Maltipoo Teddy Bear Haircut

The Maltipoo is a designer breed that’s created by crossing a Maltese with a Poodle. These delightful little dogs have a wonderful, friendly personality, and they look just like Teddy Bears, which has made them a popular choice as pets.

Maltipoos need regular grooming and clipping to keep their coats in good condition and looking neat and tidy. Also, you’ll need to brush your pet every day to keep mats and tangles at bay.

Read this guide to discover 29 of the cutest Maltipoo haircuts we could find to give you inspiration for your beloved pet’s next “do.”

How Often Do Maltipoos Need Haircuts?

The question of how often youll need to book a visit to the groomer all depends on length preference.

Teixeira says he has some clients who bring their dogs in every week for a haircut or bath. This, he adds, is usually for dogs who have long, specialty haircuts.

Based on his decades of experience, Teixeira recommends Maltipoos get groomed every 2–3 weeks max.

“Maltipoos require more care because their hair grows faster, and its a lot of hair,” he says. “It depends on the length you want to keep your dogs hair. If you shave your dog, [your dog] doesnt require much grooming since theres not much hair to groom. If you do a puppy cut or a shave, after 4–5 months, your dog can get groomed again.”

Teixeira says that if you want to keep your Maltipoos hair longer, youll need frequent grooming visits and proper maintenance at home to prevent matting. “The groomings keep the style, but the maintenance [should be done] by the owner,” he says.

How to Maintain a Maltipoo’s Hair at Home

Keeping your Maltipoo looking and feeling her best requires some maintenance on your part. The most important step? Brushing!

Teixeira stresses the importance of brushing your Maltipoos coat every day, like your own hair. “If not, the coat will get very matted, and youll need to get them shaved,” he says.

For dog parents interested in maintaining their Maltipoos cut at home, a few tools Teixeira says youll need include:

  • Scissors
  • Pet clipper blades
  • Dog shampoo
  • A brush
  • A metal comb
  • In addition to those items, youll also need to be patient with your dog, especially if theyre not used to being groomed just yet.

    “Dogs usually dont like to be groomed—theyre moving, theyre shaking,” Teixeira says. “So, its better to prepare for that.”

    Horn recommends getting your dog used being exposed to grooming tools ahead of time, offering plenty of positive reinforcement using good quality treats. “This way, your dog will associate grooming with something good and he will feel more excited during the process,” she says. Working on cues like sit, stay, lie down, and give paw (for nail trims) at home can also be helpful for the groomer so your pup stays still during the appointment.

    If youd rather let your groomer take care of the haircutting, you can bathe your dog at home to keep her so fresh and so clean. Teixeira suggests using lukewarm water and making sure you wash off all the soap to prevent your dog from getting dry skin.

    No matter which haircut you decide for your furry friend, its always best to communicate with your groomer to see which might be the perfect option based on your Maltipoos coat and lifestyle. (And show your groomer pictures of what you might have in mind.)


    What is a good haircut for a Maltipoo?

    Maltipoo Teddy Bear Cut

    To achieve this Maltipoo haircut, the body and legs should be cut to a length between 1-2 inches with the hair around the paws rounded off. The body will be mostly uniform in length but blended up to a longer face and head. The face and head is what sets the Maltipoo teddy bear cut apart.

    How do you give a Maltipoo a teddy bear cut?

    Puppy Cut

    “The puppy cut is the best choice for most Maltipoos because it is easy to maintain and it keeps the body temperature constant.” Horn also mentions how fully grown Maltipoos can become matted, and it can be time-consuming to brush and maintain your pup’s curly coat.