How Big Does A Maltipoo Get?
Known for their friendly, intelligent and adorable attributes, Maltipoos are quickly and smoothly finding their way into pet parents homes. Unlike other dogs, Maltipoo can vary in size considerably.
Size is an important factor when buying a dog, certain sizes may be compatible with different families, living status and lifestyle.
While no one can predict exactly how big a Maltipoo puppy will get, most will wind up weighing between 7-14 pounds and will be approximately 8-12 inches taller from the top of the shoulders, because genetics play a large role in determining potential adult size. There are two types of Maltipoo sizes-Toy and Miniature.
A Toy Maltipoo is commonly referring to as a teacup Maltipoo, it’s the smaller of the two Maltipoo varieties, this toy Maltipoo size is as a result is breeding the toy poodle and the Maltese. On average a full-grown toy Maltipoos size is 8-11 inches in height and weighs between 5-15 pounds.
Meanwhile on the other hand a Miniature Maltipoo size is the larger of the two Maltipoo types, the mix of the miniature poodle and the Maltese results in the Miniature Maltipoo.
A full-grown miniature size ranges from 11-14 inches in height and usually weighs about 15-25 pounds. Also, some aspects contribute to how big your Maltipoo can get when fully grown, they include:
Their gender. Averagely, the size of a male Maltipoo will be slightly larger than a female Maltipoo, though with not much difference but generally female Maltipoos are 10% smaller. Another very important aspect to take into consideration is the size of the parents.
The genetics that is passed from parents to their offspring play a role in the size the Maltese will get. However, genetics is impossible the predict so it’s not necessarily the most accurate way to predict how big the puppy will be when fully grown.
Finally, which generation of Maltipoo is your puppy plays a great role in how big they will get. Different generations contain theoretical percentages of each parent breed, a Maltipoo puppy that has more poodle than Maltese could be slightly larger than a Maltipoo that has more Maltese than the poodle.
In plain, the higher percentage of a larger dog, the larger the Maltipoo will get. Most Maltipoos take around 8-10 months to reach full size depending on if your puppy a bred with a miniature as opposed to a toy Poodle they might slightly take longer to finish growing. They will tend to be on a higher scale at around 10-12 months to finish growing because they are larger and have more growing to do than toy Maltipoos.
How To Potty Train A Maltipoo
You can start training your Maltipoo puppy the first time you bring it home usually between 8-12 weeks old, however, it usually takes 3-6 months for a Maltipoo puppy to be fully trained.
It is also important to know the limits of your puppy, two months can only resist holding their urine for two hours and a 3 months puppy can only hold their urine for 3 hours maximum and so on. Puppies always tend to have bowel movement approximately after every meal which is something to be kept in mind.
Potty training your dog can be time-consuming and an extremely frustrating task but patience and consistency can be great tools for a better potty training experience. Here are some tips to help you on how to potty train your Maltipoo.
Select a particular spot for your Maltipoo as a bathroom area, this shouldn’t be an area that is used for any other purpose and it should be close to the house. Stand at the centre of the area you have chosen so your puppy will sniff around and decide on the perfect spot to use because dogs like to have a say in the matter.
Many puppies will have weak bladders and young puppies can release their bladder in the bling of an eye, so do not allow your puppy to run loose at home. Bring your puppy to its potty spot before going for any walks if you suspect that the dog might pee or poo while out for the walk, and always head to the spot after a walk.
Always try to treat your Maltipoo each time he pops or pee on the right spot to let him know he did a good thing. Sometimes your puppy might wake up at night barking either to pee or get attention, just bring him out if you suspect that he needs to pee or poo without speaking and keep the lights dim, this way your puppy will know that barking won’t get him any attention.
Keep your puppy around a small area if you will be gone for the day so his messes will be contained. Make sure you clean any mess with a quality enzyme cleanser, if not properly cleaned, it can trigger the puppy to go back to that very same spot. Never scold a puppy for breaking the rules, punishment has positive affections but will only confuse him.
How Much Does A Maltipoo Cost?
Once you know how much does a Maltipoo cost, choose to welcome a Maltipoo into your home, you need to find a trustworthy breeder to consider the cost is purchasing a Maltipoo, and an annual cost required to maintain a happy and healthy dog.
The cost of acquiring a Maltipoo can range anywhere from $600-$4,000 depending on whether you adopt from a shelter or purchase from a reputable breeder, other factors are to be considered such as health guarantee and microchip.
Adopting from a shelter can cost around $100-$600.Many people consider adopting from a shelter but it’s difficult to find a particular breed you have in mind. Purchasing a puppy from a breeders website is where the price can change from $2,000-$4,000.
There can be many advantages to buying a puppy from a breeders website because they offer more information about your puppy.
Purchasing a puppy from a classified site anywhere can cost from $1,000-$4,000.The risk of buying from a classified is not knowing the reputation of the breeder and their ethics in raising their puppies.
In general, a Maltipoo will cost between $400 and $3,00 depending on whether you are adopting or purchasing one. Several other factors dictate the price of a Maltipoo such as the coat colours, sizes and breeders location.