Morkie Information

Morkie History

The Morkie is a very popular hybrid dog bree that is created by the crossing of the Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese. They are very well known and also referred to as "designer dogs".

The Morkie is a hybrid or mix dog breed which makes the history for this breed hard to find and quite limited. To gain a better understanding of the hybrid, we need to look to both the Maltese and the Yorkshire Terrier. Morkie breeders like to breed Morkies from purebred parents. This purebred mixing allows for a healthier and happy Morkie puppy. Because the Morkie is a hybrid breed, the puppy has less of a chance of suffering from a lot of the hereditary diseases from which purebred dogs can suffer. When breeders breed these two purebreds, this creates a healthy hybrid breed. This hybrid, or mixed breed, is an all around loving pet.

If you are looking for a Morkie puppy from a reputable Morkie breeder or a family, then it's important to have as much information as you can about the Morkie hybrid breed. Understanding what the breed needs and what is required of you as the owner is also important.

Morkie Health

The Morkie cross breed is known to live a long and happy life, with a life span of 12-15 years. Since the Morkie is not a purebred, the breed does not have the risk of suffering from the common genetic diseases and issues that a few of the purebred breeds can suffer from.

Morkies' Appearance

The Morkie is a very playful and small in size. The Morkie should be very compact, sturdy, and should seem hardy. This hybrid dog is known to be sweet and a pleasure as a family pet.

The Morkie requires minimal care and groomimg. The Morkie does require brushing on a daily basis as well as a bath once and a while. They like to get into things and do not mind getting their paws dirty, so a bath may become a part of your grooming routine.

Morkie's Temperament

The Morkie is very affectionate and loyal. This mixed breed will fare quite well with other house pets and other dog breeds. The Morkie loves attention and will become very bored if left alone for a long period of time. This mix breed is known to bond closely with their family members, and will be very wary of strangers. They oftentimes will make very good watchdogs.

Training your Morkie early on in life is important to the growth and socialization of your puppy. The hybrid breed is known to be very obedient, but can also be stubborn at times. They can be a bit tricky to housebreak, but with consistency and time, your Morkie puppy will catch on and adopt a routine.

Morkie's Role

Morkies are known to be great pets for apartment life. They are small in size and will require a little bit of exercise on a daily basis. They like to have some free time outdoors, and a daily walk is important. They are very active and will need to have play time everyday. Having some puppy-safe toys on hand are a great idea if you will be away from home for a few hours or more a day.

Morkie Characteristics

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Friendly with Kids


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