Dog Breed Name: Yorktese, Morkie, Yorkteses, Morkies, Yorkie & Maltese mix, Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese Hybrid
Description: Wonderful toy breed that makes a perfect lap dog. Loves to sit in your lap, run around the house or yard. Will sleep in your bed. Great for kids and adults alike. Quickly becoming one of the more popular designer breeds in the United States.
Temperament: Playful, love to be held, get along well with others. As with all breeds the temperament of the parents and socialization come into play.
Height, Weight: Depends on size of parents. Typically 3 to 8 lbs.
Health Problems: No claims of extraordinary health or diseases specific to Morkies have been documented. As the case will all dog hybrids, Morkies inherit any number of combinations of both the physical and behavioral attributes of Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier.
Colors: Black and Tan, Black and Gold, Black and White, Black, Tri-color with Black, Gold and White. Also can be mostly white.
Exercise Required: Majority of required exercise can be obtained in an apartment or house setting but they love to play outside and go for walks.
Life Expectancy: 15-18 years
Litter Size: 2-4
Grooming: Similar to the Yorkie and Maltese. Coat can be long and flowing or you can give them a puppy cut or other hair cut.
Origin: United States
Recognized Registries: Though the Morkie is a hybrid they can be registered with a designer breed / hybrid specific registry.
CKC= Continental Kennel Club
APRI= American Pet Registry
ACA= American Kennel Association