Morkie: Characteristics, Temperament, Health, Care & Training


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Morkies are a mix between a Maltese and Yorkie. They are small in size, weighing about 4-8 pounds. This size makes them excellent for people living in smaller homes and great pets for people of all ages. Morkies are also good for apartment living because they don’t require a lot of exercises. Morkies are friendly, sweet dogs that typically get along well with other pets and children. Morkies are intelligent but can be mischievous if not properly trained, especially when left alone for extended periods of time without Morkie toys or Morkie activities to keep them occupied. Morkies enjoy being kept busy by participating in Morkie games or showing off their Morkie tricks.

Morkies have a sweet temperament and are generally healthy dogs. However, like all breeds, they do require some basic care and training.

Morkie Temperament

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Morkies are intelligent and easy to train. However, it is important not to be complacent while training Morkies because they like to get into mischief if they think that you’re not watching. Morkies can also be skittish and timid around strangers and other pets, so early socialization is important for Morkie puppies.

Morkie Training

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Morkies should be well-socialized with people and other animals from a young age in order to prevent them from becoming shy or fearful later on in life. Morkies respond well to positive reinforcement, so use rewards such as treats and praise during training sessions.

Morkies are intelligent and easy to train. However, it is important not to be complacent while training Morkies because they like to get into mischief if they think that you’re not watching. Morkies can also be skittish and timid around strangers and other pets, so early socialization is important for Morkies puppies. Morkies should be well-socialized with people and other animals from a young age in order to prevent them from becoming shy or fearful later on in life. Morkies respond well to positive reinforcement, so use rewards such as treats and praise during training sessions.

Morkie Health

Morkies have an average lifespan of 13 years and do not have any breed-specific health problems. Morkies typically have a puppy coat which is replaced with an adult Morkie coat when they reach adulthood. Morkies should also be fed high-quality food in order to promote good health and prevent Morkie obesity or Morkie hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

Morkies require an average amount of grooming once their adult Morkie coats grow in. They should be brushed and/or combed every day in order to prevent matting and tangling, especially when Morkies shed their winter coats during the springtime.

Morkie Care

Morkies have a Morkie double coat that may shed heavily if not brushed regularly. It is important to brush Morkie’s hair both with a comb and with a slicker brush, in addition to keeping their nails short.

Morkies require moderate care including daily brushing of the Morkie hair and cleaning of the Morkie ears. In order to keep Morkies from developing dry Morkie skin, it is necessary to bathe them once a month or only when they become dirty. Finally, it’s important for new Morkie owners to seek advice from more experienced dog owners or veterinarians about how often and what amount of food should Morkie puppies eat on a Morkie diet.

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