Maltipoo Colors (White, Black, Apricot, Red)

Reviewed By Kim •  Updated: 11/26/21 •  6 min read
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Maltipoo Colors

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Coat colors do not only make dogs attractive. They can also influence a buying decision. Maltipoos are one of the dog breeds that have versatile coat colors.

As a crossbreed between a Toy/Miniature Poodle and a Maltese, Maltipoo tends to have a variety of colors. While the colors may be many, black, red, apricot, and white are some of the popular colors associated with the canine.

You will learn about these colors and many other important details you need to make an accurate buying decision for Maltipoo, especially as it pertains to the colors of the canine.

Why Do Maltipoos Have More Colors Than Other Dogs Do?

Do you know that Maltipoos have more coat colors than other dogs do? On the one hand, the reason is justified because the canine is a crossbreed of two parents. On the other hand, there are additional details that contribute to the multiple coat colors we see on Maltipoos.

For you to understand why Maltipoos have more colors, we will like to draw your attention to understand that the standard colors of the parents tend to influence the variety of colors that Maltipoos have.

First, the American Kennel Club (AKC) only recognizes a Maltese (one of the parent dogs of Maltipoos) by the following colors:

Second, the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes a Toy or Miniature Poodle (another parent dog of Maltipoos) by the following color standards:

So far, Black, Red, White, and Apricot have become standard colors for Maltipoos. Going forward, the virtual infinity of Maltipoo colors is accentuated by several two-colored Poodles that are yet to be standardized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

When you want to pay for a Maltipoo, you also want to look for a suitable color. Because of the increased demands for the canine and the obsession of pet lovers, you may have to wait for some time before you can pay for one.

Besides, these hot-in-demand Maltipoo colors are driving dog lovers crazy, and they cannot wait to pay for one and own one of the dogs.

Here are some of the Maltipoo colors that are hot-in-demand, and which we are sure you will like:

1.    Apricot

It is claimed in some quarters that the white Maltipoo color is one of the most preferred. While that is true to some extent, it doesn’t erase the fact that dog lovers like you do not mind spending a huge sum of money to pay for a Maltipoo with an Apricot color.

One of the reasons why Maltipoos with Apricot coat colors are preferred most times is because of the teddy-bear appearance it gives to the dog.

In addition to the non-shedding undertones, you rest assured that you would not spend more money on maintenance than you would spend on paying for the canine.

We must however mention that you have to take extra care to cater to your Maltipoo with Apricot coat colors so it will remain cute at all times. Some of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) steps you can use to maintain your Apricot Maltipoo include:

2.    White

You may not have to explain what a Maltipoo means if you are breeding the one that has a white coat color.

It will interest you to know that the first thing that comes to the mind of many dog lovers when Maltipoos are mentioned is the color – white.

The reason for that is not unconnected to the fact that white is a dominant color that cuts across both parents of Maltipoos. Besides, white is also a dominant color in a Parti (two-colored) Maltipoo.

Therefore, white is the most common color you will come across when you want to refer to a Maltipoo because the dominant trait it carries reflects across different color standards of Maltipoos.

3.    Brown Maltipoo Color

Do you remember that we mentioned that some Maltipoos can have two colors? Those are the color standards considered to be Parti Maltipoos.

Now, brown is one of the rarest colors for Maltipoos. As you may have known, when some color standards are rare to find in dogs, it means that such canines may be a bit costlier.

If you want to pay for a Maltipoo with brown coat colors, you rest assured that you cannot find it among the colors certified by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Instead, Maltipoos with brown colors is common in a Parti Maltipoo.

Note that Maltipoos with brown coat colors often tag along with some other colors like a White and Tan Maltese.

4.    Black Maltipoo

Over the last couple of years, it has become increasingly difficult to breed Maltipoos with black coat colors because this color is considered a recessive gene.

However, experienced breeders can breed Black Maltipoos by breeding by both a Poodle and a Maltese. Note that both parent dogs (Maltese and Poodle) need to carry a recessive gene so it would be easier to birth a Maltipoo with black coat color.

On the other hand, it is possible to breed a Black Maltese by breeding a darker colored Maltese (that doesn’t have an AKC standard color for Maltipoos) and a black Toy Poodle.

Are Some Colors Rare for Maltipoos?

Yes, some coat colors are not readily available for Maltipoos. Black is one of them because it has more recessive traits and genes than the others do.

Also, the coat colors that are considered rare for Maltipoos are usually because they have more recessive coat color traits than dominant coat color traits.

Some of the other coat colors that are rare in Maltipoos include:


Maltipoos have n infinite amount of colors, and that gives you a window of opportunity to select your canine friend based on the colors that appeal to you.

Which Maltipoo colors do you like the most and why?

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Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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