Welcome to our puppy shop today, many people keep asking:
What's a Morkie?
The simple asnwer is this, You take a Maltese and mix it with a Yorkie and, voila, you have the
Morkie. Wow so short and straight to the point,
The tiny Morkie (also sometimes called a Morkshire Terrier) is a fluffy, affectionate dog that can
also have the stubbornness of mule. Despite the fact that most could comfortably hitch a ride
in a handbag, these little dogs can be brash and full of confidence, and certainly should not be
mistaken for the teddy bears they often resemble
The appearance of a Morkie breed varies widely, some expressing more of a Yorkshire terrier
appearance and some more of a Maltese look so many people get confuse if a puppy is
actually Yorkshire terrier, Maltese or Morkies. Morkies are a small breed dog, typically
weighing between 4-15 lb (1.8-6.8 kg) note that the size vary as the dog ages. Common coat
colors that are found include: Black, brown, and white. The coat is usually long and soft. Morkie
ears can be pointed, like that of a Yorkie, or floppy, like that of a Maltese.
Morkies must be brushed every day to prevent their fine hair from knotting and matting and they
must be groomed regularly. You need to do it Haircuts every 4-8 weeks. Use dog shampoo
only for washing, not shampoo for humans. It is also important to pay particular attention in
keeping the areas around the dog's eyes clean as this can let to build up of debris buildup in
this area. Teeth should be brushed a few times each week in order to maintain good dental
hygiene. Yorkshire Terriers and Maltese are considered non-shedders, because they have hair
instead of fur. However, all animals shed to some degree, so they cannot be called
hypoallergenic. People with mild allergies may be able to tolerate a Morkie, but others may still
have allergic reactions.
Due to their small size, Morkies are very fragile and can be hurt easily if you’re not being
careful with them. This crossbreed does best with families without small kids, who can
seriously injure this furry baby in careless playing. As an adaptable, easy going pooch, a
Morkie can be happy with a big yard in the suburbs or in a minuscule city apartment. A few,
short walks each day will keep this Yorkie and Maltese cross content and well-exercised.
Common health problems for the Morkie are mainly seen in the eye, ear, or oral region
Morkies normally get along well with other dogs and non-canine pets that they have been
brought up with. Morkies can be destructive if left alone for extended periods, at such times
can be prone to excessive barking. Like many dogs, Morkies are suspicious of strangers or
unusual sounds in their environment and are quick to alert owners.
Toy Dogs are still dogs, not toys!
Remember that even though they might look like little stuffed animals, toy dogs can have all the
less-than-desirable behaviours of other, bigger dogs including:
Origin: United States of America
Higher classification: Dog
Breed status: Not recognized as a standardized breed by any major kennel club
Temperament: Trainable, Suspicious, Clever, Stubborn, Bold, Loyal, MORE
Mass: Male: 11 - 13 lbs, Female: 8.8 - 13 lbs
Height: Female: 9.4 - 12 in. (At the withers), Male: 9.4 - 12 in. (At the withers)