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From malti- (representing Malte(se)) + poo(dle).


maltipoo (plural maltipoos)

  1. A dog that is a cross between a Maltese and a miniature poodle.
    • 2005, Margaret H. Bonham, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Designer Dogs, OCLC 60327584, page 88:
      Maltipoos are a cross between Maltese and Toy or Miniature Poodles. Their coat might be more like a Poodle's or a Maltese's, or somewhere in between.
    • 2015 August 22, Rosanna Greenstreet, “Q&A: Rita Ora”, in The Guardian[1]:
      [What is your most treasured possession?] My new dog, Cher. She’s a maltipoo.