One of the cutest miniature hypoallergenic hybrid puppies. Moodles also known as a Maltipoo are smart, playful and very affectionate.
Mixed breeds have been around for centuries. But, this particular crossing is relatively new. No breeder has come out to claim the origins of the Maltipoo. So, the Moodle’s history is engraved in the history of the Maltese and Poodle breeds.
The oldest documentation of the Maltese can be traced back to 500 BC. References to this breed have been found in ancient Roman and Greek literature. Some of the evidence hints that these dogs originated from the spitz-family.
The Poodle, on the other hand, is an umbrella name for three other dog breeds. These are the Miniature Poodle, the Standard Poodle and the Toy Poodle.
There seems to be no consensus when it comes to the origins of the Poodle breed. But many believe that they are descendants of the old French Barbet or the German Pudelhund.
That said, the Moodle was developed to be a companion dog for allergy sufferers. The reason for this is that they shed very little to none at all. But bear in mind that every dog sheds a bit of dander and saliva, which harbour allergens.
|Are Moodles Family-Friendly?||Yes, they make excellent family pets because of their laid-back, affectionate and loving nature.
|Daily Exercise Needs?||A 30-minute walk every second day.|
|Common Health Issues & Considerations||Moodles may have the risk of inheriting one or more of the conditions that affect their parent breeds. These include:
● White Shaker Syndrome.
● Patellar Luxation.
|Lifespan||10 to 15 years|
|Nature & Temperament||These are affectionate and happy dogs. They are sociable and lack aggression.
They are also playful and enjoy the company of children.
2 – 9 kg
20 – 36 cm
|Suitable Environment||Great for apartment living or houses alike.|
|Grooming||Little to no shedding, brush their coats 2 times a week.|
● They need moderate amounts of exercise – a brisk walk or a simple game of fetch.
● If not trained from the beggining, barking can become a habit to pass time.
● Moodles make superb watch-dogs. They can bark to alert you of anything suspicious.
● These dogs are gentle and affectionate, making them ideal for kids.
● Moodles do well in apartments and homes alike. They always have high levels of energy when kept indoors.
● Serve as great companion dogs.
These are moderate-energy small dogs. Thus, they need a diet that is formulated for them. They thrive on high-quality, dry kibble, which is less likely to cause oral health problems such as tooth loss and gum infections.
Moodles do not shed much or at all. This explains why they are tolerated by those who suffer allergies. Also, their coats need minimal care. In fact, they only need professional grooming every once in a while.
● A Moodle’s ears need frequent cleaning to prevent infection.
● Brush their teeth weekly
● Eyes also need to be cleaned daily to prevent build-up eye discharge
Even though they are energetic, Moodles don’t need that much exercise. A short brisk in the early morning and evening is enough exercise. These little fellows love to play and they will happily chase balls across the floor.
Moodles are very easy to train because they pick up commands fast. You also won’t have a hard time training them to get along with other dogs and pets.
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Moodles stop growing right around their first birthday at one years old.
From 6 months old they should be desexed.
Moodle puppies pick up commands pretty fast and are intelligent puppies. Owners will need to be consistent and patient.
Moodle puppies can become barkers if they are encouraged to do so. Thus, they should be trained at an early age that unprovoked barking is not ideal.
These dogs don’t fare well outdoors. They are best-suited for indoor living.
Moodle puppies for sale cost between $2000 and $4500 approximately.
They are non to light shedders and they are very affectionate.