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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: 12/4/2020
Name: Benji
Breed: Morkie
Client: Natalia Macchio
Loc: Reston, VA

We picked up Benji (previously Kato) back in September and he has made our lives better each day! He came to us in great health and has had no issues since bringing him home. Premier Pups made the transition smooth and stress-free. Benji has now gained a whopping 3lbs in almost 3 months and is loving his new life and all of his toys!

Date: 11/10/2019
Name: Baila formerly Elsa
Breed: Morkie
Client: Alicia
Loc: Spanaway, wa

Tomorrow 11/11/19 our baby girl Baila turns one! She has been a absolute joy in my life... almost another child! Her demeanor is amazing! Baila goes to work with me in a office setting everyday with no issues. Everybody loves her! I’m so thankful for premier pups, it’s the best decision I could have ever made. We love are little girl more now then words could say!

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: 8/16/2018
Name: Michio
Breed: Morkie
Client: Mica &Andrew Contreras
Loc: Covington,LA

So happy and pleased with our new puppy Michio formally known as Perry . He is so smart and sociable and he’s super cute . Premier Pups is awesome they made sure to check on our new puppy for the first week which is so awesome for a company to do . Overall our experience has been wonderful would definitely recommend for anyone thinking of adding a new family member .

Date: 4/12/2017
Name: Fred Onorato
Breed: Morkie
Client: Fred Onorato
Loc: Stanhope nj

Not only do my girlfriend and I love our dog, we love her so much that we got her registered through the state as a therapy dog. We bring her EVERYWHERE! The movie theaters , shopping, the park, EVEN ON OUR CRUISE! Premier pups is a great great business and they have great pets. The are also VERY Premier! If you go anywhere else and see pricing for teacups/micro's, they are more than double the price. There website is super user friendly and shows all the information you need to make another addition to your family. I will be buying another puppy soon so my Joey can have a friend. I am also going to buy one from premier, for a gift for my mother!

Date: 10/31/2018
Name: Benji formally aka Damon
Breed: Morkie
Client: Nikia and Daryl Person
Loc: Pendleton, In.

We got Benji almost two years ago, I can't not imagine being without him. He gets into things ,but he's the sweetest dog anyone can have.

Date: 9/3/2016
Name: Cosmo (formerly Johnny)
Breed: Morkie
Client: AnnMarie
Loc: Lemont,IL

Thank you Premier Pups for the newest addition to our family. We are so in love with our new puppy. He is the most adorable puppy ever.

Date: 9/5/2018
Name: Maddie ( formerly Trini)
Breed: Morkie
Client: Toney Madison
Loc: Columbus,ohio

Got her for my 50th Birthday She is perfect 8/18/18

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.

Date: 6/25/2016
Name: Sampson
Breed: Morkie
Client: Aishah
Loc: Dublin, Ohio

I purchased my sweet lil Sampson 2 1/2 yrs ago from you guts and I must say it was the absolute best decision EVER! Everyone who knows me knows that Sampson is the love of my life...he more than exceeded my expectations and my life is better because he is in it! I will definitely be purchasing my next Morkie from Premier Pups and recommend them to anyone interested in adopting a fur baby...thanks you guys :)

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