29 Cute Maltipoo Haircut Ideas – All The Different Types and Styles

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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.” 

29 Cute Maltipoo Haircut Ideas

Now, let’s have a look at 29 of our favorite Maltipoo haircut ideas that you might want to consider for your furry friend.

Whether you want a cute haircut, such as the Lamb haircut, or an outrageous “do” that sees your dog with bright pink hair, you’re sure to find something you love in this list of adorable haircuts for Maltipoos.

Teddy Bear Cut

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The Teddy Bear cut is just about the most popular Maltipoo style for shorter hair and is the go-to hairstyle for many owners.

The Teddy Bear cut is a shorter haircut of around ½ inch or ¾ inches all over the pup’s body hair. If you choose a short clip, it will last longer and is more practical for active dogs that like to play outside and get muddy.

Also, the shorter the cut, the less time-consuming it is to brush.

The Teddy Bear haircut is quite an economic haircut that includes a clipped, non-feathered tail cut, round feet clip, a face hair clip, and ear trim. This neat style is perfect for preventing matting and reducing brushing time, too.

Miami Cut

Miami Cut Malti Poo
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The Miami haircut is also sometimes called the Bikini clip and is extremely popular with the owners of purebred Poodles, as well as Poodle crossbreeds.

This canine hairstyle is suitable for an adult coat rather than that of a puppy. With the Bikini clip, the dog’s tail, feet, and face are shaved. The hair is grown out elsewhere on the dog’s body to a length of your choice. If the individual dog’s coat attributes permit, the groomer might leave a pom-pom on the base of the tail, as well as on each of the pup’s paws.

Shaved Summer Cut

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The shaved Summer cut is basically a complete shave. The dog’s entire body hair is shaved off to leave only ½ inch or less, including the dog’s ears hair. This short clip is perfect for dogs that suffer from mats and tangles.

Also, if you live in a hot climate, the Summer cut can be done at the beginning of the summer when the weather gets warmer and the dog is vulnerable to overheating. Many owners like to have a Summer cut for their pet, which they allow to grow out as the cooler weather arrives in the fall.

Lamb Haircut

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Cute Malti Poo Lamb Haircut
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The Lamb haircut is another extremely popular hairstyle for Maltipoo pups.

This hairstyle sees the pup’s body hair shaved to a length preferred by the owner. The dog’s leg hair is left long and fluffy and the lengths of hair are scissor-blended into the body cut. The Maltipoo’s feet are trimmed to be round or beveled, according to the hair texture.

Puppy Haircut

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The Puppy Cut is loved by many Maltipoo owners and is a popular haircut for many other breeds of Doodles, too. Although this clip is called a Puppy haircut, you can also use this style for adult dogs.

This cute haircut is a short ½ inch or ¾ inch all-over shave. This beautiful haircut includes a face and ear trim, a round feet trim, and a clipped, feathered tail cut.

When it comes to coat care, you need to brush your dog every day, you need to brush this style every day to keep your pet’s coat healthy.

Town And Country Cut

Town And Country Cut Maltipoo
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The Town and Country cut is generally used as a show cut for Poodles, but it can be adapted for use with Doodle crossbreeds. This is a good cut for an adult coat and is best attempted by professional groomers only unless you have experience.

The Town and Country cut entails shaving the base of the tail, face, feet, rib cage, and neck. The base of the dog’s tail is shaped into a pom-pom.

Poodle Haircut

If your Maltipoo has a very curly coat that takes after the Poodle parent, you might want to consider a Poodle cut.

This clip involves shaving the dog’s face, tail, and feet. The Maltipoo’s body hair is grown out to your preferred coat length, and pom-poms are left on the base of the tail and sometimes by each of the paws, too. 

Continental Haircut

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The Continental clip is another traditional Poodle clip that’s great for Maltipoos with curly or wavy coats. However, if you have a Doodle with a straight coat, this clip might not work so well for you.

