Should I Get A Male Or Female Maltipoo? (2024)

Dog owners often have strong views on which sex of pup is the preferred one, if you speak with them about the Maltipoo or any breed for that matter.

I am one of those people who have the strong belief that the dog I own is “the best dog in the world” which may slant my views slightly. If you are trying to decide if you should get a male or female maltipoo, consider these differences

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Male Or Female Maltipoo



Male and female Maltipoos typically have similar physical characteristics. In general, reputable breeders breed puppies the same size. Although males may occasionally be bigger than females, this should be a very minimal difference.

To prevent male behavior such as lifting their legs to urinate and humping things or people, neutering males early (before six months of age) is crucial.

During puberty, some males may ‘hump’ things, but once their hormone levels level off after neutering, this behavior will diminish.

In order to avoid dreaded “heat,” it is crucial to spay females early in their lives. When females go into heat, blood will be released through their skin. The best way to prevent this from happening altogether is to have your dog fixed early on.

Males are more territorial than females, which is something most people don’t know. The humps of a female are not sexual behaviors, but instead are signs of dominance.


Due to their less active nature and greater attention to detail, female Maltipoos are usually easier to train. Despite this, they are less affectionate, allowing them to sleep alone without their owners.

They will demand attention when they want it. Moody females typically get what they want, and they want it right now. Often, owners can annoy females with their demands for affection. In spite of their independence, the females are still very affectionate.

The female body matures at a faster rate than the male body. Male Maltese are more outgoing than female Maltese, but they are lovable dogs. The females prefer to claim their own space within the house, unlike the males.

It is not uncommon for people to hide in their hiding spots when new people enter the house.

Due to their predominance, females tend to show their dominance before being fixed because they are the alpha animal of the breed. Young females may mark their territory and hump their legs, but after they are spayed they rarely exhibit these behaviors.

Human family members are less likely to be treated equally by females, so they are suspicious of strangers. Often, they pay little attention to others and bond closely with one person.

Despite their agility, females have a calmer and more mature temperament than males.

However, they still show their love to their owners even though they don’t enjoy playing games as much as the males do. Instead of lying in your lap, they prefer to sleep in their favorite place.

There is a tendency for female Maltipoos to display a greater sense of independence than their male counterparts.

The fact that she may seek affection on her terms and move away once she has had enough of the human does not mean that she will not enjoy spending time with her human.

She may be more stubborn and need to defend her territory and define her boundaries in order to satisfy her need for control.

There is a tendency for the female to appear a little more reserved than the male. Strangers may find it harder to get along with her while she develops deep bonds with her owners.

There is generally more affection and attentiveness between male Maltipoos and their owners than between female Maltipoos. In terms of affection, males tend to bond closely, to be loyal, and to be more reliable than females.

Males tend to be more active and are prone to distraction when playing. Men even well into their adult years are described as ‘puppy-like’ by their owners. Male Maltipoos are best suited for people who enjoy napping on their laps.

Moreover, males are better at getting along with other household pets, children, and even cats. They bond quickly with humans and are lovable characters.

The temperament of male puppies calms down after they are neutered, but they are more aggressive than female puppies. The speed of the males when running is a sight to behold, and they love playing catch with their families.

When they’re feeling lazy, males will lie in your lap all day and follow you around.

A male Maltipoo’s temperament is generally considered to be more even compared to a female’s.

There are many stories about males requiring more interaction and attention from their “person” or “people” than ever before, which can last far beyond their puppy stage and well into adulthood.

As a result, they are generally more outgoing, showing a greater desire to please.



It’s common for male Maltese to get distracted during training because they are more energetic than the females. They learn new tricks quickly, but they are more energetic than the female Maltese.

They won’t start marking their territory or trying to hump your leg after they’re neutered. In order to train a male, you must provide him with plenty of treats for rewards, but fixed males are much easier to handle than males with intact manhoods.

Your little lad Maltipoo feels the same way, since their stomachs are the gateways to the heart of a man. Positive reinforcement and treats are effective ways to train males because they are generally more food-oriented.

Male Maltipoos are easily distracted and exhibit poor decision-making when overwhelmed or excited due to their lust for life.

The training of females is easier than that of males. During a training session, they respond quickly to commands and rarely get distracted. Keeping them healthy requires daily exercise, but a quick trip through your city or a hike on a trail should suffice.

