FULL GROOMING – $50.00, INCLUDES EVERYTHING
GROOMING DEMAND RATING – MEDIUM TO HIGH DEPENDING
ON WHICH TYPE OF COAT
FULL GROOMING INTERVAL – 4 TO 6 WEEKS
MAINTENANCE INTERVAL – TWICE WEEKLY MINIMUM
As is the case with most other hybrid breeds, the Morkie is prone to taking on characteristics and personality traits from either parent breed or from both. Both the Yorkie as well as the Maltese are known for having a lot of personality, so it should not be a surprise that a Morkie would as well. Like the Yorkie, the Morkie may crave and even demand attention from its family.
This breed of dog is also likely to be very dedicated to its family, which makes it ideal as a family dog as well as a watch dog. From the Maltese side, the Morkie may inherit a sense of fearlessness as well as energy. They are easily excitable and happy to greet anybody they see when properly socialized. Sometimes they can be overly confident and this can be a problem when for example they run up to an unfamiliar dog and even though they are excited and happy, the other dog may not be. They are small so the price of food, treats and toys is very easily managed. They are lap dogs to the core and strive to please their owners.
The health of the Morkie tends to be rather good although it may suffer from some of the same health issues as both parent breeds. These health concerns may include tracheal collapse, cataracts, medial patellar luxation, hydrocephalus, chronic valvular heart disease and glaucoma. If a prospective owner is concerned about the possibility of such health conditions, it is a good idea to research the dog’s parentage to find out whether there have been cases of such health issues and if so, the severity of those problems. When provided with good care and regular checkups, the Morkie will typically live between 14 and 16 years.
BEFORE AND AFTER
More health issues this breed is prone to are collapsed trachea and reverse sneezing. Morkies may suffer from the same ailments which Yorkies or Maltese suffer from, which are: tracheal collapse, cataracts, medial patellar luxation, hydrocephalus, chronic valvular heart disease, kidney failure, and glaucoma.