What does Morkie look like?
The Morkie is a small designer dog that typically weighs 2.5 to 4.5 kg and measures 20 to 25 cm tall. The appearance of the breed may vary depending on which parent gene each offspring inherits.
The Malkie has a square-shaped body and a well-balanced back. His tail is half-curled. He has a short snout and a black nose. His eyebrows and moustache are conspicuous. He has dark brown eyes. His ears can either stand erect or drooping.
The Malkie’s coat is long and silky and it comes in several colours including black, brown, tan, white, and the signature black and tan combo of the Yorkshire Terrier. Since the Morkie is a low-shedding dog, he is considered a hypoallergenic dog. He is a great option for dog owners suffering from dander allergies.
When do Morkies stop growing?
Small dog breeds like the Malki often stop growing when they are 12 to 15 months old. They will reach their full weight by 18 months. To know if your Morkie has fully matured, compare his weight and height to an adult Malki. A full-grown Malki weighs 2.5 to 4.5 kg and stands 20 to 25 cm tall.
Do Morkies shed?
The Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier are both low-shedding breeds and the Morkie inherited this trait. This saves you from cleaning up too much loose hair around your home. Although the Morkie is low-maintenance in terms of grooming, regular brushing is still required to keep the coat tangle-free and mat-free.
Trimming is also needed once his coat becomes too long. Visiting a professional groomer will make this task easier for you.
Bathing should be done when it's required. Over frequent washing must be avoided as it strips his coat and skin of its healthy oils. As a result, it dries out the skin and fur and causes skin problems.
How should Morkies be groomed?
Morkies with upright ears need to have their ears cleaned at least once a month. Those that have droopy ears need weekly ear cleaning. This is because dirt and bacteria quickly accumulate in this type of ear.
Always watch out for signs of ear problems including putrid smell, swelling, and redness. These are red flags that indicate an ear infection.
Do not let your Maltiyorl's nail overgrow. It can lead to splitting or cracking which can be extremely painful. So make sure to trim his nails weekly.
Periodontal disease is a prevalent health problem in dogs. The Morkie is more susceptible to developing this condition than other breeds. Therefore, it is highly important to brush his teeth daily. If this proves to be a very challenging task, twice or three times a week of toothbrushing will suffice.