Hybrid Origin: The Maltipoo is a hybrid between the Maltese and the Poodle.. Erroneous Alias: Maltapoo, Maltepoo Country of Origin: Maltipoos originate in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Maltipoo is a great family companion. Breed Characteristics: Maltipoos are generally playful, energetic, and protective of their family. Maltipoos tend to be intelligent, loyal, and very affectionate. Maltipoos come in a wide range of colors. With Proper socialization Maltipoos typically make a great pet for the entire family but should be supervised with younger children. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Maltipoo is 10 - 13 years.