Spaying females improves their performance in training, despite the fact that it is less challenging. They are likely to exhibit their alpha dog behavior before being fixed and to mark their territory on furniture prior to being fixed.

General Health

A Maltese’s coat needs to be groomed on a daily basis in order to maintain its health. Keeping their fur vibrant requires frequent baths and conditioning and brushing their coats at least once a day.

Even though the Maltese have a lot of energy, they should be exercised every day with a walk or some time spent playing outside.

They tend to have tooth problems unless their teeth are kept brushed frequently. An infection can be prevented by cleaning their ears, and clipping their nails regularly prevents them from growing too quickly.

Testicular cancer and prostate disease are risk factors for male Maltipoos. Male Maltipoos are at risk for mammary cancer, bladder infections, and bladder tumors, while female Maltipoos are at risk for uterine cancer.

Having your Maltipoo spayed or neutered is the best way to prevent these conditions.

Your dog should be fully grown by the time you do this, even if you do not plan on breeding them. There is a slight difference between male and female Maltipoos when it comes to spaying or neutering. 

It is generally easier and less expensive for males to undergo neutering surgery rather than for females to undergo spaying surgery.  The recovery time for males is also faster.

Depending on whether they are fixed or not, females live slightly longer than males. Infections of the uterus or mammary tumors can develop in females, despite the fact that they have few medical problems.

In order to prevent this condition, veterinarians recommend that your female be fixed before her first period. It’s important to fix them before they have puppies. They can have puppies as early as four months old.

The small birth canal of the Maltipoo breed can cause difficulties or obstruct labor for the female when delivering pups due to its diminutive size. It can be necessary to perform surgery for safe delivery in the most severe cases.

Breast cancer and uterine infections can also be decreased by spaying your female Maltipoo. Testicular cancer can also be prevented by neutering your male Maltipoo.


There is a noticeable difference between the price for male and female Maltese dogs if you’ve browsed breeder listings. There can be a $1,000 difference between the cost of males and females.

The price for females is much higher due to the high demand, and they can be difficult to find.

A misconception about Maltese males is that they are less snuggly and girly than their female counterparts. When they smell a female in heat, males can become aggressive. Males are ready to breed at six months of age.

Most breeders wait until dogs are six months old before they find them mates, despite the fact that females are physically capable of reproducing at a young age. Due to their greater value and greater demand, breeders care more about their female stock.

In the heat, females become fussy and uncomfortable around people as a result of the experience. In the case of breeding dogs, veterinarians recommend using doggy diapers when they are menstruating.

A Maltipoo is a friendly, intelligent member of the popular Doodle family, regardless of whether it is a boy or girl. Those with smaller living spaces will benefit from their small stature.

Unlike their larger counterparts, Maltipoos have a lifespan of between 10 and 15 years, which is plenty of time for them to fill your home with laughter and snuggles.

Adding A Second Maltipoo


Are you considering getting another dog? If a dog of either gender is being added to the home, owners should consider the ramifications carefully.

A female or a male may be better accepted by the existing pack depending on its makeup. Choosing the gender of a second dog can be challenging. Here are some tips to help you.

Dogs of the opposite gender are generally the best choice if you already have a male or female dog. There is a higher likelihood of fighting between dogs of the same gender than between dogs of the opposite gender.

In addition, adding a female to your pack will likely result in fewer dominance issues if you already have a male. Another male can coexist peacefully with them, and they may even become friends if you choose to add him to the pack.

The key to preventing aggressive behavior is to closely monitor their interactions from the beginning.

You are more likely to get a positive response from your female if you already have one. Submissiveness is common among most males.

It is unlikely that your resident female will fight with him if he does not challenge her. A female pack member, on the other hand, could result in complications.

A pair of females is the worst combination because they are more likely to fight than a pair of males or a pair of females. It is not uncommon for dog owners to live with two or more female dogs without experiencing any problems.

The rule of thumb is that as long as there is one dominant female and the other females know their place in the pack, dominance struggles will not happen often.

Consider your current female’s personality when considering adding another female. Has she already developed a strong sense of territoriality? How moody is she? What is her temperament like? Is she laid back and easy-going?

Often, females display some of the above characteristics, but some may be very laid back, easy-going, and without territorial issues.

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