Although their name may sound like a cartoon character, Morkie Poos are an adorable, sweet-natured designer breed. They look similar in appearance to the ever-famous Morkie, but you’ll notice significant differences. Lively, intelligent, and downright loveable, Morkie Poos are the perfect mix of the Maltese, Poodle, and Yorkshire Terrier breeds. These little pooches love being […]
Although their name may sound like a cartoon character, Morkie Poos are an adorable, sweet-natured designer breed. They look similar in appearance to the ever-famous Morkie, but you’ll notice significant differences. Lively, intelligent, and downright loveable, Morkie Poos are the perfect mix of the Maltese, Poodle, and Yorkshire Terrier breeds.
These little pooches love being around humans. They’ll do anything to earn that special place in your heart. This, along with their adorable charm and looks, makes them wonderful furry companions to come home to. However, while Morkie Poos are puppies you will forever love in your heart, don’t start looking through your piggy bank just yet.
It’s important to know what you can expect with these snuggly cuties. Here a few things to know about the lovable Morkie Poo!
Morkie Poos are famous for their charming personalities, which they get from their Maltese and Poodle heritage. Morkie Poos crave human companionship—in fact, their favorite activity involves cuddling up to their loved ones on the couch.
And who can resist these little furry cuties? Their beautiful dark eyes and soft fur can make anyone melt into their little paws. Morkie Poos are physically small but they like to act as if they’re a lot bigger. Their heads are small yet well-proportioned with folded ears.
Depending on their heritage, Morkie Poos may have a domed skull like a Maltese or Yorkie. They may also possess a long, narrow muzzle like a Poodle. Their soft coat rarely sheds and comes in various colors. Once you’ve met a Morkie Poo in person, it’s hard to consider any other pet!
Morkie Poos are small dogs. Their average weight ranges between 5 to 11 pounds. This makes it easier for owners to carry their Morkie Poos in their purses or other dog carriers. Because of their size and delicate nature, it’s important to supervise children during playtime.
Like most dogs, Morkie Poos enjoy a quick walk or playtime in the yard. They do not require strenuous exercise, and they can meet their exercise needs inside their homes. This breed is great for owners who live in apartments.
Just make sure to set aside some time to play with your Morkie Poo on a daily basis. Morkie Poos are very social so they must have your attention as much as possible. Without enough playtime (or their owner’s companionship), Morkie Poos can become depressed and develop undesirable habits.
Morkie Poos are loving, playful dogs that grow strongly attached to their families. Their never-ending desire for your love will manifest in different ways—they may follow you around, cuddle with you, and pepper you with their yummy kisses!
Like their Yorkie parents, however, Morkie Poos can be a little stubborn or aloof with strangers. They usually get along well with other pets if socialized young, but they can be pretty territorial. These little pooches demand your undivided attention so they aren’t exactly fond of sharing it with another furry housemate. Morkie Poos are also aloof with strangers, and despite their small size, they are fiercely protective of their loved ones.
They become destructive around the house if left alone for a long time. Morkie Poos are prone to excessive barking and will be vocal about their loneliness until you come home. This may not sit well with your neighbors. If you are planning to go out, leave someone at home to keep them company.
Morkie Poos have gorgeous, soft fur that can be silky like a Maltese or Yorkie’s coat or frizzy like a Poodle’s coat. It also comes in various colors, with their most common colors being black, brown, or tan and white. Their coat sheds very little so they’re perfect for owners with allergies. A Morkie Poo’s coat should be brushed regularly to avoid tangling. They also need their ears and eyes cleaned to remove stray hairs. Nails should be trimmed as necessary. Morkie Poos do not need to be bathed unless necessary. If they become dirty, use a wet towel to clean off dirt and residue.
Morkie Poos are highly intelligent and eager to learn anything you want to teach them. Due to their loyalty, they should not present any problems when training. They thrive off of positive reinforcement so be sure to reward good behavior with treats and praises. Some Morkie Poos have a stubborn streak (a trait that many Yorkies possess) and may try to upstage you. Stay persistent with your commands. Once your Morkie Poo knows who’s the boss in your house, they will learn to meet your expectations.
Is the Morkie Poo the right breed for you? It all depends on you. Morkie Poos are wonderful designer dogs that were made to be anyone’s furry best friend. Before bringing home your new pooch, prepare yourself with the necessary dog supplies. Discuss the breed with your family members, especially the younger ones. Puppy-proof your home by closing doors and eliminating harmful chemicals. With their small size, sweet personality, and intelligence, it’s easy for a Morkie Poo to be a puppy you’ll forever love!
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