’re a very healthy breed! Make sure you do your research and get your Maltipoo from a highly respected breeder. I got Ranger from a VERY reputable breeder and she shared with me her vet’s information so I was able to call up and find out about her dogs’ health histories. The dogs she breeds are healthy! Drop your information below to get Ranger’s breeders info directly in your inbox!
Again, this is not to say that having a healthy puppy and healthy adult dog is a guarantee just because you bought a Maltipoo. I wish that was how the world worked! What I can say is that at Ranger’s first vet visit (I use Rye Harrison Vet), she was 100% healthy. No worms, no flees, no nothing! And she’s been perfect ever since then.
*This also has everything to do with WHERE you get your Maltipoo. If you get your Maltipoo from a store in the mall (I 100% don’t agree with doing this–they get their puppies from puppy mills), then I can almost guarantee you your dog WILL be unhealthy. Where you get your Maltipoo from makes such a difference!
So have I sold you on a Maltipoo yet?! I hope you found these 5 reasons why you need a Maltipoo puppy to be helpful! As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any specific questions you might have! You can do so via email firstname.lastname@example.org , Instagram DM @styleinherited , OR just drop a comment below!