- it is not uncommon for a Maltipoo to be cold in the winter even if in what appears to be a warm house. The fact that the temperature is a bit colder near the floor, possible drafts may exist and the fact that this dog is so small, all amount to a
or dog that can be cold when you are warm.
If you slip a soft, comfortable shirt onto your Maltipoo, you may then see just how much more relaxed and comfortable the dog appears.
- Since this is not a hunting breed with a double, water-resistant coat, many Maltipoo dogs need a bit of help in enduring cold and snowy winter environments. If you can help keep a dog's main body warm, he will then be able to regulate his internal body temperature much easier.
Therefore, a vest, hoodie or sweater can make all the difference in the world. Even short sleeve doggie clothes work very effectively in the winter, as the torso is covered.
Look for a piece of clothing that is sized appropriately, not fitting too loose as to cause 'trip-up's' but not too tight as to cause impeded range of motion. You'll want to choose a fabric that offers both warmth and comfort.
If it is below freezing out or if there is extreme weather such as hail, freezing rain, sleet or heavy snow, play it safe and stay indoors.