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I waited NINE YEARS for this dog, but I got one! My parents MADE us get from a store (somehow they don't get the concept of a PUPPY MILL) but anyway, I got a male maltipoo named Darren or Darrien [we wanted to name him Dare but my mom didn't agree >=/] So does anyone else have a maltese, poodle or better yet a maltipoo? Any one have any other maltese cross breed like a yorkipoo? or a Chi-malti? Anyone with related breeds like shih tzu's or bichon frise? Please do tell, and if anyone has any tips let me know! He walks AMAZINGLY on a leash, and eats ALL NATURAL foods [without by-products, additives or artificial colorings] but if there's any other tips or tricks that would be nice too. Also, post pics of your dogs

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Congratulations! My suggestion is to see if there is a dog park near you where your pup (once he has all his shots) can socialize and play with other dogs. There is an absolutely ADORABLE maltipoo that comes to my dog park - he is so friendly, loves to chase and run around with the other dogs. He is super smart, too. He knows tons more tricks than my dogs (lab & beagle)! Enjoy your new dog- mine bring so much joy to my life!!

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Hehe thanks everyone! My dogs grooming is TONS of work, so we may have the groomers give him a puppy cut, to make it easier on everyone. I've actually taken training tips from It's me or the dog [on animal planet] and they work well! I'd love to get some training books as well, there's always more you can learn about dogs!

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Congratulations! My suggestion is to see if there is a dog park near you where your pup (once he has all his shots) can socialize and play with other dogs. There is an absolutely ADORABLE maltipoo that comes to my dog park - he is so friendly, loves to chase and run around with the other dogs. He is super smart, too. He knows tons more tricks than my dogs (lab & beagle)! Enjoy your new dog- mine bring so much joy to my life!!

 

Thank you! I would LOVE to take him to the dog park, and I THINK he's up to date on all shots, but he'll be seeing a vet on wendsday to make sure he's 100% healthy He's not eating very much, but he's still managed to potty a few times. Hopefully It's just his nervousness that's keeping him from eating.

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Okay, because 'maltipoo' isn't a real breed, and it was most likely {actually, about a 100% certainy} bred with no regards to health testing or genetic illnesses, you can end up with a very unhealthy dog.

 

Maltese suffer from:

Aberrant cilia

Anal GlandsAIHA (autoimmune hemolytic anemia)

Blindness

Cherry Eye

Collapsed trachea

Colitis

Cryptorchidism

Deafness

Distichiasis

Epiphora

Fontanel (open

Glaucoma

Hepatic portosystemic shunt or arteriovenous fistula

Hip dysplasia

Hypoglycemia

Hypothyroidism

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inquinial Hernias: Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye

Liver Shunt (Portosystemic)

Lymphocytic thyroiditis

Patella Luxation

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)

Periodontal Disease

Progressive retinal atrophy:

Retinal Dysplasia

Umbilical Hernia

von Willebrand's disease

 

Poodles suffer from:

Addison's

Basic Genetics

Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (Bloat)

Chronic Active Hepatitis

Cushings

Ear Care

Epilepsy

Hip Dysplasia

Hypothyroidism

Legg-Calve-Perthes

Patellar Luxation

PRA

Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

More Eye Health Links

Sebaceous Adenitis (SA)

Von Willebrand's disease (vWD)

 

 

Hybrif vigour is a myth, and being a cross breed it has double the chances of ending up with one or more of the above diseases.

Double that because it's a puppy mill dog.

 

I wrote all the above common diseases because if you want to, and I recommend it, you google each disease and read up on it, look out for symptoms and signs, and know what action to take.

 

Because you can't stop what your parents have done, make the best of a bad situation. Socialize it, don't coddle it because it's cute, don't tote it around like a handbag toy, DESEX IT and keep it's training up. 15 minutes a day of training.

 

Most articles on designer dogs will tell you that these dogs don't shed. Well welcome to the joys of mutts...you have no idea if it will shed a lot, or very little.

Half a litter can shed bucketloads, the other half of the litter can shed very little.

 

If it turns out to favour it's maltese side, keep up with regular grooming and tear stain cleaning.

Pay attention to the ears, long hair can be a huge problem.

Also pay attention to anal glands and ask the vet to show you how to empty them.

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Thanks for all this information! I looked all over the place and didn't see a big list of common illnesses within the two breeds quite like this one. I want to keep his hair puppy-cut, as grooming is a challenge already and he still has his puppy coat. I'm glad I ended up with one who doesn't shed a lot because I haven't found one strand of his hair anywhere. He also doesn't bother my minor allergy to dogs, also a plus! I'll be sure to watch out for all signs, because any animal that steps foot [or paw..] into this house becomes a commitment to me. He will be getting neutered at 6 months and as i type this he is at the vets office for his first check up. As for his training, he's learning to sit, to go into his crate on command and being housebroken, and me and my sister will be sure to keep up the training! [i actually enjoy training him!] Oh, and by the way, he has the WORST tear stains I've seen so far -_- He's definitely due for a visit to the groomer. Thanks again for all this information!

