Crossbreed: Maltese X Toy Poodle
Temperament: Devoted, intelligent, gentle
Recommended for: Empty-nesters, families & couples
Available in early January
Moodles are a popular cross of the Maltese Terrier and Toy or Miniature poodle. True to their parent breeds, they are affectionate and gentle. They make super companions and are excellent therapy dogs.
Because both Poodles and Maltese are considered non-shedders, puppies are highly desired by people who suffer from allergies. If you're allergic, however, it's important to know a little something about pet allergies before you run out to get a Moodle.
If you decide that a Moodle is for you, you'll find that he's an active, feisty, fun-loving dog. He enjoys life, and his perfect day includes playing, going for a walk, and racing through the house.
Moodles can be a good choice for first-time or timid owners. They're easy to train and learn quickly. They also do well in homes with elderly people or with older children who can handle them carefully. They enjoy long cuddles and are sensitive to their people's wants and needs.
Moodles can adapt to any kind of home, from an apartment to a house. No matter what their housing, they love being with their people, and should live indoors with their human families. They're not recommended for homes where they'll be left alone for long periods.
Moodles are fun-loving, happy dogs who've stolen many hearts. For those who appreciate their cuddly appeal and can give them the companionship they need, they can make an ideal pet.