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Morkie Puppies

Affectionate ~ Energetic ~ Loving ~ Loyal ~ Playful

Morkies are adorable, fun, playful and feisty little fluffballs, they love playtime as much as cuddle time, they thrive on attention and they very much enjoy being spoiled. Sweet, affectionate, devoted and family oriented, the Morkie puppies were bred to love and be loved. Intelligent, loyal and spirited, the Morkie has a big personality beautifully wrapped in a stunningly cute little body. Small and precious, the Morkie has an average weight between 4 to 7 pounds and an average height between 7 to 9 inches, a sweet rounded face, small shiny dark eyes, a little black nose and a puffy wiggly tail. The Morkie, also referred to as “the Morkshire Terrier” and “the Yortese” is a designer hybrid breed – a cross between a Maltese and a Yorkshire Terrier.

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BREED INFORMATION

MORKIE


Temperament

Affectionate, Energetic, Loving, Loyal, Playful

Adult Weight 5-8 lbs
Adult Height 6-10 in
Life Expectancy 12-15 yrs
Rating 5.0 ( reviews)
Maintenance
Low High
Training
Easy Hard
Shedding
Min Max
Adaptability
Easy Hard
Active
Low High

A crossbreed between the Maltese and the Yorkshire Terrier, the Morkie, also affectionately known as the Yorktese or Morkshire Terrier was first bred in the 1990’s here in the United States as a designer puppy. Since then it has gained considerable popularity for its perfect combination of intelligence and beauty. While, these dogs make for sweet, loyal and loveable pets, they can often become quite bullheaded and territorial if not properly trained early on. Prior experience with a smaller breed is recommended.

Appearance and Grooming

Though the coats tend to be soft, rather long and hypoallergenic with colors typically ranging from solid white to black and tan and every color and combination in between, it is difficult to predict each litter. The unpredictable diversity is what makes these pooches so desirable. Regardless of its coat, this crossbreed needs to be brushed several times a week to keep the coat from matting or tangling. In addition to routine brushing, regular bathing is important to keep their coat healthy and lush.

Temperament

Despite their tiny size this breed makes for a spirited and intelligent pet.  Its inherited sense of fearlessness and energy from its Maltese parent shines through as these dogs are easily excitable and happy to greet anybody they meet. Underneath all of that energy and sometimes mischief these dogs are true lap dogs with a truly sweet and loving nature.

Family and Companionship

It is an obedient and loyal pup and its friendly personality helps it to make fast connections. It doesn’t like to be alone and suffers when it’s not appreciated and loved. It loves to play or curl up on the couch for a nap and requires frequent human companionship. Its loyalty and devotion tends to make this devoted dog very protective of its owner and family.  As an adaptable and easy going pooch and while their size makes them ideal pets for apartment dwellers, they can be a problem for your neighbors as they love to bark. When left alone, this little yapper will bark until someone comes home to be with him, which doesn’t bode well for good relationships with close neighbors. This loveable ball of fluff is perfect for an owner who can take them wherever they go.

Exercise

This breed doesn’t require too much exercise. A couple of brisk walks throughout the day and some active play time will provide the exercise your puppy needs to stay healthy and fit. Morkies should never be left off leash to or unattended during outside play unless they are in a securely fenced in area. If you live in an area where birds of prey are known to roam, you must pay particular attention not to leave your pooch unattended.

Training and Socialization

It has the Yorkshire’s intelligence and therefore is easily trainable, however it can be a little bit stubborn which may require a gentle, firm and patient trainer.  It is imperative for it to be properly trained at a young age.  These pint size puppies have strong personality traits and think they are much larger than they actually are and as such may try to dominate their owner and smaller animals. 

 

 





Frequently Asked Questions

The Morkie is a crossbreed of the Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier.

A Morkie on average measures 7 to 9 inches at shoulder in height and weighs between 4 to 7 lbs.

These pups were developed as a lap and companion dog.

This breed has hair instead of fur, which stands to reason that they are hypoallergenic. However, no dog is 100% truly hypoallergenic. This Morkie is an excellent choice for allergy sufferers since they shed little to none.

This breed is black, white, brown or a mix of two or all of these colors.

The average lifespan is 10 to 15 years.

The Morkie was developed at the same time right here in the United States and in Canada.

This small bundle still needs plenty of exercise. A short daily stroll and some active play each day will be enough exercise to keep the Morkie fit and trim.

A Morkie is spirited with a streak of independency and stubbornness, which can make training a challenge. Alternatively, they are eager to please and love attention. With consistency, patience and plenty of positive reinforcement this little one will be following your lead in no time.

The short answer is, yes. The Morkie has longer hair than can become easily tangled and matted. They require daily brushing and weekly bathing. They will also need regular scheduled appointments with a professional groomer to keep their coats trimmed and their nails clipped.