 

Also, one thing I'll never do it tote him around like a tote bag. It's one of my BIGGEST pet peeves. It's a DOG so you should treat it like one. I don't think dogs want to be treated like an accessory. It's a big reason I hate certain famous people..

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It took me about half an hour of rubbing my forehead and going "Arrgghhh! What's that disease that...you know...the one that...dammit!" because I haven't got my journals {veterinary journals} here, so I had to rack my brains to remember them all.

I think I have all of them down.

The vet will certainly help you with them if you have any questions or want more information about any of them.

 

I have British Bulldogs that get some wicked tear stains.

Mix equal amounts of Cornstarch and Boracic Acid Powder and pat gently onto the hair being extremely careful not to get any into the eyes or the mouth. The powder mixture will bleach the fur white whilst absorbing the stains.

 

 

link removed has some very awesome articles and videos under dsd TV>scroll down>training videos.

 

Also HIGHLY recommend you reading this, a week by week guide on training, socialising, puppy problems, tips, tricks and general great advice.

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Ohh thanks for the mixture, I couldn't find a good one anywhere! Just an update, we were able to get information on the breeder and it is NOT a puppy mill! I'm very relieved of that, although I still wish I could have adopted.[it helps the growing dog population, plus I was going to adopt a 6 year old Maltese I had my eye on for the longest And you are or used to be a vet? Just wondering!

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Ohh thanks for the mixture, I couldn't find a good one anywhere! Just an update, we were able to get information on the breeder and it is NOT a puppy mill! I'm very relieved of that, although I still wish I could have adopted.[it helps the growing dog population, plus I was going to adopt a 6 year old Maltese I had my eye on for the longest And you are or used to be a vet? Just wondering!

 

I was in my last year of schooling when I began to have severe gran mal seizures, and had to stop working and studying.

 

Is it a backyard breeder, then?

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I was in my last year of schooling when I began to have severe gran mal seizures, and had to stop working and studying.

 

Is it a backyard breeder, then?

 

Ohh I'm sorry We found the womans name, [which I'll keep withheld] and we are awaiting information. We're going to find out if she has had any complaints against her, etc. By the way, my dogs fecal analysis test results came back, and he tested positive for Giardia. His medicines are going to be picked up Sunday. At least he shows no symptoms, poor dog!

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Ohh I'm sorry We found the womans name, [which I'll keep withheld] and we are awaiting information. We're going to find out if she has had any complaints against her, etc. By the way, my dogs fecal analysis test results came back, and he tested positive for Giardia. His medicines are going to be picked up Sunday. At least he shows no symptoms, poor dog!

 

Giardia is spread by other infected dogs coming in contact with your dog, with poor enviromental conditons and fecal matter in the close environment.

That means most likely his whole litter is infected with it, they got it from the mother, and she hasn't been treated for it.

 

It's easy to treat so he should be fine but keep an eye on him and make sure he doesn't come in contact with any other dogs until the vet gives the go-ahead {not that he should be socialised with strange dogs at 8 weeks anyway, but just in case of accident}

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Not surprised. ALL pet store dogs have to be monitored because of their origins form puppymills, etc. I know your mom only wanted to get from a store, but please use this as an opportunity to educate her for the future. BTW, they have pet adoptions at petco and petsmart where they bring in rescue dogs.

 

I hope your pup pulls through.

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Giardia is spread by other infected dogs coming in contact with your dog, with poor enviromental conditons and fecal matter in the close environment.

That means most likely his whole litter is infected with it, they got it from the mother, and she hasn't been treated for it.

 

It's easy to treat so he should be fine but keep an eye on him and make sure he doesn't come in contact with any other dogs until the vet gives the go-ahead {not that he should be socialised with strange dogs at 8 weeks anyway, but just in case of accident}

 

We contacted the store [it's called Canine Corral in Long Island, NY] and they said that they will make sure all the dogs will get tested. He was in a crib like structure with a lot of other dogs that weren't from the same litter, only one of them I believe was his sister. I'm sure they're all infected with it too. -_- When is it safe to socialize him? He will be 5 months on the 17th.

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Not surprised. ALL pet store dogs have to be monitored because of their origins form puppymills, etc. I know your mom only wanted to get from a store, but please use this as an opportunity to educate her for the future. BTW, they have pet adoptions at petco and petsmart where they bring in rescue dogs.

 

I hope your pup pulls through.

 

Thank you, and I hope she learns from this too. It's only going to be a more expensive bill on her part which is exactly what she didn't want! She knew about those adoption events [which are just ploys to get people to buy from that store anyway -_-] but somehow having a dog that someone else once owned makes it imperfect to her. She's ridiculous. A dog is a dog, I see no difference other than where it came from. [Not to mention that the one we wanted was already house broken, but of COURSE she decides to get a puppy just to dump all the house training on me and my sister..]

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