In Q&As I answered a common question: “how long will my Morkie live?”
Although there haven’t been enough generations of Morkies to form a solid history, my opinion is that a Morkie’s average age is 15, and that they can live as long as 17 or 18 years. I based that on the longevity of the parents, the Yorkshire Terrier and the Maltese dog.
That’s pretty close to the top 5 dogs of all breeds, in terms of life expectancy (both hybrids and purebreds are included.)
Wondering which breeds live the longest?
Puppytoob.com notes the longest-living breeds — note designer dogs like the Morkie!
Jack Russell Terrier
Any dog who’s well cared for, has good quality food, regular exercise and good veterinary care, can live longer. The other factors that make a Morkie a long-living pet:
- the parents typically live long lives (Yorkie + Maltese)
- small dogs tend to live longest
- mixed breed dogs live longer than purebreds
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When my dog died, I was extremely sad. And I wanted to find a new one, but with a bigge life span. The article http://dogsaholic.com/breeds/info/longest-living-dogs.html helped me to make a right choice.
Thanks for sharing that link Viktoria.
My girlie terror was 16 wane she passway a month be for her birthday
From ashley Dana
That is amazing Ashley – your girl must’ve had a GREAT life!