- This is the 2nd most common word or term that is used for this dog. This is used by the American Canine Hybrid Club (a small organization) and also by the Designer Breed Registry (also another rather small group)
Therefore, the word Maltepoo is not often used. It is not recognized by any official group in the United States. If one is not sure what to call their dog or how to spell it, it is suggested to go with the most popular spelling of Maltipoo.
of Moodle, Multapoo, Multipoo, Malte-Poo, Maltapoo, Multapoo, Multi-Poo, Maltese-Poodle, Malt-oodles and MaltiPoodle have all but disappeared and are not used by the majority of breeders.
Proponents of this hybrid dog hope to someday have it recognized by the AKC, and therefore breeders are trying to stay with one name....allowing the other terms to dissolve away.
Nicknames for the Maltipoo
Every breed should have a nickname! The Papillon is a Pappy, the Pomeranian is a Pom, a Labrador is a Lab and so forth. Only if a breed has a very short official name with one syllable would a nickname not be possible. Some examples are the Boxer and the Pug.