This slideshow illustrates the most extreme color change possible - from black to silver! All photos are the same puppy. Silvers are always born black then clear to silver as they mature. With purebred poodles, an experienced breeder can usually pick out a silver puppy at birth and can confirm definitively at just a few weeks old. This is not always the case with Maltepoos as some do not begin the change until weeks after leaving the breeder.
Photos courtesy of Steve & Lauren Bloom, owners of this Kack's Poo, "Scoop".
Dam: Sophie, Sire: Wizard
We use the laboratories of Paw Print Genetics to complete full panel genetic testing on all of our breeding dogs. By completing full panel testing, we are electing to have our dogs screened for every test that has been developed for the breed by our lab of choice. Click on the Paw Print Pedigrees logo below to view the genetic testing results on our bloodlines. We also have every single one of our parent dogs microchipped for permanent identification as an additional means of verification. This means that we are able to scan the microchip of each of our dogs right in front of our puppy families so they know the results shown do in fact belong to that dog and aren't being used fraudulently on another dog. Please note that you may have to disable your pop-up blocker to allow the link to open in a new browser window.
Kack's Magick Ice Wizard
Weighing in at 6.5 lbs and son of our beloved retired foundation stud Kack's Magick Dragon Zach, this gorgeous boy has taken over as the sire to all Maltepoo litters born here at Kack's Saints since 2013. He has produced several litters of outstanding Maltepoos of even greater quality than his sire. He has an extremely loving personality and that shines through not only with people but with "his girls" as well. We like to say that he is "romantic" :) He likes to be held with his head snuggled up into your neck or hanging over your shoulder like he is giving you a hug.
Kack's Pandora II
Weighing in at 9.5 lbs, Pandora is a beautiful silver and like her dam, Kack's Satin and Lace Tease, carries both the silver and parti genes. She also carries the apricot genes from her sire, Kack's Furby Getting Fresh. She is definitely a lover and is usually found following us around. We are still searching for her identical littermate sister, Luna, who was stolen from us in October 2016 along with her mother. The thieves were caught and charged, however the girls still remain missing:(
Photos of our puppies growing up sent in by our happy families:)
A hybrid dog such as a Maltepoo cannot be registered with the AKC, UKC, CKC, or other popular registries. There are "designer" or "hybrid" registries for crossbreed puppies. However, it is important to note that just because a puppy comes with "papers", it does not in any way verify the quality of the puppy and many times does not verify the parents are even purebreds. The paperwork required to register a dog with these crossbreed registries is very minimal to even non-existent! We provide a registration application with each of our puppies to the Designer Breed Registry (DBR) as we understand our puppy families enjoy having that registration whether it be for their records or for novelty. We also send a 3 generation certificate of pedigree home with each of our puppies. Our Maltepoos have registered purebred parents of their breed. We welcome our puppy families to meet both parents and examine any and all paperwork available in person at any time! We also provide links on our website to verify genetic testing results of our parent dogs with the laboratory directly.
The mixes from purebred parents of different breeds has become very popular due to the outstanding health of the puppies if they are bred from healthy lines in the first place. Hybrid Vigor is a term that is used when you breed two purebreds of different breeds, the offspring are exceptionally healthy and first generation offspring from two purebred parents of different breeds don't carry the genetic problems common to that particular breed. Any genetic problems would start showing up in 2nd generation and beyond if one or both of the original parents are mixes themselves. It is for this reason that all hybrid puppies should be spayed or neutered to prevent any future offspring whether intentional or accidental. Multigeneration crossbreeding should ONLY be attempted by the most experienced and educated breeders that are willing and able to keep the strictest of records and possess the moral integrity to undertake such breedings (as noted below).
The terms "F1B", "F2", "F3", etc. indicate that puppies have been produced out of mixed parents. While this does give greater consistency in coat type, it increases the likelihood of health issues if the original purebred parents were not genetically screened and healthy representations of that breed. That is why we only encourage the F1 or first generation crossbreedings. It is our opinion that no responsible or ethical crossbreed breeder would produce anything other than true first generation puppies in which BOTH parents are purebred, registered, AND genetically screened. The exception being if strict and VERIFIABLE records are present and available for inspection by potential puppy families showing that health testing on the purebred lines of origination, proof of purebred registry of the originating parent canines, and DNA verification of parentage of each subsequent
generation to prove integrity of the bloodline. We also like to see breeders that permanently identify their breeding dogs by microchip prior to that testing so that the permanent identification is listed on all results. By breeding multi-generation, the breeder is attempting to create a new breed which produces consistent results and breeds true. Strict records must be kept for such an undertaking, otherwise they are breeding for profit only with no regard to breed integrity.
The most important thing that can be done by any person choosing a breeder for their new puppy is to ask to see verification. A good breeder will appreciate your commitment to ensure you are not supporting a backyard breeder or puppymill and will be happy to provide verification to you. We recognize the unfortunate amount of fraud amongst breeders and even many shelter and rescue organizations and the lengths that these profit seekers will go to in an effort to deceive unsuspecting buyers.
Visit our "Choosing a Breeder" page to learn more.