Hybrid Origin: The Maltipom is a hybrid between the Maltese and the Pomeranian. Erroneous Alias: Pomanees Country of Origin: Maltipoms originate in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Maltipom is a great family companion.Breed Characteristics: Maltipoms generally are playful, loving and loyal. Maltipoms tend to be very energetic and need to be exercised frequently. Maltipoms can come in many colors and patterns.Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Maltipom is 10 - 13 years.