Have you ever heard of a Morkie? If you’re looking for a new pup that is small, cuddly, intelligent, and low maintenance, you should consider a morkie! This adorable hybrid breed is a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Maltese. Let's take a closer look at their history, health, grooming, and personality.

History of the Morkie

The Morkie first appeared in North America in the late 1990s. Since then, they have become increasingly popular around the world as people have come to appreciate their unique qualities. They are considered a designer breed because they have been bred specifically for certain characteristics, such as their small size and playful nature. Because they are not officially recognized by any kennel club, there is no definitive standard for how they should look or behave.

This Morkie Looks A Lot Like a Yorkshire Terrier
Morkies are Adorable Fluffballs!

Health & Grooming Requirements

Morkies tend to be hardy little dogs; they typically live up to 12 years of age with proper care and nutrition. They are a small toy breed - weighing between 5 and 15 pounds depending upon how big their parents were. They should be taken on regular walks and playtime sessions to keep them healthy and happy.

As with any small breed - they may have issues with their teeth. It is also important to brush their teeth regularly. A good dental chew and other chew toys are also a good idea for this little dog to help prevent dental problems. Remember though - NEVER give your dog rawhide. Rawhide chews are potentially toxic to your dog - and if they swallow a piece of these chews - they often cause bowel blockage.

You will also want to keep the fur around their eyes trimmed. When that fur gets in their eyes - it provides easy access for dirt and germs to enter their eyes easily.

It is also important to feed them high-quality food; this will help ensure that they stay healthy throughout their lives.

Personality Traits

Morkies are known for being incredibly affectionate and loyal companions who thrive on human companionship. They're alert watchdogs who will bark if someone approaches your home but are also friendly with strangers when given proper introduction—which makes them great family pets!

Additionally, they're intelligent little dogs who enjoy learning new tricks and playing games with their owners (especially fetch!). All in all, they make wonderful companions for those looking for an energetic yet loving pup!

Yorkshire Terriers can be stubborn little pups - and this trait may pass onto your new little Morkie buddy. Lots of love and attention generally helps bring out their joyful traits over the stubborn ones!

Morkies are Adorable Toy Pups - credit: Michigan Puppies
More Adorable Morkies - from Michigan Puppies


Whether you’re looking for an easy-to-care-for lapdog or an outgoing watchdog companion, then you might want to consider adding a Morkie into your life! These pups combine some of the best traits from two beloved breeds—the Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier—resulting in an incredibly lovable pooch that just begs for love and attention from its owners!

Just keep in mind that while these pups are generally low maintenance when it comes to grooming requirements, they do need regular exercise and mental stimulation in order stay happy and healthy throughout their life span!

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