10 -15 Years
Silky, long with soft undercoat
Maltese: Italy, Pomeranian: Germany
Mostly white, all colors possible
Moderate - High
Friendly, lively, spirited and playful
Malti-Poms have a beautiful mantel of long, silky, hair. This is their crowning glory. They
may sometimes have a hint of lemon or tan on their ears. They are short, petite sized
dogs and have short triangular drop ears. Their tail curls over their back and they have
small compact feet. Double coated with a thick undercoat, they have a straight outer
Malti-Poms are friendly and alert. They are very lively as puppies, running around the
house in sudden bursts of happiness. They are agile, entertaining and happy dogs.
They are friendly, active, lively, spunky and are highly trainable. A very clean dog they
could be described as catlike.
The Maltese origins come from the island of Malta dating back to about 1500 B.C. They
are thought to have been brought to the island by Phoenician traders, and may have
had their origins elsewhere. Pomeranians are known to have existed around the
eighteenth century in Germany. They resemble the much larger sled-pulling Spitz type
dogs from the Arctic Circle, which they are said to have descended from. German Spitz
have been around since at least 1450, when they were recorded in German literature.
A Malti-Pom is a cross-breed of a Maltese and
a Pomeranian and may demonstrate any
combination of traits from those two breeds.