Yes. This one loves to hear themselves “speak”. Though, some of the barking can be controlled through training and socialization it is in their nature to be vocal. If you want a dog who is not a barker this is not the right breed for you.

Yes, they are also called, Yorteses.

The Morkie is not recognized by the AKC since it is a mixed breed, but both parent breeds are. However, the Morkie is registered through the Continental Kennel Club (CKC).

Yes! Their minimal exercise requirements, companionship and devotion make them a perfect choice for senior citizens.

The best crate size for the Morkie is the 18" - 22" dog crate.

REVIEWS

MORKIE


Date: 6/15/2020
Name: Sophie
Breed: Morkie
Client: Isabella
Loc: Ohio

We purchased Sophie 4 years ago and she has been the light of our lives! She has a great personality and loves to play and snuggle with everyone one in our home, including our other dog, Sparky. We are so happy that we purchased from Premier Pups, as their service was amazing.

Date: 4/30/2020
Name: Cupcakes when purchased changed to Coco
Breed: Morkie
Client: Gloria “Rios-Lewis”
Loc: Miami Florida

The first puppy we had we had to give back due to some situation changes. So I promised my daughter I would get her a new puppy just as soon as we were settled in new city. Bought and daughter picked out herself on website our 11 month old now coco. She was only 10 weeks when we got her. I never knew you could love a dog so much. She’s smart and feisty and cuddly. The process of ordering her and receiving her was so smooth and something we will never forget. Thank you! Can’t imagine our home without her now. It’s complete.

Date: 3/5/2020
Name: Ivy
Breed: Morkie
Client: Ryan
Loc: cincinnati ohio

I Am so in Love with baby Ivy, Thank you Premier Pups ! this is my first time having a pet and I love her whole little life. she is so sweet.

Date: 3/9/2021
Name: Coco (originally Macie)
Breed: Morkie
Client: Macy and Maggie
Loc: Franklin, TN

We got Coco for Christmas in 2017. She's three now. She is the best dog in the world. We don't regret getting her from premier pups at all.

Date: 10/28/2020
Name: "JAY"
Breed: Morkie
Client: Rona Welch
Loc: St Augustine FL

He is great! I would refer premier pups to anyone who is looking for a well taken care of puppy. Jay came to us healthy and happy and continues to grow. He's a great addition to our family and we love him!

Date: 11/23/2020
Name: Banjo
Breed: Morkie
Client: Watts Family
Loc: West Virginia

We picked up Banjo (formerly Eric) on Election Day 2020. Our girls had no idea what we had gone to Ohio to do and they cried tears of joy when we surprised them. He has brought so much joy to our home and we love him so much! Premier Pups was wonderful, working with us to set up his pickup and with checking in with us for a week after his arrival home. We have already recommended PP to others! Thanks so much for helping us make special memories with our family.

Date: 11/5/2020
Name: Piper (formerly Nicole)
Breed: Morkie
Client: Crystal Dalton
Loc: Morgantown, WV

We had a great experience with Premier Pups! They were very easy to work with and you can tell how much they care about their pups! They also called to check on Piper multiple times during the first week she was at home and were always available if we had any questions. Thank you!

Date: 5/21/2021
Name: Mister Tomlin
Breed: Morkie
Client: Melissa and Jonathan
Loc: Aurora , IL

Best Dog Ever ! ... Our little moop , came to us , weighing just over a pound , the smallest tea cup they had .. He has turned into , still , the smallest tea cup ever , but with a lion sized appetite , and personality .. Mister T , is loved and recognized , wherever he goes , and wins the heart of all who cross paths with him .. We cannot thank the people of Premier Pups enough , for following up with us , on him , and helping his transition , to our hearts and home ..

Date: 6/2/2020
Name: Tink (formally Song)
Breed: Morkie
Client: Christy Kessler
Loc: Castle Rock, CO

I was a bit nervous about having a young small pup flying from Ohio to Denver. But I can honestly tell you this was the best experience ever. I felt like I was dealing with a 5 star organization. The info on the flights was on time and perfect. the pick up went great. Premier Pups called and emailed daily so we never missed a step. My local vet said she had never seen such comprehensive paperwork and delivery. WE LOVE YOU and we love are new fur baby!

Date: 5/13/2020
Name: Koda
Breed: Morkie
Client: Elli
Loc: Howell, MI

We’ve had Koda for almost a year now. She is such a good dog! She is smart and happy and has the best little personality. We can’t imagine our lives without her. She has brought us so much joy! She was easy to potty train and she’s been in perfect health from day one. We had an amazing experience adopting her from Premier Pups and we would do it again in a heartbeat.

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