What is a Morkie? & What is the difference between a Morkie & a Parti-Morkie??
or perhaps a Biewtese or?(funny names for absolutely incredible little dogs)
These puppies/dogs are considered hybrids. Often referred to as designer or parti-pups.
I breed my pups from 100% healthy, vet checked, CKC Registered & purebred parents.
In our case Gabriel is a CKC Registered Yorkshire Terrier & is one of my two stud dogs. My new addition is Rio a Purebred Biewer (Yorkie) Terrier (his parents are from Europe & Reg. Biewer Terriers)
The Yorkie, the Biewer Yorkie & the Maltese are hypoallergenic & very low shedding or non-shedding, the Papillon is not always referred to as hypoallergenic but is very low shedding.
The Maltese requires a fair amount of regular maintenance if you want to enjoy the amazing long, silky, pure white coat, but the Yorkie only requires a regular brushing as does the Papillon (once the puppy stage is over that is).
These breeds are amazing, loyal, intelligent & loving family members & often used as therapy dogs due to their gentle, friendly natures.
A Morkie is a puppy that has a Purebred Yorkshire Terrier parent & a Purebred Maltese parent.
Yorkshire Terrier X Maltese pups often resemble Yorkie pups.
Maltese X Yorkie puppies have a very soft coat that is hypoallergenic & non-shedding. Because they are a cross between a white dog (Maltese) and a black & tan dog (Yorkshire), their colours vary greatly. Most puppies are born black with tan on their face, chest, bellies, and the inside of their legs. As they grow, their colours often lighten considerably, resulting in a silver-black and buff combination. Less common, and therefore more expensive, are the puppies that are black, white & golden, or parti (white with black & brown markings). all of our pups have been born black with pure white & tan/golden markings.
Morkies may or may not have ears that stand erect as they grow older. If their ears are going to stand up, they usually start to do so around 12 weeks of age or so. 4 pups from my first litter have ears of the Maltese which droop & 1 pup has erect ears of the Yorkshire Terrier. My 1st. batch of pups adult weights ranged between 5 & 8 lbs.
The Yorkillon has a purebred Yorkie parent & a purebred Papillon parent, although my Maggie is a X & might be considered a Maltillon. pictures;
Maggie, is a Papillon X Maltese & is an absolute dream dog.
At 5 lbs. this tiny, bundle of love has been approved by our vet to breed soon.
The Morkie puppies will be 50% of each parent.
The puppies are definitely a mix of both parents. Our only litter of pups thus far (Morkies) were born looking like tiny, purebred Yorkies but as days passed the white markings became more evident.
The white markings on the pups has made them look quite light & silver already at 8 months old
& will show more as the puppies age.
Only 1 of the 5 Morkie pups has standing ears like dad, the other 4 have Maltese ears like mom.
The 3rd link shows some incredible examples of Morkie pups.
My dogs are pure bred &/or CKC registered & not related.
Are you wondering how much your Yorkie puppy will weight once your dog has reached their adult weight?
The size of a Yorkshire Terrier depends mostly on the size of the parents. Size may also skip a generation. Obviously, if a dog is under or overfed, this will also affect its size.
While breed standards do not list height, most Yorkies will grow to be 6-9 inches (15.24 – 22.86 cm); this is measured from the floor to the withers (top of the shoulders)
In regard to weight, a Yorkie will grow to be 3 to 7 pounds (1.36 to 3.17 kg). Though this is the breed standard, it is not uncommon for a Yorkshire Terrier to be a bit over this size; he or she may grow to be 8 or even 9 pounds (3.62 or 4.08 kg).
As long as the dog is not overweight, there is nothing wrong with this for a 'pet' Yorkie and only serves to make the dog a bit more sturdier. There are some that will be under 3 lbs. though this is really not a healthy size. Dogs that are under 3 lbs. when fully grown will be at higher risk for trauma related injury, hypoglycemia, collapsed trachea and bone/joint disorders such as patella luxation and hip dysplasia.
While it is not possible to know exactly how much a puppy will weigh as an adult, there is a method of calculating an estimate of the Yorkie puppy's final adult size. In general if you take the weight at 8 weeks and multiple this by a factor of 3, it will come close to the dog's full grown potential. For example:
1 lb. (.45 kg) at 8 weeks x 3 would give you a full grown adult Yorkie of 3 lbs. (1.36 kg).
1.31 lbs. (.59 kg) at 8 weeks x 3 would give you a full grown adult Yorkie of 3.93 lbs. (1.78 kg)
2.12 lbs (.96 kg) at 8 weeks x 3 would give you a full grown adult Yorkie of 6.36 lbs. (2.88 kg)
Your veterinarian will be able to tell you your puppy's exact weight. You may also use a kitchen scale at home. A human adult scale will rarely show you the tiny differences in ounces, and this is needed to calculate the dog's adult size.
A Yorkie is done growing by the 1 year mark. Most Yorkshire Terriers slow down in growth by 9 to 10 months and usually finish growing completely by 12 months.
Birth to 7 weeks: Newborn. There is rapid growth during this time. A newborn can double in size in just a few days. Born with eyes close and hearing not functioning, by the age of 3 weeks, the newborn pup has eyes open, can hear well and is learning to walk.
8 weeks to 1 year: Puppy. The first half of this year, the Yorkie will be a 'young puppy' and the second half of the year from 6 months to 1 year, he will be an 'adolescent'. During this time, a Yorkie is full with energy (sometimes too much), is super curious and habits are being formed. This is the perfect age to train, both for housebreaking and all needed commands.
1 year: Adult. While a Yorkshire Terrier is officially an adult at the 1 year mark, years 1 to 4, he will be a 'young adult'. From years 4 to 8, he will be simply an 'adult'.
8 years old: Most toy breed dogs are declared to be seniors by the age of 8; however there is no official age and a veterinarian may make the 'call' any time from 8 to 10 years old. Most 8 year old Yorkies are still full of spunk and show no signs of old age. However, by the 10-year-old mark, the Yorkshire Terrier is slowing down a bit. He will tire out a bit more, take a new more naps and be much more mellow.
Birth: 2.5 to 5 ounces (.07 to .14 kg)
8 weeks old: 12 to 34 ounces (.34 to .96 kg)
12 weeks old: 1 to 2.5 lbs. (.45 to 1.13 kg)
20 weeks old: 1.5 to 4. lbs (.68 to 2.04 kg)
Final adult weight: 3 to 7 lbs. (1.36 to 3.17 kg)