The Morkie is a designer breed of dog which is a cross between a purebred Yorkshire terrier and a purebred Maltese. In addition, Morkies can be bred with each other.


Morkie appearance varies widely, some expressing more of a Yorkshire terrier appearance and some a more Maltese look. They are a small breed dog, usually ranging from 4-12 pounds. Common colors expressed in Morkie coats are: Black, brown, tan and white. Their coat is usually longer and soft. Morkie ears can be pointed, like the Yorkie, or floppy, like the Maltese.


Morkies are very active and playful. They form strong attachments to owners as well as desire a lot of attention from their owners. Morkies are a very social dog and love to be played with. Morkies are excitable, energetic, confident and loyal. This breed is usually easily trainable because of its obedience, but can be stubborn, so it is important to begin training early on in its life.


Morkies may suffer from the same ailments which Yorkies or Maltese suffer from, which are: tracheal collapse, cataracts, medial patellar luxation, hydrocephalus, chronic valvular heart disease, kidney failure, and glaucoma.


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