The Continental clip is the standard clip that most Poodle owners use for showing their dogs. The dog’s face, feet, throat, legs, hindquarters, and tail are shaved, making it easy to keep the coat clean. Pom-poms of hair are left on the tail, ankles, and wrists, and sometimes, two pom-poms are left around the kidneys, too.

Kennel Cut

The Kennel cut is just about the most basic and shortest of all the Maltese clips. 

This style of shaved cut is ideal if you have a dog that suits a shorter coat and is perfect for playful, active pups that love to find mud and muck to roll in while you’re out at the dog park!

The Kennel clip is essentially an all-over shave where all but 1 inch of fur is taken off the dog’s coat. That ultra-short style is perfect for mucky pups and is ideal if you prefer to keep your dog’s coat shorter for quick, hassle-free brushing.

Maltipoo Hairstyle Ideas

Here are a few more Labradoodle hairstyle ideas for you to consider next time you take your furry friend to the professional groomers.

Short Cuts

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Just because the Maltipoo is a pint-sized pup, that doesn’t mean that these pooches don’t like to have fun in the Great Outdoors!

In fact, many Maltipoos are lively, active little characters that love nothing more than to spend an hour romping with their canine buddies in the local dog park or at the beach. Now, that means those Maltese coats can get mucky, so a short coat type is perfect. A shortcut allows you to bathe and brush your dog more easily and is ideal for a heavy coat, too.

Before And After Pictures

These before and after pictures can give you an idea of what your Maltipoo will look like after his haircut. If you love one of these after shots, why not print the picture out and show it to your groomer to give them an idea of how you want your pup to look with his completed hairdo?:

Maggy Maltipoo got a haircut
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Before And After Pictures of Maltipoo
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Long Haircuts

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If you have a senior Maltipoo with a more laidback lifestyle, you might not need or want to cut his glossy coat too short. In that case, you could choose to leave your dog’s coat longer to create a more natural look.

However, you must be ready to spend time each day brushing your dog to prevent the coat from becoming matted and tangled.

Wavy Haircuts

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If your Maltipoo has a wavy coat, there are plenty of hairstyles that will suit him. Many pet parents with wavy-coated Doodles like to leave the coat longer so that they can enjoy the feel of that gorgeous soft, fluffy fur and its cute look.

Maltese Cut

Maltese Cut for Maltipoo
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If you want to keep your dog’s look traditional, you can go with the Maltese cut. 

In this signature hairstyle, the pup’s coat is shaved short right across the torse to roughly 1/4 inch. The stomach, chest, front of the neck, and the dog’s butt are cut close to around 1/16 inch. However, the hair on the legs is left at around 1.5 inches and feathery in texture.

Shih Tzu Cut

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The Shih Tzu cut is also sometimes referred to as the Summer cut. This style is cute and easy to do, being ideal for your pet on hot summer days when overheating is a danger.

The dog’s fur is shaved to between 1 and 2 inches all over the body, with the facial hair being left to grow a little longer.

Tail Styles

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Once you’ve decided on the best hairstyle for your Maltipoo, you can move on to choosing a nice tail style to complement the cut.

The following styles are all very popular with Maltipoo owners around the world. Which one is your favorite?

Flag Tail

Flag tails look fabulous on Maltipoos that have long, wavy hair.

The dog’s tail is trimmed so that it resembles a pennant waving in the breeze. The hair at the base of the tail is kept long, while the hair at the tip is clipped shorter. When executed correctly, the Flag tail should hang clear of the ground as the dog walks. 

Plume Tail

The Plume tail is a great look for Maltipoos with a wavy or straight coat. The tail hair is allowed to grow naturally from the tip to the base and is simply combed out to create an elegant plume.

If you decide to go with a Plume cut for your pup, you must be prepared to spend time every day combing through the hair to be sure that the fur doesn’t tangle.

