Morkie
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6-10 inches
High
Medium - High
10-15 Years
Fine, silky, mostly hypoallergenic
Low
Maltese: Italy, Yorkie: England
White, blue, black & gold
Moderate - High
Spirited, lively, affectionate, playful
4-12 pounds
High
Appearance

Morkies have a beautiful mantel of long, silky hair. They may sometimes have a hint of
lemon or tan on their ears. They are short, petite sized dogs and have short triangular
drop ears. They are a small and well-balanced breed, having square proportions. They
have naturally erect ears, a black nose, and a flat and small skull. The puppies are born
black and tan, but soon gain more adult colors as they get older.

Temperament

Morkies are intelligent, confident, and affectionate. Lively and spirited, the Morkie is no
wimp. They do sound the alarm if the need be, and though small can be hardy.They are
friendly and alert. They are very lively as puppies, running around the house in sudden
bursts of happiness. They are agile, entertaining and happy dogs.

History

The Maltese origins come from the island of Malta dating back to about 1500 B.C. They
are thought to have been brought to the island by Phoenician traders, and may have
had their origins elsewhere. The Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier) became a fashionable pet in
the late Victorian era in Yorkshire, England. They were originally called the
Broken-haired Scotch Terriers. Yorkshire Terriers are a half progenitor of the Silky
Terrier.
A Morkie is a cross-breed of a Maltese and a
Yorkshire Terrier and may demonstrate any
combination of traits from those two breeds.