Chachi the Maltese Poodle visited us in Galt

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Chachi the designer Maltese Poodle came with his human to our Galt and Lodi pet vaccination clinic. We call him a designer dog because his mixed breeding is anything but accidental. The Maltese is an ancient Mediterranean breed from the island of Malta and known for its perennially cheerful attitude and fun personality. The Poodle breeds date to the 15th century and has always been known for its intelligence and train-ability. Combine the two and, presto!- you have a Maltipoo! This is a common mixed breed and there are many breeders who have been producing this combination. Since the combination of Maltese and Poodle is not a recognized breed, but is a an intentionally produced cross, it is considered to be one of the first ‘Designer Dogs’. Maltipoos come in a variety of sizes and colors and have many attributes including the Maltese’ cheerful demeanor, the Poodle’s IQ and intelligence, and the non shedding coat which is common to both. – Geoffrey Antipa


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