Hey alldogslover, do u have any pics of that maltepoo byour fostering.is she going to a specific home or maybe could my friend adopt her.....if so......plz give all info, price,etc. She lives in Michigan.
She's been adopted recently, she was a real cutie. I am sure the rescue org. has alot more dogs, possible even Maltepoos. I know they have quite a few poodle mixes,
why don't you get in contact with them? I am sure they would be very glad to hear your friend is interested on adopting. I am sorry but I am do not handle the adoption process, I basically foster and volunteer at the adoption fairs.
By the way we are having an adoption fair on the weekend of June 24, 25, 26 at the Pomona Fair Grounds in the City of Pomona, California for whoever is interested in going.
Putin If you can, look for me at the pet expo.so we can meet. I will be holding on to Vicky at our tables area(Stnicholashope.org). She's a white poodle mix and she is blind. I am going to fix her up really nice for that day and hopefully someone nice sees past her blindsness and would want to adopt her. She is such a good dog, so mellow, loves walks, playful.
Maltepoolover, Will you be able to come to the pet expo also?
Oh, MY! and here I thought all Aussies were friendly! Actually Nurse, the score, the way I see it is Gunny 1 (Thanks Gunny, I needed a laugh today), Cricketmom 1, Nurse 0.
Anytime you have to resort yelling (such as all caps and !!!!!) and telling folks just how stupid they are (meaning how much smarter you are) you lose points.
Sry, that's the wa it wrks w/ ppl like me!!!!!!!
I am owned by two lovely Pyrs (yes, purebred with pedigrees of only the best lines, Aneto, Tip-n-Chip, Rivergrove, just to name a few). I have also owned 1 purebred black Lab (who was lost at 17 due to cancer).
At 54 I have had many dogs who enriched my life.
Unitl Sheba, the Lab I have always had mixed breeds, mutts, mongrels, whatever you chose to call them. No telling what fancy name a greedy breeder of designer dogs might call them now. We always called them Heinz 57s and loved every breed that went into making them.
Do I agree that it is disgusting for these people to mix breeds than call them "purbred" and charge more for the mixed breed puppies than either parent went for? You bet.
Do I feel that all these pups that are the result of these breeders attempts at extortion should be made to suffer by not finding good homes? No.
I have to agree with my fellow posters, if you have knowledge that you're willing to share to help educate others, then go for it. Otherwise, you're going to find that very few on the forum will reply to you in the future.
See? this post didn't show up, now it does AFTER I posted the second one! Think I need to go clean the kitchen or something useful. Perhaps I'll bring in the bark twins so the neighbor can bar-b-q in peace~ sigh (SO happy the neighbors love my dogs).
***Edited By: pyrmom on 6/13/2005 7:03:54 PM*** Reason: post didn't show, then double post
Don't feel silly asking. It's a refrence made in "the olden days" when everything but the neighborhood cat went into the dog's breed. As in 57 different breeds of dogs blended together to get to the current dog.
I never wander into these threads until after all the excitement is over....sigh....
First I'll be helpful and share my wonderful (okay - to me...maybe not everyone else :) insight...
Someone else said it as well, but I agree, research BOTH breeds and make sure you like them BOTH. Because it is not a pure bred dog there is no set temperament within the cross, which means it is a roll of the dice concerning which treats the dog will get from which breed. It may look like a maltese and act like a poodle, visa versa - or it may get a little of both breeds - which could me a little of both breeds faults or a little of both breeds attributes. If you would never adopt a Maltese or a Poodle that was purebred (because you don't like a temperament trait ) don't get a Maltese/Poodle cross. Breeding is NEVER like baking a cake. Their looks and traits don't MIX. You get some of each, in different ratios from one pup to the next and you can almost always see definite Maltese characteristics and definite Poodle characteristics.
I also agree that it would be best to look at shelters rather than lining an amatuer breeders pockets. Most (notice I said MOST folks :) breeders who breed crosses/mixes are NOT doing it to better the breed, or to provide great pets to folks. How can I say this? Because if you sit down and talk to one for any length of time they can't give you a GOOD reason why they would purposely mix the two that is based on legitamate, undisputed research or facts. They don't know the health problems of the breeds. And most times, they aren't very familiar with the standards and background of either breed. They aren't breeding the two dogs to create a better breed - because if they were they would be breeding two "Maltepoos" to try and establish a consistent look and temperament to the offspring. Most breeds have other breed crossed into them when their standards were being set (the sheltie, which is my breed, has some Collie, Pomeranian, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in it's background). BUT they were carefully made crosses with a purpose of "fixing" a problem with the breed.
My personal preference - I HATE the name combinations. Why can't we call them Maltese/Poodle crosses or mixes? Maltepoo is way too cutesy to describe any kind of proud animal. I have an Australian Shepherd/Malamute Husky cross that I rescued years back - what would he be called... To start with - on some of the names the average person who doesn't hang out on message boards has to stop and ask "What the Hey is that?". Secondly, it actually leads the common person to believe that the "Maltepoo" is a registerable breed that has been accepted by the AKC and that was bred for a purpose. Not yet it hasn't...
Anyhoo... Check out both breeds and make sure you like them, then rescue a poor dog that needs a good home! Don't pay an arm and a leg for a Mutt (yes it is a mutt... sorry but good breeders spend a lot of time, money, energy and tears insuring that their pure bred dogs follow their standard, can do the job they were created to do, and are healthy - and note I said GOOD breeders....). And I'm NOT saying Mutts don't need homes - they do too - or I wouldn't have one that I love dearly!!!
I have a one year old maltese...Bailey is the best little guy anyone could hope for. He is very intelligent, fun loving, and a beautiful dog. As far as someone posting that they get muck around the eyes...I havent seen this with Bailey yet. He does need alot of brushing, but I mostly keep his hair short cut exspecially in the summer. He has had no health problems. I do have to admit he is a barker...a very good little watch dog. I was told that Maltese come from the terrier family, so they are a very active dog, and Bailey loves to play. He has stuffed animals that he drags throughout the house and he loves running around the rooms like a greyhound. He is actually the only dog my husband has ever became attached too. Sda to say my husband was a dog hater until Bailey came along. Now you cant get those two seperated from one another when hubby is home. Bailey lays in his lap and follws him everywhere he goes. Bailey even knows the sound of his truck coming up the road way before we can hear it, and he is there at teh door waiting for his Daddy to come inside. I couldnt ask for a better dog then Bailey. Oh..he was extremely easy to potty train too...it litterally took 2 weeks for him the be 100% potty trained. He will go get his leash when he has to go outside. He has learned a few tricks and is most entertaining to watch. You will deffinatley love the maltese side of your new pup. Good luck and enjoy.