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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: 5/27/2021
Name: Louie
Breed: Morkie
Client: Larissa Baines
Loc: Los Angeles, CA

I have wanted a dog for a long time and it took some convincing for my husband to be open to getting a puppy. When we first got louie (old name Zepplin) he was 9weeks old, 1 lb and 13ounces and he was so shy. The breeder did a fantastic job with Louie and with the premier pups assistance getting Louie transferred from Ohio to Los Angeles. My husband did not like dogs before Louie, but absolutely adores Louie and it is hard to separate the two. Louie has brought so much excitement to our life, he is our spoiled little baby.

Date: 5/21/2017
Name: Noah
Breed: Morkie
Client: Ashley
Loc: Batavia, NY

My family and I are so blessed we found/bought Noah. He's a real sweet, loving, playful, kid friendly puppy. I had the best experience with premier pup. Noah has adjusted well at our home. Thank you for giving me Noah, we all just love him, So glad he's apart of my family.

Date: 1/11/2016
Name: Riley(tara morkie)
Breed: Morkie
Client: Laura
Loc: Boston,MA

We purchased riley back in sept and couldnt be happier with her She was super easy to house train has no idea how little she is and in just this short time has madtered sit/down/and paw she also is quite in love with her big brother blue!! Looking fwb to our next pup!!

Date: 1/31/2018
Name: Ralph - now Milo
Breed: Morkie
Client: Cynthia
Loc: NJ

We searched everywhere for our “perfect” dog; local shops and breeders in NJ, NY, PA, FL, but we kept coming back to your site. I spoke to several members of your staff and emailed multiple times to assure we would not be scammed. After following your site and puppies for over We saw Milo (listed as Ralph) and knew he was the one! We were skeptical about putting such a smal puppy in a long flight, but your staff hand-held us through the process and put us at ease. We received many follow up calls once he arrived to ensure he was transitioning well. We made several calls out to you with questions and concerns, all which were responsed to immediately. Two months later, Milo is a happy, active and healthy dog who completed our family. We could not be happier with him, or our experience with premier pups. Thank you!!

Date: 2/8/2018
Name: Thom Yorke (formerly Ian)
Breed: Morkie
Client: Iren & Viet
Loc: Los Angeles, CA

Thom was originally purchased by a friend for her family, but caught a snag in finding a place that allowed pets. We were looking for a brother for our Maltese Biggie and our Sibe Joni so we thought Thom would be perfect! The three siblings have been inseparable ever since! Thom is the sweetest and so smart and playful! We thank you so much for being such a reputable site and definitely will be back just in case we want a sister for the pack ;)

Date: 2/28/2017
Name: Presley (formerly Paris)
Breed: Morkie
Client: Erin White
Loc: Valencia, CA

We retired in 2016 and always said we would not get a dog then something came over us and we felt like we couldn't live without one! We chose Presley and she came in 4 days. It seems like she has always been a part of our family. Presley is so playful our daughter in law calls her Coco-loco. She is funny, loving and we just love her. She chose my husband to be her person and the two are inseparable. We love this little girl so much that today we selected a playmate for her and can't wait for his arrival! Dealing with Premier Pups was a great experience. A real person answers when you call and they are all so responsive and willing to assist however they can! We highly recommend getting your healthy loving puppy from them.

Date: 2/10/2021
Name: Charleigh (was Danielle)
Breed: Morkie
Client: Kellay Thompson
Loc: Huber Heights, Oh

I am so thankful that we came across Premier Pups. We have been blessed with our new addition to our family. We enjoy her so much. The interaction with everyone at Premier Pups was absolutely amazing. I was anxious at first never having a pup as small as Charleigh but after talking with them I felt a huge weight lifted off of me and confident. She has been a true blessing to our family. Oh did I mention how well she adapted to her new home? She came home on Dec 23rd at 1 lb 13 oz and is now just over 3 lbs. Premier Pups will always be a 5* in my books!! Can’t thank everyone there enough ??

Date: 1/19/2016
Name: Winnie
Breed: Morkie
Client: Cindy Doney
Loc: Toledo, OH

Winnie is, without a doubt, the happiest dog I have ever met. She is one year old today and I thank Premier Pup for her. We picked her up in mid March of 2015, and although she was a bit of a challenge in the beginning, she has grown into a loving and beautiful little girl. She loves to cuddle and loves to play and brings so much joy to our family. I can't imagine what our lives would be without her. Thank you Premier Pup!

Date: 10/6/2017
Name: NATE NOW Oliver (ollie)
Breed: Morkie
Client: Penny Crittenden
Loc: Waldorf, MD

Absolutely in love and impressed with how premier pups has responded to all my questions and checked in everyday.

Date: 6/13/2018
Name: Cocoa
Breed: Morkie
Client: Tara b
Loc: Columbus, Ohio

My daughter wanted to get a cat but I was looking around and found yorkies and then we found premier pups and then I found morkies and thought they were adorable

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