A Morkie is a small dog, a cross between a Maltese and a Yorkshire Terrier. The name is a portmanteau combining the two breed names. As a hybrid dog breed, the Morkie may exhibit characteristics of both of its parent breeds. Its great for kids . A kid could take care of a morkie from the age 10 years old it is fine living alone all by itself.
Children and Other Pets
Morkies are good around older children rather than toddlers but this is because of their small size. Younger children are often just too boisterous around dogs and could easily hurt a Morkie by mistake. As with any other breed, playtime between children and their pets should always be well supervised at all times.
Morkies generally get on with a family cat they have grown up with but will happily chase anything else that moves or which tries to run away from them and this includes the cat from next door. Care should also be taken when a Morkie is around bigger dogs because they truly do not know how small they are and will not think twice about going after a larger dog which could end in disaster.
Morkies with long, silky coats do not shed in the same way as other breeds. Their hair grows continuously throughout the year rather than in short bursts after having shed their coats. As such, they are quite high maintenance when it comes to keeping things tidy.
It’s also important to keep an eye on their back-ends and to make sure they are clean. Because he is prone to suffer dental issues, it’s essential for their teeth to be checked and cleaned every day so that if there is a dental problem it can be dealt with sooner rather than later.