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How Big Will A Maltipoo Get?

How Big Will A Maltipoo GetBasically Maltipoo is a small size dog, however there is actually no official standard size of this breed published by large canine clubs like the AKC, so right now the size of the Maltipoo might vary. Usually the size of adult Maltipoo dogs range between 5-12 lbs, and the height will range from 8-14 inches.

Estimating the final adult size of a Maltipoo could be quite tricky, especially if you’re looking at a puppy as young as 2-3 months old, because at this stage the growth could jump at a staggering rate several times with some resting phases. But if you’re really curious, you can estimate by taking the size of your 4 months old Maltipoo pup and double that number, the final adult size usually will be 1-2 pounds higher or lower from that final number.

Normally you will see the final adult size when the Maltipoo has reached the age of 12 months, because at that point a Maltipoo will stop growing, and the 1-year mark is indicating the transition from puppy to adulthood.

In the first 2 months period after birth, the growth rate will be quite slow, but after 2 months usually you will see some quick jump of weight gains several times for a few months. At this point, a Maltipoo pup could even gain a half-pound in only a few weeks. Then there are also some resting phases when you won’t see any weight gain. Sometimes the dog just grows in height but the weight gain comes later and makes the dog looks skinny for some time. This is perfectly normal but new owners usually worry because they think the dog is sick. So when it comes to growth, the first 12 months will be a bit like a roller coaster.

5 Comments to “How Big Will A Maltipoo Get?”

  • Lily December 8, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    My Abby is 3 months now and she grows so fast I actually thought she might not be a maltipoo in the end. I’m so happy this is a quite common thing, I live in a small flat and a bigger dog could cause a lot of friction between the landlord and me.

  • Rebecca December 11, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I get your pain, Lily! I got my maltipoo as a birthday gift from my fiance and I was 100% sure he got me the wrong breed, she kept on growing and growing. Now she is 2 years and she never weighed more than 10 pounds.

  • Leila December 23, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I certainly underestimated how big he will get but I don’t regret the decision at all. I was hoping he will be just a bit smaller so we had more leg room in our couch since we already had 4 other dogs.

  • Shelby January 2, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Becca is a bit fat now after being neutered in the summer so she’s on a strict diet which breaks my heart when she’s on begging mood. Before she used to munch on snacks several times a day so it’s a bit hard to get used to it.

  • Gianna January 7, 2016 at 10:35 am

    We wanted a small dog so our toddler could play along with it and a maltipoo was just right. He sleeps in our son’s bed and now they’re best buddies, they are inseparable even when we go outside.

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