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The Top Five Morkie Questions

This site is loaded with helpful information about Morkies, but here are the Top Five questions that come up often. Click the plus sign for answers.

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How big will my Morkie puppy get?

The Morkie’s parents, the Yorkshire Terrier and the Maltese dog, range from about 5 to 7 or 8 pounds, so it makes sense that’s the approximate weight of a Morkie.

Good quality purebred Yorkies and Maltese can be a little bigger – remember, dogs that are too small (under 4 pounds as adults) can be sickly and aren’t as strong.

TOY DOGS like Morkies, reach their adult weight by 10 months – big dogs take 2 years to reach their adult weight.

As a general rule of thumb, multiply your Morkie’s weight at 6 weeks, times 4 to find out his adult weight.

More ways to estimate your Morkie’s adult size.

Or download this worksheet to calculate his size:

Morkie size worksheet

 

How long do Morkies live?

how long will my morkie live

How long your Morkie’s going to live depends on a lot of factors, including health, exercise, and genetic influences.

√ But it’s been proven that smaller dogs tend to live longer than the large breeds.

√ Plus crossbreeds live longer than purebreds.

  • the median life expectancy of all dogs is 12.8 years
  • the longest living dog: the rare Mexican Xoloitzcuintle has a life span of 15-20 years
  • the shortest lifespan: the Irish Wolfhound has an estimated 6- to 8-year life expectancy
  • life expectancy for other dogs is somewhere in between

Yorkies and Maltese live between 12 to 15 years, so it’s reasonable to expect your Morkie can live that long too, with good care and exercise.

WHAT IS AVERAGE LIFESPAN OF YOUR DOG

What should I feed my Morkie?

Your Morkie can’t eat YOUR food; in fact, a lot of it can make him very sick. Foods like chocolate, artificial sweetener and raisins. (More here)

When you pick dog food, go for quality. Mix canned foods with dry (kibble) and try fresh pack foods like Fresh Pet. Here are the main things to keep in mind:

 

 

For more about what to feed your Morkie, check here.

How often should I bathe my Morkie?

Regular combing keeps your Morkie’s coat smooth and mat-free. It even reduces that doggy smell. But eventually, you will need to bathe your dog.

Generally speaking, you should not bathe your Morkie more than once every 8 weeks.

Too many baths will strip the natural oils from your dog’s coat and can cause skin irritations. Your Morkie’s skin can become dry and flakey, and his coat can go dull and frizzy when the natural oils are washed away.

Picking a shampoo

“Is my shampoo OK for my Morkie?”

This is a question I hear quite often and the short answer is NO.

Although you might have to use your own products or even baby shampoo in a pinch, dog shampoo is quite different than ours. It’s made to match a dog’s natural PH levels. The problem is, most pet shampoos have cancer-causing preservatives and chemicals.

That’s why it’s vital you pick a shampoo that’s labeled “Certified Organic” shampoo. Any other claim on the label, like pure, natural, etc. is bogus.


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Why does my Morkie keep going in the house?
Yes my dog is carpet trainedPotty training a toy dog can be really challenging. Some of the reasons why, are our fault. We pick them up to go everywhere, so they don’t gt into the natural rhythm of letting us know when they have to go. We change the rules – sometimes we want them to go inside on potty pads, other times we encourage them to go outside. And, it seems to go with the territory: small dogs are just harder to train.

Good news though, it can be done.

Three shortcuts to easier housetraining

First, be consistent in letting your Morkie know where you want him to go. Inside or out? Papers or litter box?

Second, be consistent with feeding times.

Third, be lavish in your praise, and avoid all old school, cruel training like whacking the dog with a newspaper. Keep reinforcement POSITIVE and you’ll see results.

Read more.

SPOTLIGHT

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Meet the woman who drove 1,500 miles to adopt a dog who had spent four years in a shelter.

Looking for the perfect gift for your Morkie? IHeartDogs has tons of customized gift ideas for dogs and whose who love them. And it’s a great cause!  All here.

Want to learn more about keeping your Morkie happy and healthy? Check out my MORKIE EBOOKS

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Downloadable eBooks

Written especially for Morkie lovers.
Read them on your smartphone, laptop, iPad, Kindle – any device.

The Ultimate Guide to Morkies, from getting a puppy, to seniors. More than 320 pages of valuable information. More.

What’s worse than tick bites? Tick prevention treatments! Learn how to protect your small dog without poisoning him.  More.

50 Best Blog Posts: All About Morkies. This site’s most popular posts cover everything you need to know about Morkies, in one Kindle book.  More.

FREE REPORT. Download this short ebook to read about the 7 Things You Need to Know Before You Get a Morkie.  More.

Tired of puppy cuts? Groom your Morkie yourself at home. In just minutes a day, you can learn how to keep his coat long and flowing. More.

Read this before you get a Morkie.  This 28-page Kindle report features seven key things you need to know about the Yorkie-Maltese mix before you get one. More.

Yorkie, Morkie, or Maltese? Which small dog is right for you? Read about 3 adorable breeds that don’t shed, and stay small. More.

50 handy cheatsheets on raising a dog right. From training and feeding to vaccinations, dog parks, and more. More.

Two important new books about your dog’s health: Best Shampoo and Stop Feeding Your Dog this Sh*t are coming soon. Don’t miss this critical information. More.

TWO IMPORTANT NEW BOOKS FOR DOG OWNERS

BEST DOG SHAMPOO plus homemade recipes

Think about it — skin is the biggest organ we have. A dog’s skin is thinner than ours, more sensitive and a different pH. So our shampoo can irritate a dog’s skin and make his cost dull.

Commercial pet shampoos can be worse than using our own on the dog. Many pet shampoos contain at least SIX ingredients that are proven to cause cancer.

And organic and natural pet shampoos? There’s one thing you must watch for, otherwise, it’s not really organic.

In this ebook you’ll read about the best and worst shampoos; what ingredients to watch out for; and even how to make your own dog shampoo that’s safe and effective. Coming soon.

STOP FEEDING THIS SHIT TO YOUR DOG!

Pet food manufacturers are like today’s Big Tobacco.

They know their products are harmful, even fatal. They know they’re made with garbage. But they just keep advertising and promoting. And because regulations and rules are few and far between, they can cover up what they’re actually selling.

In this ebook, you’ll read about which brands actually contain chicken beaks and feet, cow hooves and EUTHANIZED CATS AND DOGS.

This book will show you exactly why, and what brands ARE good. You learn the 12 things you never want to see on a dog food label, and much more.

Be ready to read about one of the biggest cons out there today – commercial pet food – and how to protect your dog. Coming soon.

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