A Morkie is a cross between a Maltese and a Yorkshire Terrier. This cross breed is quite popular in England and other parts of Europe but originates in the USA.
Just like Maltese, Morkies don’t cope well with being left home alone. But their pocket sizing makes it easy to take your Morkie everywhere with you. And that’s what they like! Left home alone, this breed won’t settle and will tend to bark until somebody comes back home.
While Yorkshire Terriers needs quite a lot of exercise, Maltese are more laid back and don’t mind the couch potato life. Being a mix of both, exercise requirements for Morkies can vary quite a lot and be on either end of the scale, or somewhere in the middle.
Morkies are very playful - they love to chase balls and play with kids. Because of their tiny size and being rather fragile, this breed is best suited for older kids. Morkie can also make great lap dogs, providing lots of happiness and affection to their owners.
They are fabulous companion dogs but will be suspicious of strangers. Once they get to know the person, sitting on their lap for affection and soaking up the cuddles is quite the norm.
|Life expectancy:||10-13 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||very low|