Apricot Maltipoo Puppies Instead of Regular Maltipoo – Explained!

Apricot Maltipoo puppies bear a stunning color that many pet owners are looking for. They are unique and their small size makes them even cuter. There are many Maltipoo colors which can either be solid or a mix of two different shades.

When it comes to Maltipoo puppies, their faded red color gives a calmer and silky look. Unlike the usual brown or cream color, Apricot Maltipoos have a distinct look that stands out among the rest.

The color of Maltipoos gets diluted as they are passed on to different generations. To produce Apricot Maltipoos, breeders will typically pair a red toy Poodle and a pure, silky white Maltese. Although the litter will have solid apricot pups, there will be point colors on some of the body parts like the paw, tail, brow, or chest.

Still, don’t be fooled by the terms that breeders use to market cream and beige pups as Apricots. Some of them use the terms ‘Orange Peel’ or ‘Strawberry Apricot’ even if the pup doesn’t have such a color.

Apricot Maltipoo puppies

What makes Apricot Maltipoo Puppies different?

Apricot Maltipoos are one-of-a-kind due to their unique color. For newborn pups, there’s a possibility of graying on the second or third month. Still, this will go away as the dog reaches its steady color by the time it turns one or two years old.

Here are some of the unique traits of Apricot Maltipoos that make them distinctive with other pups:

1. Fading color

Take note that some Apricot Maltipoos tend to fade into cream as they get older. This can happen to some but not to all.

Maltipoos that fade as they age will be born with a solid color. It can be a matter of genetics or bloodline that the dog will soon lose its Apricot luster.

As the possibility of graying, fading will take place as the pup turns one year old. Some breeders can identify this so you can get a pup that will retain its color even as it becomes an adult dog.

Some Apricot Maltipoos, though, will fade into cream while retaining the faded red on some parts of their bodies like their ears, tails, and paws.

2. Breeding

Producing Apricot puppies is way easier than breeding rarer colors like red, blue, and black. By cross-breeding a red toy Poodle and a Maltese, the Apricot Maltipoo will be born.

Still, there can be the possibility of what’s called as ‘throwback’. This is when a trait from 10 to 20 generations back still finds its way on the latest litter. With this, Apricot Maltipoos may either have a solid Apricot or a secondary Apricot hue.

So even with controlled breeding, some breeders may still be surprised with the result. Still, selective breeding may limit the possibility of this unexpected outcome.

Take note that due to the unexpected outcomes, Apricot Maltipoo puppies could be more expensive than the usual white and cream versions.

3. Genes

Genetics is the main reason why Maltipoos can vary in color. But even though their outside look is different than most of other Maltipoos, their temperament and behavior will still be the same. It will be predicted by the personality of the dam and sire as well as the manner of raising the puppy.

Take note that a Maltipoo’s behavior and temperament can be influenced by up to five generations back. If you want one with an amiable disposition, it’s always best to deal with legitimate breeders.

Also, their genes will pretty much dictate the intensity of their colors. Breeders would have to take the chance that within the litter, there’s a real Apricot Maltipoo that will rise.

4. Color variations

Maltipoo comes in different colors. It can be black, white, cream, apricot, brown, and even red. Of all these colors, the most sought-after are Apricot Maltipoos. No doubt, this color gives the dog a relaxed and elegant look. Although red and black are much rare, it doesn’t appeal as much as Apricot does.

Cream Maltipoos are the closest that comes to Apricot-colored pups. There’s also a time when Apricot Maltipoos will become cream-colored adult dogs.

These color variations vary widely, but it’s much difficult to find a breeder that can produce authentic Apricot pups.

5. Appearance

Who wouldn’t like a pup that looks silky, elegant, and regal? The Apricot color is a game-changer when it comes to choosing your Maltipoo pup.

Most dog owners are charmed by this color because unlike cream, the Apricot hue gives more shine to the dog’s overall appearance.

Wondering how an Apricot Maltipoo look like? Here’s Hazel, an adorable pooch:

Best Places to Get a Maltipoo

Planning to purchase or adopt a Maltipoo, here are some of the best places to find the perfect pooch:

1. Rolling Meadows Puppies

The Rolling Meadows Puppies focus on non-shedding Poo dogs including Maltipoos. This Southeast Iowa breeder produces Apricot Maltipoo for sale weighing 5 to 20 pounds.

All their Maltipoos are first generation designer dogs with silky and curly coats that don’t mat. Currently, the Rolling Meadows Puppies offer white and apricot Maltipoos. They also have black and mix Poos. If you’re interested in one of their dogs, make sure that you message them first before sending your application and placing a reservation fee.

Based on our experience, Rolling Meadow’s Puppies’ website is a bit cluttered, but it doesn’t mean that they are less credible. They have their contact number on the site which you can use to inquire about the prices.

Contact information:

Email: puppies@rollingmeadowspuppies.com

Phone: (319) 985-2189 (look for Bonnie)| (319) 752-7072 (look for Tammy)

2. Pocket Poos

For more than 19 years now, Pocket Poos has been producing Maltipoos of different colors. They are based in Cookeville, Tennessee and breeds Maltipoos with a weight range of 4 to 6 pounds. Sometimes, they also breed 3 to 10-pounds Maltipoos. I suggest that you contact them first to know the availability of their pups.

