The Morkie is a mix of a purebred Yorkshire Terrier and a Maltese. His parent dogs are known for their stable personality and loving characteristics. The Maltese is a caring, sweet, intelligent, responsive, warm, and trusting dog. The Yorkshire Terrier is a smart, confident, loving, courageous dog and is one of the most popular dog breeds in existence today. Morkies are a relatively newer breed of dog that has been around for about thirty years. The Morkie is also known as a Yorktese, Morkies, Yorkshire Terriers, and Maltese Yorkie Mix.
The Morkie has very warm and approachable demeanor. They are known for their affectionate, intelligent, caring, and responsive personalities. They are happy-go-lucky dogs that form a quick bond with their family. This breed truly inherited the best qualities of its parents and is sure to win your heart and lap in no time. They do well with children and other pets in the household.
The Morkie comes in a variety of colors, such as black, brown, white, or a combination of these colors. Some Morkies even have coats that change color as they grow into adulthood. A big plus with the Morkie is that he has a very low shedding coat which allows for easier and less time-consuming grooming. A bi-weekly bath is suggested, which will keep his coat and skin clean, as well as routine nail clipping and teeth cleaning. This breed is a very attractive looking breed, and with the proper care, he will look and feel his best.
Morkies should be on a twelve-hour, two times a day feeding schedule. His meals should consist of two cups of food per serving. His food should be of high nutrients and protein, especially while a puppy, as this is important for his physical and mental growth. Although four cups a day total is what is recommended, the actual total quantity will depend on his size, metabolism, and activity level.
- The Morkie has an average adult weight ranging between seven and thirteen pounds.
- They tend to stand between four and nine inches tall.
- This breed has an average a ten to fourteen year lifespan.
Fact: Morkies are small but mighty dogs and are known to be courageous.
Fact: Morkies are considered to be one of the best “lap dogs” thanks to their size and loving mentality.
Fact: Newborn Morkie puppies weigh about 4 ounces.