The Morkie is "designer breed," and a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese. These little dogs are affectionate, high energy, and sociable. Their size makes them great apartment pets, as long as their exercise needs are met.

Average Height

6-8 inches

Average Weight

4-8 lbs


This breed is considered low-shedding and hypoallergenic. This makes them suitable for most people with allergies.


The Morkie's coat grows continuously and requires daily brushing to prevent matting. Most Morkie owners keep their coats short, grooming them monthly. Ears should be checked, teeth brushed, and nails trimmed as part of regular grooming.

Energy Level

Morkies need at least a half hour of excercise daily. This helps them burn off energy and is likely to improve their temperament when at home. They enjoy walks as well as play time.