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Maltipoo vs Cavapoo – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Maltipoo vs Cavapoo" Compare Maltipoo and Cavapoo. Which is better: Maltipoo or Cavapoo?
Name Maltipoo Cavapoo
OriginsGermany France Italy Australia
Group Designer Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank558555
Reviews03
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Other Names Maltepoo, Maltapoo, Moodle, Malt-A-Poo, Multapoo, Multipoo, Malte-Poo, Maltapoo, Multapoo, Multi-Poo, Maltese-Poodle, Malt-oodles, MaltiPoodle, mPoo Cavoodle
Breed Type Cross Breed Cross Breed
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Continental Kennel Club American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club National Maltipoo Club Maltipoo Club of America American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. International Designer Canine Registry
Price $400-$2000 $1200-$1800

General Appearance - Maltipoo vs Cavapoo

Size Small Medium Small Medium
Weight 5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg)
Avg. Weight 12.5 pounds (5,5 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg)
Height 10-13 inches (25-33 cm) 11-18 inches (28-45 cm)
Avg. Height 11.5 inches (27 cm) 14.5 inches (36.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Maltipoo vs Cavapoo

Coat Fluffy Soft Wavy Woolly Curly Wavy Straight
Colors Almost all colors Apricot Gold White Grey Cream Black Black White Chestnut Tricolor Apricot Cream Sable Red sable Phantom
Grooming
Average: The Maltipoo requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Cavapoo requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Maltipoos shed none to minimal.
Cavapoos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Maltipoo vs Cavapoo

Temperament Active Intelligent Affectionate Funny Obedient Companionable Gentle Loving Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Maltipoo's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Cavapoo is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Maltipoos are easy to train.
Cavapoos are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Maltipoo is a playful breed.
Cavapoos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Maltipoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cavapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Maltipoos are a social breed.
Cavapoos need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Maltipoo is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Cavapoo barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Maltipoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Cavapoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Maltipoos are average defenders.
Cavapoos are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cavapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Maltipoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cavapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Maltipoo is strong enough to escape from home.
Cavapoos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Maltipoos have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Cavapoos have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Maltipoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Maltipoos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Cavapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Maltipoos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Cavapoos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Maltipoo vs Cavapoo

Stranger Friendly
Maltipoos are stranger friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Maltipoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Maltipoos are cat-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Maltipoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Maltipoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Maltipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cavapoos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Maltipoos are usually friendly towards other pets.
Cavapoos are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Maltipoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cavapoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Maltipoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Cavapoo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Maltipoo vs Cavapoo

Health Issues
Maltipoos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems White Dog Shaker Syndrome Epilepsy Patellar Luxation Portosystemic Liver Shunt Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Legg-perthes Disease Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 10-13 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes
Energy Level
Maltipoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Cavapoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Maltipoos have an average exercise need.
Cavapoos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Maltipoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Cavapoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Cavapoo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cavapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Maltipoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cavapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Maltipoo vs Cavapoo

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 2-8 puppies

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  • Savannah

    Apr 29, 2020, 12:55:35 AM: