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Thank you for browsing our site! Our company is reputed for our lasting connections with trusted Morkie breeders, who also dedicate their time and effort in breeding the best Morkie puppies. The Morkie is the tender, affectionate, and loyal hybrid of a Yorkie and a Maltese, hence the amalgamation of their names. He has deep, almond-shaped eyes that would really soften the hearts of everyone he meets. This adorable breed can be a good watchdog and family dog. His intelligence also accounts for his receptiveness during training.
Find Morkie Puppies for Sale
Having a new pet is really a good choice for you. Aside from being an addition to your family, a new pet can surround you with positivity and fun. However, to find Morkie puppies, you have to exert a great deal of effort. Otherwise, you might not end up with perfectly matched dogs. This is precisely the reason why we’re here; we can help you connect with reputable Morkie breeders and choose among their Morkies for sale. These Morkie puppies for sale are guaranteed to be healthy and have undergone regular checkups by certified vets.
Being a designer breed, the Morkie’s characteristics are a combination of the Maltese’s and the Yorkshire Terrier’s. Since the parent breeds are small dogs, it is not a surprise for the Morkie to be of modest size as well. Just like the Maltese, the Morkie may be very active and fearless. The Yorkie personality, on the other hand, is affectionate. Thus, the Morkie is likely to crave for attention from the people around him. They also like to please their masters. They are also easily manageable and generally healthy, especially if given proper care and treatment. For more Morkie dog breed info, read the Temperament & Personality page.
Perfect Matched Breed
Now that you have read the characteristics of the Morkie. The succeeding step is to find competent Morkie breeders, who think nothing but what is best for the pups. They comply with our strict policies, thereby ensuring that you take home only happy, healthy, and perfectly matched Morkie puppies. The usual Morkie adoption process may get you excited, but it may also be a bit of a challenge. Our job is to make things easier, so you don’t have to do all the hard work.
Facts - Overview
The Morkie dog breed can live from 12 to 15 years. They are devoted to their masters and make loyal pets as well. Their affectionate nature helps them bond with the family, thus making them great family dogs.
Categorized as a toy dog, the typical Morkie is small at 6 to 10 inches, and light at 4 to 9 pounds. Their soft coat varies in color: gold, dark brown, brown and white, light brown, cream and gray, salt and pepper, or black and white. Morkies also have a black muzzle and a long tail, although it would depend on you whether you would want to make your pup look more of a Maltese or a Yorkie.
Morkies need little exercise – simple running around the room would make them happy. They also need consistent training so they grow up obedient and sociable.
Since the Morkie is a hybrid, they have inherited qualities prominent in the Yorkie and in the Maltese. Morkies’ fearlessness comes from the Maltese dog breed, while the attentiveness part comes from the Yorkie. Nevertheless, the Morkie is a happy dog that is confident even in the presence of other people or animals.
Even if this dog does not shed very much, brushing is still a requirement to keep his coat free from tangles. Pay attention to the hair around the eyes and use a damp cloth when trying to clean this area. Also, check their fur especially around their feet because they tend to get dirty in that area, given that the Morkies are short.
Just like any dog, it is crucial that you introduce your Morkie to grooming early on so that his bath time will be pleasant, and he wouldn’t shun grooming practices.
For more Morkie breed info, visit the Personality, Health, and History sections. These pages will give you more specific notes on how to keep your new pet healthy.
Facts - Personality
The Morkie’s personality is unique because he’s a product of two breeds. For a dog his size, he is surprisingly confident. He is also a people-pleaser so he is not difficult to manage. A toy, food, or an activity already makes him happy and contented.
The Morkie’s temperament dictates that he be near his family all the time. Hence, living in a small space such as a condominium or an apartment unit will not be a big deal to your pet. This breed likes to enjoy quality time with the family so make it a point to play with him or subject him to exercises.
Morkies are also sensitive with children – they understand when a kid needs to be protected. Crying and screaming would make the Morkie comfort the child. Similarly, if you are clapping your hands or you are waving your arms, the Morkie will take it as a signal that you want to play with him. Morkies seek attention all the time, so if you are busy on something, at least give your dog a person or an object to play with.
Having a jetsetter lifestyle is not a problem for the Morkie, who loves to travel and see new people. As with animals, there could be limited socialization, but having play mates will not hurt.
It is important that you train your Morkie so that they will not grow up aggressive. Also, use gentle tones and kind words when training them so they would respond better to your instructions.
Facts - Care
Morkie training should start early. Take them out on walks or let them run inside the house to keep them fit. Also, give them varied activities from time to time. Make the training sessions frequent and consistent to match your dog’s energy levels. The exercises will not only make him stronger, but mentally sharp as well.
As for Morkie puppy care, it is best to introduce them to grooming early on. This will condition them and they would like the bathing experience. The same thing applies with socialization.
Even if the Morkie does not really shed as much as other breeds do, regular brushing or trimming of fur is still a necessity. This keeps their coats shiny, tangle-free, and mat-free. Check for any signs of ear infections. When cleaning your dog’s ear, use a cotton ball dampened by veterinarian-approved cleaner. Do not use a cotton swab for the Morkie’s ear canal.
Since the Morkie is short, they tend to get dirty around their feet. Check their fur and trim their nails if necessary. Take them to the vet if you see signs of being unhealthy. In addition, feed your Morkie with the adequate amount of food. As much as possible, choose the brand that has Omega fatty acids for a beautiful coat.
Morkie care need not be a chore. Your pet will definitely love you for it.
Facts - Grooming
Morkie grooming requires that you know the characteristics of your pet. These would help you identify any delicate parts in your Morkie that may need more attention.
Although the Morkie does not shed much, it is still important to brush his coat regularly. This would help maintain his distinct look. You can also have his hair trimmed when there is a need to. Be mindful of the dog’s eyes as well. Since he has hair around his eyes, be extra careful with cleaning this area to prevent any hair and dust buildup. In cleaning this area, use a damp cloth to wipe his eyes. Should you see any sign of infection, take your Morkie to the veterinarian.
Pay attention to the hair around his feet, too. Because the Morkie is short he may gather a lot of dirt on his feet. If his nails are a bit long, trim them so they don’t scratch things when they run. Also, trimming the nails lessens the chances of getting dirt or worse, parasites, in their nails.
Brush the Morkie’s teeth regularly to prevent tartar buildup. Bathing need not be done every day. When you clean the ears of your dog, use a cleaner that has been recommended or approved by the vet. Use a cotton ball to clean the ears, but avoid using a cotton swab in the dog’s ear canal.
The average size of a Morkie is between 8 to 12 inches, and the weight is around 3 to 10 pounds. This breed’s small size makes the maintenance low-key and thus, pet owners will not have a hard time grooming the Morkie.
Just like with any dog, exposing your Morkie to grooming while he is still a pup can do wonders for both you and your dog. He will be accustomed to the grooming process, and when done properly, he will love even bathing. When your dog feels a little uncomfortable, such as when you’re trimming his nails, do not force him to sit still or lie down. Rather, soothe him with your words so he wouldn’t feel as if grooming is a punishment or an unpleasant experience. In due time, you will master the strategies on how to groom your Morkie.
Facts - Health
Your Morkie’s nutrition is very important. If you give your pet the right kind of food in adequate amounts, he will become a healthy and resilient. When choosing what to feed, go for the dry food that is known for its quality. Check if the levels of preservatives are too high – these might give your dog serious kidney problems. Check the ingredients carefully, and opt for the ones that contain minerals, vitamins, and Omega fatty acids. Surely there would be indications that these ingredients will give your pet a healthier and shinier coat, or stronger bones.
However, the Morkie’s health is not just about nutrition, but also about possible diseases that he may have if he will not be taken care of. He may share the diseases that the Yorkie and the Maltese suffer from. These are cataracts, chronic valvular heart disease, tracheal collapse, glaucoma, hydrocephalus, and medial patellar luxation. Although the Morkie lives long – around 14 to 16 years – it is best to check his parents’ health condition as well. If you’re unsure about this, you can take your dog to the veterinarian at the first sight of any symptom. Doing this can save your dog’s life, not to mention cure him when the disease has not yet become worse.
In general, Morkies are resilient dogs. Our breeders are more than willing to provide you with complete medical backgrounds of your pup and his parents. This will prove useful for you and your vet every time you bring your pup in for checkups.
Facts - History
The history of the Morkie has two origins: Canada and US. The first Morkie was spotted in the 1990s and was described to have a tan and black coat. His coat is also silky. The first breeders of this dog in the United States were not tracked, though. The Canadian origin, on the other hand, was through a breeder named Mrs. Gaetane Blanchette, who named her Morkie “Linois”. The dog is small and has a long, silky coat. However, he resembled the Yorkie more than the Maltese.
Because the Morkie is a designer breed, the Morkie’s history is not as extensive as other breeds’. What is obvious, however, is that breeders prefer that the Morkie’s parents are purebred, so that the puppies are healthy and happy. This breed also has fewer chances of getting hereditary diseases.
Even if the Morkie’s history is quite limited, the pet itself makes up for the loss. He definitely combines the characteristics of his parents. He can be fearless and affectionate. The breed is also not difficult to take care of. Furthermore, being a designer breed gives the Morkie a certain uniqueness that is not present in other dogs. This uniqueness is what makes the Morkie lovable despite the absence of a much more “historic” lineage.