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Maltipoo vs Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Maltipoo vs Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian" Compare Maltipoo and Toy Poodle. Which is better: Maltipoo or Toy Poodle or Pomeranian?
Name Maltipoo Toy Poodle Pomeranian
OriginsGermany France Italy Germany France Germany Poland
Group Designer Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
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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 Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Teacup Poodle, French Poodle, Pudle, Teddy Poodle Pom, Pom Pom, Deutsche Spitze, Zwergspitz, Spitz Nain, Spitz Enano, Zwers
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz section.
Breed Recognition Continental Kennel Club American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club National Maltipoo Club Maltipoo Club of America Dog Registry of America Inc. American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry
Price $400-$2000 1000-1500 $600-$800

General Appearance - Maltipoo vs Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian

Size Small Medium Small Small
Weight 5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg) Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg) 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg)
Avg. Weight 12.5 pounds (5,5 kg) Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg) 5 pounds (2 kg)
Height 10-13 inches (25-33 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 7-12 inches (18-30 cm)
Avg. Height 11.5 inches (27 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 9.5 inches (24 cm)

Hair & Care - Maltipoo vs Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian

Coat Fluffy Soft Wavy Woolly Dense Curly Thick Fluffy
Colors Almost all colors Apricot Gold White Grey Cream Black Apricot Black Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Blue Gray Red Tan Brown Orange White Black
Grooming
Average: The Maltipoo requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Pomeranian requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Maltipoos shed none to minimal.
Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.
Pomeranians shed moderately.

Characteristics - Maltipoo vs Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian

Temperament Active Intelligent Affectionate Funny Obedient Companionable Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable Active Friendly Lively Sociable Extroverted Intelligent Playful Attentive Docile Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Maltipoo's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: Pomeranian is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Maltipoos are easy to train.
Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
Pomeranians are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Maltipoo is a playful breed.
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
Pomeranians, 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.
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.
Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pomeranians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Maltipoos are a social breed.
Toy Poodles are a social breed.
Pomeranians need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Maltipoo is a very vocal breed.
Average to high: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Pomeranian is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Maltipoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
Pomeranians are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Maltipoos are average defenders.
Toy Poodles are average defenders.
Pomeranians strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pomeranian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Maltipoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Toy Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pomeranians have lower than 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.
Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Pomeranians are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Maltipoos have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Pomeranians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Maltipoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Maltipoos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pomeranians 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.
Toy Poodles 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.
Pomeranians 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Maltipoo vs Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian

Stranger Friendly
Maltipoos are stranger friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Maltipoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Maltipoos are cat-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Maltipoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Maltipoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pomeranian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Maltipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pomeranians are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Maltipoos are usually friendly towards other pets.
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Pomeranians are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Maltipoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Toy Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Pomeranians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used 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.
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.
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.
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.
Not really
Toy Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pomeranian breed usually doesn't like 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Maltipoo vs Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian

Health Issues
Maltipoos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Pomeranian is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems White Dog Shaker Syndrome Epilepsy Patellar Luxation Portosystemic Liver Shunt Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Legg-perthes Disease Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Canine Diabetes Mellitus Ear Infections Epilepsy Heart Murmurs Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Skin Allergies Slipped Stifle Allergies Cataracts Collapsed Trachea Dry Eye Epilepsy Heat Intolerance Heatstroke Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Patellar Luxation Patent Ductus Arteriosis Seizures
Life Expectancy 10-13 years 14-16 years 12-16 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
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.
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Pomeranians have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Maltipoos have an average exercise need.
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Pomeranians exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Maltipoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Pomeranians sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pomeranian 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.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Pomeranian has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Maltipoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Toy Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pomeranian is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Maltipoo vs Toy Poodle vs Pomeranian

Gestation Length 60-64 days 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.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 2-4 puppies 2-5 puppies

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