If you’re looking for a small, sweet and ridiculously adorable dog to call your own, you might consider the Morkie.
This little dog is the product of breeding a Purebred Maltese with a Purebred Yorkie, and the result is absolutely adorable!!
Small and sweet, intelligent and curious, playful and friendly, this dog is one that certainly makes for a great Companion.
What we love about the Morkie is the fact that it’s the kind of dog that works well for just about any family.
It plays well with kids, it gets along with singles and it’s great for those who are active, not active and those who live just about anywhere.
They don’t need a big yard in which to play; they’re perfectly happy being walked to the park. This is a dog that makes a great pet.
But that does not mean that this is the right breed for all people. Not all breeds are made for all families;
Some are made for you and some are not going to fit into your life in the least.
What this means is that it is time for you to learn as much as you can about the Morkie, before you buy one of these designer hybrids so you can
ensure this is the right dog for your family.
They Can Be a Stubborn Breed
Something all potential Morkie owners should know is the fact that these are a stubborn breed.
They like to do things their way and they like to make sure you know where they stand as far as their personalities.
They’re good dogs, but they can be a bit difficult to make listen at times, which can be a bit of an issue for those who aren’t quite as dominant as others.
We recommend joining an Obedience class, after the puppy has received their 3rd vaccine, to bond with your puppy, and to teach it, who is
the Alpha. Training with treats is a MUST, as dogs are food oriented.
Our pack will drop whatever they are doing, when called, but this has taken Patience, time, and Consistency.
They Live a Long Time
The Morkie lives approximately 10-13 years. What this means for you is that it’s a long-term commitment.
You cannot just get a dog like this and then decide you no longer want it and would rather see it somewhere else, like the shelter.
It’s not fair to the dog if you cannot give it the kind of time and attention that it actually needs.
A very little breed, the Morkie typically makes it to 7 pounds.
What this means is that you will end up with a very puppy-like dog for the rest of its life.
Some are not quite so big and will not grow to this size, and some will end up a bit larger because they are fed an inappropriate diet for the breed, with lack of exercise.
They’re Easily Hurt With VERY Small Children
Something that is worth considering is the fact that this very small dog can be easily hurt by other animals and by small children.
While they do get along very well with kids, smaller ones might inadvertently hurt this dog by playing with it a bit too rough and a bit too much.
It’s a dog you have to keep a constant eye on when kids are present. We DO NOT sell our Morkie babies to families with toddlers in diapers!
If you’re thinking of getting a dog as a family pet, waiting until your youngest turns 5 is a good idea!!
They Don’t Require Much Exercise
What some people look for in a dog is one that will get them up and active, and this is not that dog.
Morkies do not care much for very long walks.
This breed does, however, like short walks.
A quick five minutes around the block might be all this dog needs to ensure it is getting the kind of exercise it needs and wants.
Anything longer and you might find that it wants to be carried home.
They Don’t Eat Much
It’s a very small dog, and when it’s hungry, it should be able to eat, to prevent Hypoglycemia.
It should be able to have food available for it at all times, because if it is using up all of it’s energy, he/she needs to refuel, and cannot go hours
If it’s hungry, it should be able to eat, as they pick like birds, and often will grab one kibble and run to it’s bed to eat it, and then go back again.
They do not wolf down their food like a big working dog… The Morkie will eat what it is given, and this way, you prevent any costly issues.
If you have other animals at home, you might be happy to know that this particular breed will be very good with that.
It’s a happy breed that gets along quite well with other animals, including cats and dogs.
It’s friendly and outgoing, and it can turn even the most snobbish and aloof animal into its fast friend when the two are introduced.
Your Morkie baby will be THE BEST present EVER!!!