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TEACUP MORKIE PUPPY
Birth Date 3/18/2016
Gender Male
Current Weight 1lb 13oz
Est Adult Weight 5-8 lbs
Registry n/a
Vaccinations Up-To-Date On All Shots
Vet Inspection 5/18/2016
Notes

Special Nurturing Notice

Puppies less than 2 lbs require the special care and attention the first 2 weeks in their new home. They need to eat every 2-3 hours, starting with their arrival.

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. 

 

 





Temperament

Affectionate, Alert, Energetic, Friendly, Intelligent, Loving, Loyal, Playful, Social

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

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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: 2/19/2018
Name: Nike (formerly Alonzo)
Breed: Morkie
Client: Geminesse
Loc: Phoenix, AZ

This was my first purchase from Premier Pups and I am so happy. Nike is adjusting well and I appreciate premier pups calling and checking on Nike.

Date: 2/21/2018
Name: Mitzy
Breed: Morkie
Client: Michael Callewaert
Loc: Brighton,Mi

We were a little hesitant to purchase a pet online but everyone was so helpful and their facility is very clean neat friendly staff and we couldn't be happier with our little Mitzy

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: 7/18/2018
Name: Lemmy
Breed: Morkie
Client: Anna
Loc: Pittsford, NY

We looked for a puppy for years before we decided to finally adopt Lemmy from Premier Pups. We were skeptical about purchasing a puppy online, especially one located in a different state. However, our experience with Premier Pups was amazing! We picked up our Lemmy at the airport and then we received a couple of phone calls from Premier Pups asking us how Lemmy was doing. The whole process was well-organized and efficient. Premier Pups also has wonderful puppies....probably the best puppies you'll find online. Lemmy is the smartest, cutest little furbaby ever. She is so incredibly loving and sweet....we love her and can't imagine life without her! Thank you Premier Pups!!

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: 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: 3/15/2017
Name: Fiona ( was Puma)
Breed: Morkie
Client: Ben and Sarah Kuhar
Loc: Lewis center, ohio

We adopted Fiona (originally named Puma) December 2, 2016 for my Birthday. I have always had larger breed dogs and wanted to change it up for the next dog I owned. I had never heard of the breed Morkie until my friend told me about them and I am so greatful they did. Fiona has been the best addition to our Family. She is full of energy and is so well behaved and extremely loving. I m amazed after just four days of having her she could sit and start doing tricks. Once she is a little bit older we will deffently be looking again at premier pups for a brother or sister for Fiona! Premier Pets were extremely helpful at answering questions and making sure their animals are healthy and on time for vaccinations/wellness appointments. We are Extremely satisfied and couldn't imagine our life with out our Cute little Morkie Fiona!

Date: 3/5/2021
Name: Martini
Breed: Morkie
Client: Susan Bruno
Loc: Bradford, PA

She is the best dog ever very outgoing, great at the groomer they ask if they can use her for their classes. She loves to travel and she is the ideal sweetheart baby!!! She will be 3 in April.

Date: 5/19/2019
Name: Was Anora, is now Chloee
Breed: Morkie
Client: Katie Ernst
Loc: Shelby, Ohio

It’s been a while since we posted but I wanted to update on our Chloee! She is such a wonderful piece to our family! She is so spoiled with love..... she’s everyone’s dream come true..... dances for us all day and all night! She’s my snuggle bear at night.... my husband can never stop playing with her because she’s so fun! She’s super intelligent too! We couldn’t have asked for a better pup! Thank you!

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