About the Morkie
The Morkie is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds.
It's a cross between the Maltese and the Yorkshire Terrier.
We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the
Morkie is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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The Morkie is a breed of dog that is referred to as a crossbreed or a hybrid because it is half Maltese and half
Yorkshire Terrier. In the last few years, hybrid dog breeds, also known as designer breeds have become
increasingly popular because many undesirable traits of both parent breeds are eliminated while the more
desirable traits are maintained. This is the case with the Morkie.
People who are considering owning a Morkie should know that the Morkie is not a purebred and will not be able to
be registered by a purebred registry even if it is a first generation and both parents were purebed and
registered. As designer dog breeds become more popular, hybrid registration agencies are opening and
registering designer breed dogs.
A Morkie will usually have a coat that is very soft.
The colors of the Morkie may range depending on the coloring of the parents, but many Morkies are apricot, white,
brown and most common black and tan, which in later life fades to a silver grayish color. Due to the fact that both
parent breeds are small breed dogs, Morkies are also usually small as well.
The actual coat of a Morkie will usually be long and flowing.
Owners may choose to dock the tail like a Yorkshire Terrier or allow it to be long like a Maltese.
The ears may take after either breed and be dropped like a Maltese or erect like a Yorkie.
Also known as a Yorktese.
As is the case with most other hybrid breeds, the Morkie is prone to taking on
characteristics and personality traits from either parent breed or from both.
Both the Yorkie as well as the Maltese are known for having a lot of personality,
so it should not be a surprise that a Morkie would as well.
Like the Yorkie, the Morkie may crave and even demand attention from its family.
This breed of dog is also likely to be very dedicated to its family,
which makes it ideal as a family dog as well as a watch dog.
From the Maltese side, the Morkie may inherit a sense of fearlessness as well as energy.
They are easily excitable and happy to greet anybody they see when properly socialized.
Sometimes they can be overly confident and this can be a problem when for example they run up to an unfamiliar
dog and even though they are excited and happy, the other dog may not be.
They are small so the price of food, treats and toys is very easily managed.
They are lap dogs to the core and strive to please their owners.
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not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."
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