The Morkie is a designer breed of dog which is a cross between a purebred Yorkshire terrier and a purebred Maltese. This crossbreed originated in the United States

The Morkie is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Maltese and the Yorkshire Terrier. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Morkie is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.

The Morkie is a breed of dog that is referred to as a crossbreed or a hybrid because it is half Maltese and half Yorkshire Terrier. In the last few years, hybrid dog breeds, also known as designer breeds have become increasingly popular because many undesirable traits of both parent breeds are eliminated while the more desirable traits are maintained. This is the case with the Morkie.

People who are considering owning a Morkie should know that the Morkie is not a purebred and will not be able to be registered by a purebred registry even if it is a first generation and both parents were purebed and registered. As designer dog breeds become more popular, hybrid registration agencies are opening and registering designer breed dogs.

„They love to go for rides and see new people. They will recognize many people with just a few visits.“

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They are easily excitable and happy to greet anybody they see when properly socialized. Sometimes they can be overly confident and this can be a problem when for example they run up to an unfamiliar dog and even though they are excited and happy, the other dog may not be. They are small so the price of food, treats and toys is very easily managed. They are lap dogs to the core and strive to please their owners.