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Also known as the Morkshire Terrier, the Morkie is a social sweetheart. This designer pooch is known for its fluffiness and its big personality with a matching energy drive. Discover more about our Morkie puppies for sale below!

Breed History

A Morkie is a crossbreed of the Yorkshire Terrier and the Maltese dog breeds. The Yorkshire and Maltese combine to form a blend of intelligence and elegance. The earliest Morkies were bred in 1990 by Americans to create a low-shedding and sociable companion. The demand for this fashionable dog has risen since then. Their soft coats come in black, brown, apricot, or white colors.

Temperament

They might look like teddy bears but do not be deceived. Morkies are small but egoistical dogs. They are oblivious of their size and will try to dominate other smaller animals and pets. Morkies are also attention-seekers. 

With early socialization, they will learn to tolerate other dogs and cats but still prefer to be an only dog or pet in the family. They love physical activity and games that involve close contact. They cannot bear being alone and can become very destructive and will bark excessively. 

They form strong connections with their owners. They also bond closely to one person in multiple-person households and prefer small families to fairly larger ones. Their stubbornness wears off with early training, so be sure to start familiarizing them with commands on time.

Environment

As long as they are indoors with their owners, Morkies stay happy. They fit into apartments and families that spend a lot of time at home with their children. They adjust quickly to modifications in their environment, and they love to be cuddled. 

They are excellent lap dogs when they are trained as pups. They have a high prey drive that can be attributed to their Yorkshire blood. It is advised to keep them on a leash in the outdoors, so they don’t get hurt chasing after prey. They are not recommended if you’re looking for a dog to take running or for a swim.

Exercise

Due to their high energy drive, they need at least thirty-five minutes of exercise daily. Spice things up with short strolls, lively play sessions, and games. Their size matches their exercise requirement so too vigorous exercises can actually hurt them. 

Like all Terriers, they require patience from their owners during training. As soon as they are fourteen weeks old, start socializing them with new environments and other pets. This eases the training process. Keep them away from large pets that could injure them. 

Focus on basic commands and potty training before you introduce tricks. They appreciate rewards for being obedient. Mentally exciting activities help Morkies bond with their owners. Since they crave attention so much, it’s a great way for you to get them to be well-behaved indoors. Do not use a collar while walking them to prevent strangulation or collapsing their trachea. Use a harness instead.

Grooming

Morkies hardly shed. To prevent knotting and matting, their hair requires daily brushing. Their coat color will change as they grow. It is essential to start priming them early, so they get used to being held. 

Due to their petite and fragile nature, they require gentle grooming. Bi-weekly nail trims, haircuts, and daily dental care are essential. Small dog breeds are more susceptible to oral infections. Use a finger brush and the recommended dog toothpaste. 

Bathe your Morkie regularly to keep their coats free from dirt. Check and clean their ears as recommended by their veterinarian. Their eyes should also be cleaned regularly to prevent infections. General grooming should be done at least once a month. 

Grooming a Morkie requires patience and meticulousness as they are such fragile creatures. Ring up a dog groomer if you can’t handle them with care.

Our Morkie puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Morkie puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Morkie puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Morkie puppies.

 

Ten Top Frequently Asked Questions About the Morkie

Are Morkies suitable for first-time dog owners?

Like all terriers, Morkies are tenacious dogs and require tolerance and persistence from their trainers. However, with a lot of treats, they are fairly easy to train.

How much food does Morkie need?

For the first eighteen months, Morkies require 300 to 500 calories as puppies. The adults require 200 to 300 calories per day. Note that they are prone to obesity.

How often should Morkie eat?

Morkie puppies must be fed four times a day and twice as adults. Regulate the number of rewards and treats you dole out in the course of training to prevent excessive weight gain.

Does Morkie get sick easily?

Early visits to the veterinarian will eliminate common illnesses when detected on time. Do this and maintain a healthy diet, and your Morkie will remain healthy for years.

Do Morkies bark a lot?

Yes. As attention lovers, they bark when they experience separation anxiety.

What is the average height of Morkie?

A Morkie can grow as tall as 20cm (eight inches).

Are Morkies good with children?

They are suited to small families with older children as they have a high attention requirement. They are very tender and can be injured if mishandled.

What is Morkie’s average weight? 

The average Morkie weighs about seven to thirteen pounds (one to five kilograms.)   

What is Morkie’s life expectancy?

The Morkie has a lifespan of ten to fourteen years.

Are Morkies suitable for the elderly?

Morkies are super perfect for senior citizens.

So, what other reason do you need before you adopt a fluffy Morkie? Bring this delicate fuzzy furball into your home today for a healthy dose of affection and companionship.


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