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Do Maltipoos Smell?

It’s no secret that half of the world’s population may probably love having pets in their homes. And when it comes to cute little puppies, nobody can really resist themselves from keeping these fluff balls of energy. Ever

Among all the dog breeds, the Maltipoo is especially loved because of their small size and affectionate nature. However, as they are a crossbreed of Poodle and Maltese, many people don’t regard them as dogs which is why they’re almost usually found in shelter homes.

Having a dog in your house surely comes with a lot of other work to do such as grooming, cleaning, and feeding — but not with Maltipoos. Generally, you don’t have to care much as they are easy to keep and aren’t dirty, unlike many other dogs.

Their portability probably makes them good to keep in houses, especially because they’re popular with children and elders. These cute little dogs are liked by everyone as they are easy to carry and hold.

Do Maltipoos really smell?

Keeping a puppy in your house will demand a lot of care, and this is something you should brace yourself up with. The most common problem many dog owners face is that their puppies stink a lot. A stinky puppy also means a very unpleasant feeling (or smell) in the entire house, which is why many people usually prefer dogs that do not stink at all. Unfortunately, no such thing exists because we cannot completely get rid of a dog’s odor.

For Maltipoos, the question still lies. Do Maltipoos smell? The answer is no. Unlike many other dog breeds, Maltipoos do not smell and are actually very clean dogs to keep in the house. However, they still require regular cleaning and baths. They need to be shampooed and conditioned, their nails should be cut, and their teeth should be cleaned.

If all the cleaning measures above are taken, good news! Your dog is not likely to smell. Although in some cases you might not know, your Maltipoo can still give out bad odor. It might be because you’re not bathing it at all, you’re not using a good shampoo for its coat, or an infection. If the smell becomes bothersome, consult the vet right away to resolve it.

How to make your Maltipoo smell great?

Although Maltipoos are not much smelly like other dogs, they do give out a little odor which can be avoided through proper cleanliness. Listed below are tips to keep your Maltipoo clean and healthy:

Brush your Maltipoo

Make it a habit to brush your Maltipoo at least every 3 days. If you’re wondering why, it’s because this breed does not shed — and the brushing only helps to evenly distribute the oils on your Maltipoos body.

Use proper hygienic tools for your Maltipoo

To avoid the smell from the dog’s mouth, use proper hygienic tools like mouthwash, toothbrush, and toothpaste. A good quality toothbrush will remove any food particles or debris in the mouth and help alleviate bad odor.

Bathe your Maltipoo

Most importantly, bathing your Maltipoo is the best way to keep them smelling good. Despite their appearance, they should be bathed every 3 weeks. This will not only make them smell good, but also avoid many infections that can be further transmitted to the people in the house.

Are Maltipoos Hypoallergenic?

As Maltipoo dogs have hair instead of fur, they are considered hypoallergenic. The point here is that fur is basically thicker than hair. So, it accumulates dead cells of the skin. On the other hand, the dead cells that accumulate on a Maltipoos’ hair are immediately shed off either by themselves or by brushing. Their hair also does not shed, which makes them more convenient for people.

Some people are allergic to the dander, dead skin cells that fall off. With the Maltipoo, you are safe with that problem as well. That’s because the person only comes in contact with whatever debris is on the coat when they hold the dog. As the Maltipoos constantly shed dander, people are less likely to suffer from allergies. If they are very sensitive, the allergies caused by Maltipoo will not be harsh.

If you continually brush your dog, the risk of even a mild infection will be reduced to a much greater extent, as no dead cells will be left on the hair. In this way, the Maltipoos are hypoallergenic, making them safe to keep for any pet-lover.


Maltipoos are a great choice to keep as pets. Not only are they small and loving in nature, but they are also clean dogs that do not create many problems for the residents of the house. They are non-shedding, so you won’t have to collect their fur all over the house. 

Also, their hair makes them safe to use for people who have severe pet allergies. Maltipoos are the cleanest breed of dogs and probably, the least smelly as well.