1 pure bred Maltese dog
1 pure bred Yorkshire Terrier
Stir with love and wait 63 days.
Here’s your result:
- ADORABLE puppies that grow into ADORABLE dogs
- small size
- varied colours
- great temperament
- affectionate and loyal
- long living – 15 or more years is not uncommon
- Like their parents, anywhere from about 3 or 4 pounds to 8 to 12 pounds
- 6″ or 7” high at the shoulder up to 11 or 12” high
- compact body
- traditional canine head: rounded dome and mid-length muzzle
- multi-coloured coat
- tail may be docked (Yorkie style) or not (Maltese style)
- ears may be standing up like the Yorkshire Terrier or floppy like a Maltese
Colour and coat
The Morkie’s coat can be any colour combination of black, brown, white or beige, since Yorkies are black with “steel-blue” and brown highlights, and Maltese are pure white.
One of the most enjoyable parts of the Morkie is their delightful and unique coat. It can be a solid colour, often beige, or show markings of all the colours. Their coats can be clipped in a cute puppy cut or left long if you enjoy grooming your little dog.
There’s a very helpful website here: www.puppychart.com/
It will show you how big your Morkie is likely to get – try it for “Yorkshire Terrier” and then again for “Maltese.”
Like Maltese and Yorkshire Terriers, Morkies are affectionate, loyal, devoted, and loving.
Thanks to the Yorkie’s brainpower, can be trained to perform tricks and basic obedience training. Morkies tend to have lots of energy, and remain puppy-like throughout their lives.
Because they can be willful, Morkies need challenges and ‘jobs’ to do – don’t baby them too much or they can develop separation anxiety.
They do well with dogs and non-canine pets they have been raised with. They bond closely to their family and so do not do well if ignored or left alone for extended periods of time.
Boredom and loneliness will lead to destructive behavior and incessant barking. The Morkie may be stubborn and difficult to housebreak. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.