Morkie Temperament and Personality

Let’s learn more about Morkie dog breed information, temperament, facts and the characteristics with the pictures.

Morkies, also known as Yorktese, Malkie or Malki that original from United States. Morkie is a very popular hybrid dog breed that is created by the crossing of the Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese. It’s a hybrid or mix dog breed which makes the history for this breed hard to find and quite limited. To gain a better understanding of the hybrid, we need to look to both the Maltese and the Yorkshire Terrier.
Morkie

Size
The Morkie is a very playful and small in size. The Morkie should be very compact, sturdy, and should seem hardy. This hybrid dog is known to be sweet and a pleasure as a family pet. Generally Morkie’s range in height between 6-15 inches and weigh between 5-15 pounds.

Coat
The coat of the Morkie is silky, straight and fine. Usually the hair is long and comes in a variety of colors such as black, tan, white, black and tan; may be solid, sable, or distinctively marked.

Characteristics
The Morkie is a lively, spirited, intelligent and loving dog. The mix of Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier usually produces a lively, playful dog devoted to its family with a loving sweet nature. The Morkie loves to play or curl up on the couch for a nap and requires frequent human companionship.

Temperament
The Yorktese is not recommended for homes with small children. They are affectionate, loyal, devoted, and loving. They do well with dogs and non-canine pets they have been raised with. They bond closely to their family and 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 Yorktese is suspicious of strangers and will alert their family to strangers and out of the ordinary sounds.

Morkie Dog Pictures
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Training
Early socialization and obedience are recommended. The Yorktese 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.

Health
The Morkie cross breed is known to live a long and happy life, with a life span of 12-15 years. Since the Morkie is not a purebred, the breed does not have the risk of suffering from the common genetic diseases and issues that a few of the purebred breeds can suffer from.

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