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sally
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From:Surrey
Registered: Mar 2004

posted 03-12-2004 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sally     Edit/Delete Message
hi guys, i was thinking of getting a maltipoo and just wanted some info, are they friendly, bark alot, how are they with strangers and also i work from 9-5pm, someone will be home at that time though, but how are they with separation anxiety? Thanks in advance!

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dizzygizzy
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From:Conroe tx. USA
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posted 03-22-2004 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dizzygizzy     Edit/Delete Message
I've had a Maltese, and she was the sweetest thing in the world, I had two younger children at the time too! never did she nip or growl at them and was a great watch dog and lap dog.I was raised with poodles, and they can be nippy at least older in age. But my sister has a shitzu and he can be unfriendly at times. So I think its all in the individual dog and how they trained too!
You've got a hard choice to make, but you'd love either of the mixes.

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Mackie8494
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From:Birmingham, Alabama
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posted 03-22-2004 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mackie8494     Edit/Delete Message
We just got a maltepoo last week. After you get past his adorable, sweet face, he has been wonderful! Naturally, he wants to chew everything but I can give him a toy rope and he is content for a long time. He is not a yapper. We crate train and he will go in his crate and lie down to nap even without us telling him or closing the door on it. He has been getting down for the night around 10:30 and sleeping until I get him in the morning. He loves everybody and gets excited when he sees someone new and loves to play with our other dog.

This totally amazed me but last week after we had him 1 week, I saw him run to the door, then he ran half way back to the center of the room and then back to the door. I saw this but I thought no way he knows to go outside so I kept loading the dishwasher and when I looked up again, he had done his business by the door. I am always telling my daughter to watch him for signs but then I ignore the signs (oops). We have a rat terrier that is completely housetrained and is a well behaved dog. I don't know if one can influence the other or not.

I'm sure every dog has its own personality and they are all different but this little guy has stolen our hearts.

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Alabamamom1
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From:Killen, AL, USA
Registered: May 2003

posted 03-26-2004 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alabamamom1     Edit/Delete Message
I have a maltipoo who is just over a year old. He is great! I have had my share of problems, but I think the problems are more human error than anything. He has not really had any problem w/ seperation anxiety. He is fine left alone, although it has taken time for him to adjust to it. He ALWAYS barks when someone comes in the house or if someone pulls up. He is just a barker and no matter the corrections we have tried to make, we have just learned to accept it. He is very friendly though, not a biter. However, maltipoos do better w/ more considerate kids and don't like to be chased and teased by less considerate children, (this statement is made by research and personal experience--although I am sure there are exceptions some might not mind) Romeo is a little lap dog and loves to be w/ his momma. He is a definite momma's boy. I love this breed and am definitly biased. I just wanted to let you know some of the pros and cons in order to hopefully better acess the situation. Hope I've helped. I could talk/type all day about maltipoos. GOOD CHOICE!

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