Height: 6-8 in.
Weight: 4-8 lbs
Color: Solid, Bi & Tri-color: Black, white, brown, tran, gray, gold
Origin: United States
Lifespan: 10-13 years
Temperament: Affectionate, playful, stubborn, clingy, loving
Original Use: Companionship
The Morkie is a tiny designer crossbreed whose parents are the Yorkshire Terrier and the Maltese. Though they’re tiny and adorable, these little fluff balls can cause a lot of trouble if their owners aren’t careful!
While the Morkie gets along well with older children and families, they are best suited for singles. These dogs are very small and fragile. They can be hurt easily if owners or other dogs are not careful during playtime. Morkies are very clingy as well, and will not do well when left alone for long periods of time. Crate training can help avoid separation anxiety though it’s not a guarantee.
Morkies are intelligent but stubborn, making them difficult to train at times. They require a gentle and patient hand before they start performing tricks and obeying commands. Morkies tend to become bossy and nervous around strangers and other dogs, so early socialization is necessary to ensure that those two traits are suppressed.
These happy go lucky dogs have a lot of spirit and energy. They don’t require too much exercise, just a few short walks and some interactive playtime will do. They do love a fenced-in backyard where they can run freely, but they should never be let off the leash as they tend to roam and chase down other animals.