Face Styles

Maltipoos have gorgeous faces with huge, dark eyes, and the right choice of hairstyle can really emphasize your pet’s pretty face.

If you’re not sure what style would suit your dog the best, always ask a pro groomer for advice on what face cut to go for.


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Top Knot Haircut Maltipoo
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Unless you opt for a short haircut, your long-haired Maltipoo will definitely suit a Topknot hairstyle!

The fur on the top of the dog’s head is allowed to grow longer than the rest of the facial hair and is blended with the body cut. You then draw the hair back into a bow or hair clip so that you can see the pup’s pretty face. The Topknot can suit Maltipoos with a wavy or straight coat. If the coat is curly, the hair will form an outrageous canine afro!

Some owners like to dye their Maltipoo’s topknot with pet-friendly hair color to really catch the eye!

Clean Face

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The Clean face trim is perfect for dogs with very pretty faces, making this a popular choice of cut for Maltipoos. You can also use the Clean face cut in combination with any of the other hairstyles we’ve included here.

Basically, the Clean face cut sees the dog’s entire face shaved clean, and the head and ears left longer. The whole face is shaved clean around the eyes and muzzle but the dog’s ears and head are left longer. This kind of trim is perfect for dogs that are messy eaters since it prevents the dreaded “dinner in beard” syndrome that afflicts many Doodles.

Mustache And Goatee

Mustache and Goatee Maltipoo

The Mustache and Goatee is a really cute look that many Maltipoo owners opt for when having their pets clipped.

With this cut, the face is shaved clean, but the beard and mustache are left on. With this cut, you get to enjoy your pet’s good looks while keeping the “furnishings” that are characteristic of this breed.

How Often Do Maltipoos Need Haircuts?

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You should brush your Maltipoo every day to keep his coat in good condition and prevent tangles and mats from forming.

But how often does your pet need a haircut?

Most members of the pet parent community have their pet clipped depending on the length of the hairstyle they want for their dog. Generally, dogs with shorter haircuts can be clipped every month or so, but that can be extended to every six weeks for dogs with a medium-length haircut.

Some people maintain their dog’s shorter haircut style by carrying out a simple haircut at home, but that’s a matter of personal choice. Generally, Maltipoo hair grows pretty quickly, so regular haircuts are necessary to prevent matted hair from forming.

How To Care For Maltipoo Hair

The Maltipoo is a fluffy, hairy dog, so daily brushing is essential to keep that thick coat in good condition.

These friendly dogs enjoy being brushed, and many find the process very relaxing. Brushing helps to get rid of dead hair, prevents matting, and can help to prevent dry skin by improving the dog’s circulation and spreading natural moisturizers through the fur and into the dog’s skin.

Maltipoos have thick, lustrous coats, and brushing a coat of that mat-prone hair type can take quite a bit of time. Unless you have experience, shaving hair is a skill that’s best left to the professionals, so, as well as brushing your pet at home, you’ll need to take your dog to the groomer regularly for a haircut.

Different Colors

Maltipoos come in an exciting range of colors, including:

The color of your pet’s puppy coat will depend on whether he takes more of his coat color genes from his Poodle or Maltipoo parent. That’s why you can sometimes find a whole litter of puppies that are completely different colors!

In Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed our guide to the cutest Maltipoo haircut ideas.

As you can see from our research, the world is your oyster when it comes to choosing a haircut style for your Maltipoo. Have a chat with your professional groomer to find out what will suit your dog’s looks and lifestyle the best.

What style of hairstyle did you choose for your Maltipoo? Are you a clipping DIYer or do you use a professional groomer for your dog’s hairdo?

Tell us in the comments box below, and please share our guide if you enjoyed it!

Meet our writer

Alison Page was brought up with dogs and various other pets! For a few years, Alison worked as a Practice Manager in a small animal veterinary clinic. Alison is now a full-time writer, specializing in creating articles on the care and training of dogs, cats, and fish.

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