Morkie / Yorktese

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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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The Yorktese, also called the Morkie, is created by the crossing of two breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs". The Yorktese is exceedingly popular.
The ideal Yorktese is well-proportioned, sturdy, and hardy in appearance. They possess a lively and sweet expression.
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.
The Yorktese requires daily brushing to prevent matting and tangling. Bathing should be done when necessary using a mild shampoo. Dental hygiene is important to prevent early tooth loss. They may be prone to such health issues as digestive problems, sensitivity to anesthesia, slipped stifle, and skin problems.
The coat of the Yorktese is typically long, silky, straight, and fine in texture.
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.
Yorktese are well suited for apartment living provided they are sufficiently exercised and mentally stimulated. They are relatively active indoors and should have a variety of safe toys to keep them occupied. The Yorktese enjoys securely leashed walks, family play sessions, and off-lead play in a fenced yard.
Male: 4-9; Female: 4-9 lbs
6-10 inches
Black, tan, white, black and tan; may be solid, sable, or distinctively marked
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Morkie / Yorktese puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Morkie / Yorktese varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Morkie / Yorktese puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Morkie Yorkteses sold is $1,274.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Morkie / Yorktese with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,700 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Morkie / Yorktese with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Morkie Yorkteses sold is $900.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,274.50
Average Price: $900.00
Top Quality: $2,700.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 23663 Morkie / Yorktese puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Morkie / Yorktese puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Morkie Yorkteses true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Morkie / Yorktese Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 23663 Morkie / Yorktese dogs.
  • 1. Morkie
  • 2. Bella
  • 3. Max
  • 4. Teacup Amy
  • 5. Molly
  • 6. Charlie
  • 7. Teddy
  • 8. Teacup Tara
  • 9. Daisy
  • 10. Toby
  • 11. Princess
  • 12. Morkies
  • 13. Sophie
  • 14. Teacup Sasha
  • 15. Sugar
  • 16. Buddy
  • 17. Abby
  • 18. Candy
  • 19. Teacup Miley
  • 20. Ginger

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Anonymous asked:
So my Morkie doesn't really want to eat but he likes chicken, beef, other meats, etc. Just not his dog food. What should I do?

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Please, please, please do not feed your dog human food if he does not eat his dog food. All this does is encourage your dog not to eat his dog food, because he knows you will break down and feed him human food. All dogs love meat. If you were given the choice of a piece of pepperoni and a freshly cooked steak, we all know which one is going to be picked. However, that dog food is what is best for him. It is made to fit his every need. There is nothing wrong in adding a little bit of cooked meat into a dogs meal now and again as a treat ( no seasoning ), but not if the dog is picky. All it does is continue to encourage the dog to wait it out just a little longer. We as humans love our dogs, we want the best for them and want to spoil them every day. When they don't eat, it hurts us. Then we see them staring at our food and we go "oh, one piece won't matter". The next thing we know is that that dog will not eat his own food because the owner is too soft and gave in. You need to be stronger willed than your dog. He will not starve himself to death. Unless there is a serious medical or mental issue, he will not starve himself. If you take away all other foods but his kibble, he will eventually eat. Dogs, just like wolves are pack eaters and enjoy earning their food. If you choose his meal times around the times you eat at home ( 2x a day, morning and night), and make him work for it, he will eat. Make him do 1 minute of obedience work. Come, sit, lay down, stay, come, back up, heel, sit, stand up, sit again, lay down, wait... okay food time! If you give him only the time to eat ( 10 - 15 minutes ) while you are eating, he has 2 choices, eat or watch you. He will choose to watch you first, because you gave in before. But keep strong and take the food away after 10 - 15 minutes. Do not give him anything else until the next meal, and give him his kibble. He will understand eventually that that is his food and if he is hungry enough, he will eat it. No treats in between either. If you need to give him a treat, use his kibble. Lastly, if you wish to add some wet dog food to his kibble, that is fine. Just make sure to only use a small amount, or cut back on the kibble as the wet food is caloric too.

Anonymous asked:
Are Morkie's good with other dogs?

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If the puppy is socialized with other dogs from a young age, then the mix can be great with other dogs. If the dog is not properly socialized then the puppy/dog can lean on the moderate side of being good with dogs as they are more of a human-dog than a dog-dog. They like the company of their humans more so than socializing with other dogs. Make sure your puppy plays with/meets as many new dogs as possible while young so that they can be sure to be well socialized.

Anonymous asked:
The Morkie breed is one that I have found that my child is not allergic to. I would love to get one for them but I am concerned about it being alone 8 to 9 hrs a day. I do not want the dog to have anxiety.



The Morkie or Maltese/Yorkshire Terrier cross is a very human dependent breed of dog. They do not like being alone and can become destructive, depressed, bark and get anxiety if left alone for too long. Puppies should never be left alone in a crate longer then 2 - 3 hours at a time. If you plan on getting a puppy, make sure there is someone such as a friend or family member that can come and let the puppy out every couple of hours. You may want to look into a Dog Walker to come to your home if you can not find a schedule that works for everyone, including the puppy.


I had a Morkie up until recently due to a freak accident. We are both military and gone 12 hours a day. All of our children are in school and the pup was always home with just my 11 year old cat. I never had any anxiety issues with him. He was probably the best dog (breed) you could ever want. He was great with kids (6-16), the cat...not so much the chickens, but they held their own since they were bigger lol! I would recommend a Morkie to anyone!


We have a 3 year old morkie. We haven't had any separation issues while we are at work. But we also got him a friend so he isn't alone. We have a little rat terrier dog for him. They are best buddies. He watches out for her. Yes we had her fixed no puppies. He lets her eat first. He will wait till she is done than he will eat. He actually woke me up one night because she was sick throwing up. He has never done anything like that before he wanted me to know. He is just the best little fur baby and we love him and his friend with all out our hearts.

Anonymous asked:
Will a Morkie be good with my grandchildren who are ages 4 and 8?



The Maltese/Yorkshire Terrier cross should do just fine around your grandchildren as long as the puppy is not played with too roughly and ends up not liking children. All interactions between children and a puppy/dog should be supervised at all times. Allow the puppy to have a safe place, such as a bed or crate in which it means that the puppy/dog is off limits to children so the puppy/dog knows that it can go there if the children get too much for it.


As long as neither parties are aggressive they should play well together. Senior Morkies may need more space than puppies.

Anonymous asked:
How big does a Morkie typically weigh when fully grown? Will most Morkies have the long silky fur?

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The Maltese averages in at 6 1/2 - 9 pounds, while the Yorkshire Terrier averages in at 4 - 6 pounds. So it all depends on if the puppy takes after the Maltese or the Yorkshire Terrier for weight. But it could be anywhere from 4 - 9 lbs obviously. As for fur, that again will also depend on if the dog takes after the Maltese or the Yorkie. If you are dead set on the long silky fur, then I wouldn't count on the cross, as most have the shorter/curly fur. I would get a purebred Yorkshire Terrier if I were you.

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Updated: 5/26/2022