Can a Maltipoo Puppy Live in An Apartment?

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If you live in an apartment and want a dog, you will need to choose a breed that does okay in small spaces. One breed you may come across is the Maltipoo. Technically, this is not a breed, but rather a hybrid of a poodle and a Maltese. Maltipoos are small and they can make good apartment dogs. However, there are still some pros and cons to consider before you bring a Maltipoo puppy home to your apartment abode.

Pro: Maltipoos are really small.

There are some breeds that are borderline small enough for apartments, or that can live in a larger apartment. But Maltipoos are so incredibly small that they really can live in practically any apartment — even some studios. They only grow to between 8 and 14 inches tall. While their weight ranges from 5 to 20 pounds, even a 20-pound dog is small enough to live in most apartments. And if you want to be guaranteed a smaller Maltipoo, you can just opt for a female. They're almost always on the smaller side of the range.

Cons: Maltipoos do require a lot of socialization when young.

Maltipoo puppies do need to be socialized with other dogs and other people when they are young in order to develop proper social skills. In some apartment setups, this can be tough, especially if you live alone. You'll need to go out of your way to have friends over to visit and to take your pup to classes and play dates.

Pro: Maltipoos don't shed much.

When you live in a rented space, the last thing you need is for your dog to leave the place coated in hair that you have to struggle to remove before you move out. This won't happen with a Maltipoo. They have long coats that barely shed. This is good news for allergy sufferers, too. Living in an apartment with a high-shedding dog may be tough, but most people with dog allergies can tolerate a Maltipoo.

Con: Maltipoos do bark.

Maltipoos can be trained not to bark, but you have to start early when they are young pups. And even with proper training, they can still become quite barky at times. If your apartment is not very sound-proof, this could prove bothersome to your neighbors.

If barking isn't an issue and you don't mind going out of your way to socialize a puppy, a Maltipoo can be a great choice for apartment life. Look at some maltipoo puppies available near you, and find your new furry companion.


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