Poodles and Maltepoos bred by a Veterinary Technician/Groomer working with and breeding 
top quality canine companions, competitiors, assistance, and therapy dogs since 1999.   Personal delivery available directly by breeder!
renee@kackspoos.com
(419) 283-7230 cell
Durham, NC
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Kack's Poos

by Renee M. Kachenmeister, RVT, Owner of Kack's Dog Grooming

Maltepoos

There are many spellings of the breed name for this adorable little dog which include: Maltepoo, Maltipoo, Maltapoo, Moodles, Malt-oodles, etc. The deliberate crossbreeding of the Maltese and Miniature Poodle creates a wonderful new crossbreed known as the Maltepoo. 

This crossing produces puppies that naturally exhibit behavioral characteristics similar to the parent breeds. This generally results in a dog that is playful and energetic yet are gentle, extremely intelligent, eager to please, easily trainable, and very loyal to their human families. The Maltepoo is a natural family dog and tend to love everyone they meet. They are also great with kids yet are an excellent choice for a retired person that wishes to have a soft and cuddly lap dog.

The Maltepoo coat is soft and fluffy with a slight wave to curl and can be found in a variety of colors. As with purebred poodles, color can change as the puppy matures (SEE BELOW). Maltepoos are considered completely non-shedding and tend to be a great choice for individuals with allergies.  

Maltepoos can be found weighing 5-15 lbs depending on the line. Our line produces puppies generally in the 8-12 lb range. Our puppies are true 1st generation Maltepoos bred from purebred, genetically sound, healthy Miniature Poodles and Maltese. Our Miniature Poodles and Maltese are all excellent examples of their particular breed and are fully genetically screened therefore our quality and consistency shows. We will be transitioning in 2020-2021 to a fully genetic screened and DNA verified F1b line to increase the colors produced and add additional curl to the coat type. Our first F1b line will be out of Calypso, a Mystique x Wizard daughter that will be bred to our toy poodle stud, Havok.

Due to poor breeding management and lack of knowledge by breeders over years, most breeds have a very high incidence of genetic health issues that are inherent to their particular breed. The poodle breed being one of those, it is crucial to screen any animals being used for breeding to be certain that those genetic faults aren't in our bloodlines. Unfortunately many uneducated and irresponsible breeders are out there and producing puppies that grow up to have a multitude of expensive veterinary problems that impact the puppy's quality of life as it becomes an adult. I encourage you to take the time to look over our page on "choosing a breeder" before you continue your search for a puppy of ANY breed. VERIFIABLE genetic testing should be completed on any poodle that is used in a responsible and ethical breeding program to eliminate many of the diseases inherent to the breed. Genetic testing is the only testing available that cannot be manipulated and is not based upon individual interpretation.

Please check out the links below on choosing a breeder, our waiting list policies, photos and testimonials, and finally our puppies available! 

The color change process - "Scoop" - all photos are of the same puppy!

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.

Meet the parents of our Maltepoo puppies!

Kack's Magick Ice Wizard 

"Wizard"

Canine Health Check cleared

OFA Cardiac - Normal

OFA Patellas - Normal

CHIC CERTIFIED


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 Crimson Havok

"Havok"

Full genetic panel clear

OFA Cardiac - Normal

OFA Patellas - Normal

AKC DNA Verified


Weighing in at 8 lbs and standing 10" at the shoulder, Havok will be the sire to all of our F1b Maltepoo puppies. He is also being used in our purebred AKC program as well. We expect him to bring some more gorgeous curl and deeper colors to our line. This boy is SMART SMART SMART!

Kack's Khaleesi on Fire
"Khaleesi"
FULL PANEL GENETIC TESTED
OFA Patellas - Normal
OFA Cardiac - Normal
Parentage DNA Verified

Weighing 10 lbs, she will be continuing our brown and apricot bloodline out of Kack's Magick Sophia Loren sired by Kack's Furby Getting Fresh. 

Kack's Crimson Mystique

"Mystique"

FULL PANEL GENETIC TESTED

OFA Hips - Good

OFA Elbows/shoulders - Normal

OFA Patellas - Normal

OFA Cardiac - Normal

AKC DNA Verified


Weighing 11 lbs, Mystique produces dark apricot and red pups with a very thick soft coat. Our phenomenal red girl out of Idaho Jewels Poodles in Rigby, Idaho... She is also the dam of Calypso.

Kack's F1MP Calypso

"Calypso"

ACHC Registered

Genetic Panel - Clear by Parentage

Canine Health Check cleared

OFA Patellas - Normal

OFA Cardiac - Normal


Gorgeous apricot daughter of Mystique and Wizard pairing with an absolutely perfect coat and nice square body, Calypso will be the first to begin our F1b line of Maltepoos. She is currently bred to our red toy poodle stud, Havok.

Kack's Pandora II

"Pandora"

FULL PANEL GENETIC TESTED

OFA Hips - Good

OFA Elbows/shoulders - Normal

OFA Patellas - Normal

OFA Cardiac - Normal

Parentage DNA Verified


Weighing in at 10.5 lbs, Pandora is a beautiful silver and like her dam, Kack's Satin and Lace Tease, carries the genes to produce silver, phantom, and parti. She is definitely a lover and is usually found following us around. 

Kack's Splash of Merle Rogue

"Rogue"

FULL PANEL GENETIC TESTED

OFA Patellas - Normal

OFA Cardiac - Normal

AKC DNA Verified


This big girl weighs in at 16.5 lbs. She is expecting her very first litter with Wizard in May 2020. We intend to keep a daughter or two for our line out of that breeding for our Maltepoo program that eventually will be bred to our toy poodle stud to bring the size back down. Due to her larger size, we have decided to use Rogue in our new mini doodle program beginning in 2021 after our big move from Ohio to North Carolina.

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