Hello....I am interested in getting information on Maltepoos. I know they are a mix between a Maltese and a poodle. Does anyone know of any sites that have more information on them or pictures? Also, please reply and tell me any information on them you know. THANKS LOTS!!!
***Edited By: MaltepooLover on 5/30/2005 4:23:23 PM*** Reason: needed 2
read up on both those breeds. since they are a mix there is no 100 percent reliable info on them. they can range widely in looks and personalities. or just talk to the person you know where to get them about them.
Yes its a mix between a maltese and toy poodle. My cousins have one. He is cute and sweet... but annoying. If you like a dog that barks at everything, go for it. He doesn't do many tricks but I blame that on them..he is an intelligent dog. He is cute, but is always full of knots no matter how much they brush him, so he's alwyas getting shaved. (The mix of the long maltese fur and poodle curls isn't a great mix). All around his eye is always brown from..well I don't know from what. They clean it constantly but it always comes back.
Do a goodle search you will probably find more. Good luck.
nurse, calm down and take a pill. There's no need to get so upset. You are going to see a lot of these posts. If you can't offer any helpful info, then don't respond. I'm sure that since you work with animals you will be able to give a lot of useful info. Try to inform people instead of bashing them.
The OP knows she has a mix. She was just asking for info.
Mongrel means Mutt Mutt means mixed breed She is using a correct term. Many other countries use Mongrel where we use mutt.
The brown around the eyes is tear staining. It can come from many things. Eyelashes turned in, eyes that bulge to much, tear ducts that are clogged, excessive tearing, and poorly structured eyes.
It can be a problem in any breed but is very very common with toys. It is not from ether 'side'.
Also, maltese in full coat are often not the easiest dogs toc are for. Many people with poo mixes find that grooming them is a nightmare and many groomers shave them down because the coats are so awful to care for.
***Edited By: Icyhound on 6/1/2005 10:36:45 AM*** Reason: add
actually as you have afghans, I was wondering if you use a specific conditioner to keep your dogs tangle and matt free, Icyhound. I am oftne amazed by the condition/quality of many dogs at the dog shows, especially yorkshire terrier, shih tzu, and maltese
The tear staining is not just something common with a Maltese, it is also common with the poodle and can be caused by many problems as the other post stated. I honestly think you should calm down a little and let people call their dogs what ever they wish, you dont like it and so be it. What vet do you work for, I would like to stear clear of them!
The regular grooming is one of the keys. You have to know your dogs coat.
Many maltese/yorkie/shih are kept wrapped to stop the hair from breaking. They are also kept on tile and smooth surfaces to stop static electricity.
Conditioner varies dog to dog and hair texture to hair texture. I groom all of my dogs in show in coat weekly. The ones not in show coat every 2-3 weeks. Brush outs at least once to twice a week dependent on whats going on.
I don't completly rinse the conditioner, and I use a detangle spray when I brush the dogs out.
Since I replaced my floor I've had less problems with matts and random tagles. Afghans are considered one of the easier long haired breeds to keep in condition. They have silky hair, but its a heavier, thicker hair then on most of the coated toy breeds.
Piper proved my point today. He is due for his weekly bath and hes spent about 2 hours rolling around on the bed. He got up and he has a huge tangle in his topknot.
The thing about tangles is that you need to wash the dog after you get the tangle out. If you leave the tangle and just brush it, the hair 'remembers' the tangle and the chance of matting is higher.
the reason y i said that its more of the maltese than the poodle that may cause the staining because its a maltese trait!! i've seen it in every single maltese, and i've seen hundreds!!! and have first hand knowledge of any kind of medical probs associated with the breed having 1 myself and have spent a bit at the clinic with her already.
now a maltese fur is not hard to care for!!!! its silky smothe, straight centre parted fur. you need to be most careful with the underarms of this breed if you keep semi/long to long coat. and as far as a long coat the bum and face may get messy so wiping and cleaning after every feed.
tho as i said i keep mine short, makes her happy and me happy.
as far as the staining coming from poodles.....i have seen poodles with a lil bit of muck from bothn infections and from jus crying, its not a prominant appearance in the breed to have 'tear staining' as the maltese all do. yes all maltese have it, tho some more sever than others, i'm lucky to have a maltese who doesn't get a completely stained brown muzzel. some do, others rarely discharge muck.
I'm just as against designer breeds as many other people. But first...
The word is 'mongrel' not 'mungrel'. If you need proof, read "Dogs, dog care, and dog breeds." I really don't like you calling MY dog I rescued from the shelter a 'mungrel' either. SHE IS A MUTT!!! "Mutt" is a nice way of saying "mixed breed". Although mongrel means the same thing, some people may get offended by it...like the lady down the street who rescues mixes hates it when people clal them mongrels. And people call call their dogs whatever fancey designer names they would like to call their dogs, although sometimes annoying, it's not your choice to make. Your not acting like a vet, either. I'm only 13, and I'm not going crazy on anyone. Which vet do you work for in which state?
As for the maltipoo...I agree. Tempurements and looks can vary depending on the dog, because it is a mix.
I wish everybody would express themselves in a polite, civilized manner. I guess in a perfect world that would happen but not in this one, oh well.
I have had experience with Malti-poos being in rescue and I can tell you from my experience that each one I encountered are somewhat different in temperament. on looks they are somewhat similar. I known some barkers and some not so much barkers. Some are timid and others are friendly. Their temperament is probably affected by how they been treated by humans or to what they been exposed. Right now I have one in my house that is about a year old and she is the sweetest, sensitive and non barker. I even wish I could keeper. She's about 12# all white and very inteligent and sensitive.