I have a multi-poo, 12 weeks old. She is white and some cream in color. She weighs about 1 and 3/4 pounds, 5-3/4" tall. She looks like a hairy rat instead of a cuddly furry puppy. My question: Will her fur get fuller so that you don't see so much of her pink body?? It is getting longer, but not filling in. I got her at 7 weeks old from some guy who bought it for his girlfriend, who didn't like it and was going to take to humane society. So just not sure if she wasn't taken care of in for the week she had her or their fur just naturally takes time to come in.
It's possible she was taken from her mother too early, didn't get the nutrients she needed. She's a mixed breed...there is no way possible to tell how she will turn out as far as appearance or temperament. Most of the time, the intended look is never acheived, so she may be one of the puppies that got the worst luck in the fur department.
Though, she is 12 weeks old, and she won't be done developing for a while. Have her health checked out to make sure she doesn't have an underlying problem. I doubt it is anything to worry about though. I don't have much experience with Poodles or Maltese, so I have no idea how their fur should be by that time.
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its very hard to say. do you mean the puppy you have is a malti poo or is it a multi poo. maltese can sometimes have very thin hair coats where you can see their pink skin. i dont believe they are supposed to, but they can. once your puppy hits about 6 months old he/she is going to start to lose the puppy coat and get in the adult coat so what she has now wont much matter.
just feed her a decent food and put a sweater on her if it is cold where you live. but undortunately with these types of mixes it is very hard to say how they will turn out.
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I'm glad you are giving this baby a good home. The idea of someone taking her to the pound just because she didn't like her looks makes me sick. Its the stupidity of humans that cause all the problems. Ask your vet about health problems and I really like Missing Link for any kind of fur or hair problems. I don't know if she is too young to be put on it yet, but, check with the vet. It is a really good product and I have used it for one of my female schnauzers that it helps her thinning hair alot. She has allergies and it is a God send. Makes her fur look great.
Sorry about the spelling, it is a maltese poodle mix. I'm told mother was maltipoo and father was maltese. I feed her Science Diet, both wet and dry. She thinks the dry is a treat. She eats fine. Took her to vet, she is up on her shots. He had to treat her for mites in the ears. She is still having trouble in one ear. Taking her to vet again on Sat for another shot and to check the mites. She eats her poo and I'm having a hard time breaking her of that, although someone said there is something that can be put in her food that will make her poo less appealing to her. It is very disgusting to me to see her eat the poo so really want to stop that habit. I plan on training her to a "sand box" rather than take her outside. I agree about mix breeds, but have wanted a small dog and waited until I retired to look into owning one, but found out I would have never been able to afford a pure bred so when he told me she was going to the pound, I offered to take her. I have not regretted my decision. SHe is a joy and so loves my grandkids. She gets so unbelievably excited when they come over and cries when they leave. Thanks all for the advice
Being that she has more maltese I wouldnt be to surprise if she doesnt get a thicker coat, my bosses is almost a year and you can still see her skin, even with her coat 3-4 inches long, she just has very thin, very matty hair.