maltipoo breed information
common health issues
The Maltipoo is mix between a Maltese and a Miniature Poodle. Because offspring can inherit the characteristics of either or both of their parents, the Maltipoo may favor a Maltese, a Miniature Poodle or may be a perfect mix of both. The Maltipoo is generally a loving breed, owing to its gentle, good natured parents.
Despite their mixed breed background, Maltipoo are still prone to a number of hereditary and congenital conditions that can adversely affect their health – not to mention your budget. Some of the conditions and illnesses Maltipoos are prone to include knee issues such as medial patellar luxation; skin problems such as atopy; developmental problems such as cryptorchidism; eye conditions such as cataracts; and liver problems such as portosystemic shunts.
Thankfully, Petplan pet insurance covers all hereditary and chronic conditions as standard. Which means if your Maltipoo inherits more than just a mixed identity, you’re covered.