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I found a Malti Poo that I'm thinking of adopting. I think they are adorable dogs even if they are not an actual breed and are mutts and was wanting some opinions from people who own them as far as temperment, etc go based on their dogs.
 

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Well since they are a mixed breed and dogs are all individuals it would be really really hard to predict a personality for you. I mean it could take more after a poodle, more after a maltese or it could have some strange personality quirks from the previous owner. You just never know. But I think poodles and malteses are both supposed to have really nice temperments being as they are from the toy group and so are bred for companionship. Chances are it's a nice little dog.

I think the best thing for you though would be to visit the dog and ask the rescue what their assessment of his/her tempermetn is. Sorry that's probably not the answer you were looking for. I wish you luck!
 

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It's actually an individual person that is having to rehome the dog. I've not gotten a chance to visit the dog yet to see it's temperment for myself, but the owner said that the dog loves to please and is very humble sweet girl. I've never had any experiences with Malti Poos but have heard good thing about them from different people and was just wanting some opinions from more people before making a decision on whether to adopt the dog or not.
 

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I would base that decision on a personal assessment - not on the opinions of forum members, and certainly not on the opinion of the person wanting to rehome the dog.

We got Molly from a private owner surrendering her. The previous owner swore she was fully-trained - not just house-broken, but trained in culinary arts and only a few credits short of her Master's degree in quantum physics. Also, really good at small-engine repair.

I realized the previous owner was exaggerating at least slightly when Molly jumped up and crapped on our new sofa.

My point, however, is that we adopted her for her personality and temperament and the quick bond she formed with Esther - not because of anything the prior owner said, and not because of anything anyone here said. (If I listened to everyone here, I'd have 43 dogs by now.)
 

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I absolutely agree that meeting the dog is the best way to find out. Cupid and I met a few dogs this month as I was looking for a sibling for Cupid. One was just so cute and seemed to have a nice temperament when I met her. Once I brought Cupid, though, things didn't quite work out as I'd hoped.

Even if you don't have another dog that needs to get along with the new one, you learn so much when you meet them and see how they interact with you. I was planning to get a girl dog, but I ended up with another boy. But he's a great addition to the family. :)
 
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