You’re free to visit their site or avail their driver delivery service. The only thing we noticed is that Pocket Poos don’t crate or house train their pups. You will need the extra patience to teach the pup should you get it past the age of 8 weeks or more.

Still, rest assured that all their pups are properly vaccinated including shots for Parvo, flea prevention, and de-worming.

Contact information:

Email: pocketpoos2@gmail.com

Phone: 931-783-3956 (they respond quicker to text messages)

3. Cathy’s Maltese

Cathy’s Maltese has teacup Apricot Maltipoos as well as the common white and cream colors. It’s not clear where they are based but the area code of their phone number states that it’s from West Virginia. They currently cater to the United States and Canada with their Maltese and Maltipoo pups.

The person behind Cathy’s Maltese is Cathy Mahop who established the business back in 2009. Cathy can do face-to-face transactions if you’re not confident about dog delivery services.

Their pups are born and raised in their home. The breeder promises that each pup will have guaranteed health background, good temperament, and excellent pedigree.

There’s not much to know in Cathy’s Maltese website aside from their available pups and their contact number. I suggest that you visit the pups personally to inquire. You can call them from Monday to Saturday from 7 AM to 10 PM. During Sundays, they are available until 7 PM.

Contact information:

Phone: (304) 508-8631

4. My Paddington Pups

My Paddington Pups is a Maltipoo, Maltese, and Poodle breeder. They claim to cross breed only AKC-certified Maltese and Poodles to produce high-quality Maltipoo pups. Also, they test their pups to make sure that it’s free of any genetic health issue.

This breeder is based in Snohomish, Washington. And unlike other breeders, they are not a kennel. They rear the pups at home, making sure that it’s exposed to an ideal environment. Also, the pups are house-trained and undergo a Wellness Exam before the buyer brings it home.

Another unique thing about My Paddington Pups is they use the so-called Bio Sensor Program that was used by the military in the ‘70s to come up with super dogs.

Contact information:

Phone: 206-327-1595 (look for Mikelle)

5. Florida Toy Poodles & Maltipoos (formerly Michigan Red Toy Poodles)

The Florida Toy Poodles and Maltipoos are experts in producing apricot, cream, sable, white, and phantom-colored Maltipoos. This breeder is based in Fennville, Michigan but its owners decided to move to Florida by May since the weather is much better for the puppies.

Even if they are moving to Florida, this breeder is still open to bringing dogs to Michigan if someone is interested. Depending on the availability of the puppies, you might be put on their waiting list.

When it comes to picking up the puppy, you may need to go to their home. Anyway, the owners are willing to do a meet-up if you’re just an hour away from their location.

If you’re visiting their place, make sure that you don’t bring any pet with you as they strictly don’t allow the entry of outside dogs in their home/breeding area.

Contact information:

Email: michigantoypoodles@gmail.com

Phone: 269-561-2031

6. Tri-Country Animal Shelter

If you want to spread the love by adopting a Maltipoo, try visiting the Tri-Country Animal Shelter in Florida. They are a non-profit, 100% no-kill shelter that saves dogs from Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade. You can find them at Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton.

They have an adoption center that helps place dogs in their new loving homes. Since 1996, the Tri-Country Animal Shelter has been fostering dogs and saving them from euthanasia.

And since they are a rescue shelter, don’t expect to find dozens of Maltipoos in their facility. You can chance upon one or two but there’s no guarantee.

Contact information:

Phone: 561-482-8110

7. Louisiana SPCA

If you’re living in Louisiana, New Orleans, you can visit the SPCA facility at the Mardi Gras Boulevard. They are open from Monday to Sunday, from 10 AM to 4 PM. For more than 130 years, Louisiana SPCA has been saving dogs and placing them to loving homes.

There are many dogs in their facility that’s waiting to be adopted. And like the Tri-Country Animal Shelter, finding a Maltipoo is a matter of chance. Still, adopting a dog would be worth the shot.

Contact information:

Phone: 504-368-5191

Some reminders to keep in mind

1. The colors may vary

Surprisingly, Apricot Maltipoos will have varying shades. This is why some breeders tend to market cream and brown pups as such.

If you want an authentic Apricot Maltipoo, look for a breeder with the best reviews for an Apricot Maltipoo for sale.

2. Shelter dogs can have behavioral issues

Normally, shelter dogs came from different environments. Expect that they will have behavioral issues once you first meet them. Maltipoo or not, they deserve a loving home. Besides, nothing is impossible when it comes to proper training and patience.

3. The Maltipoos will vary in age in the shelter

Just like the Maltipoos will have different behavior, they will also vary in age if you got them from shelters. It’s also rare for animal shelters to have Apricot Maltipoo puppies.

4. Prices have a wide range

Apricot puppies from breeders will vary widely on its price depending on the health and the condition of its parents. If the pup is very cheap or less than $400 each, you should think twice before bringing it home. Ask for a veterinarian examination first even if it will cost you another fee.

5. Ask more than one breeder

If you’re serious about finding an Apricot Maltipoo, ask more than one breeder. Compare their prices, the condition of their puppies, and the parents of the Maltipoo. This way, you can screen more options and you have will have better chances of landing a healthy pup.

Apricot Maltipoo puppies are stunning dogs. Their rare color makes them one of the most sought-after pet. But as much as they are enticing to own, you should always check the authenticity and health of your prospective pup.


  1. Bonnie & Jim Gibson September 21, 2019
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