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MORKIES, MORKIE PUPPIES, AND THE MORKIE
From Morkie Puppies to Adult Morkies
Includes: Teacup Morkie, Morkie Dog, Maltese Yorkie, Finding Morkie Breeders, Temperament, Care, And More!
By Susanne Saben
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Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but none are more adorable than the cuddly little Morkie dog. This designer dog breed is the result of a crossing between a purebred Yorkshire Terrier and a purebred Maltese. Each Morkie is unique, but these dogs generally exhibit the best qualities from each of the parent breeds. If you are looking for a small-breed dog that has a beautiful coat, a lively temperament, and a friendly personality, then the Morkie may just be the right breed for you.
As an experienced dog owner myself, I have to say that Morkies are one of my favorite breeds. Not only do I own one myself, but I have seen the joy that Morkie puppies and adult Morkies have brought to my friends. Whether you are looking for a companion pet to sit on the couch with you at home or a furry friend to carry with you as you run your errands, Morkies are a great option.
The Morkie breed is a great option for new and experienced dog owners alike. These dogs are very playful and good-natured, plus they love to spend time with people. As is the case for any pet, however, Morkies do require a certain degree of care in order to keep them happy and healthy. To make sure that your Morkie puppy gets the attention and the quality of care that he deserves, be sure to learn as much as you can about these dogs before you bring one home. In this book, I have compiled a wealth of information about the Morkie breed in combination with my personal experience with the breed to give you a complete and detailed care guide for these lovely little dogs.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Introduction
Useful Terms to Know
Chapter Two: Morkie Temperament and Morkie Dog Overview
1.) What is a Morkie Dog?
a. Yorkshire Terrier Breed Overview
b. Maltese Breed Overview
2.) Maltese Yorkie Facts and Information
a. Summary of Yorkie Maltese Information
3.) Morkie Dog History
4.) Teacup Morkie and Variations on the Maltese Yorkie Mix
Chapter Three: Morkie Dog Practical Information
1.) Do You Need a License?
2.) Will a Full Grown Morkie Get Along with Other Pets?
3.) How Many Morkies Should You Get?
4.) Morkie Dog Price and Costs
a. Initial Costs to Keep a Maltese and Yorkie Mix
b. Monthly Costs for a Yorkie and Maltese Mix
5.) Morkie Dogs Pros and Cons
Chapter Four: Morkie Puppies and Where to Find Morkie Puppies for Sale
1.) Where to Find Morkie Breeders
2.) How to Choose a Healthy Morkie Puppy
3.) Adopt an Adult Morkie from a Morkie Rescue
Chapter Five: Morkie Dog Care Guide
1.) Morkie Full Grown Home Requirements
a. Setting Up a Space for Your Morkie
b. Tips for Exercising Your Dog
c. Recommended Accessories for Morkies
2.) Morkie Dog Feeding Guide
a. Nutritional Needs for Morkie Dogs
b. Choosing a Healthy Dog Food
c. Tips for Feeding Morkies
d. Dangerous Foods to Avoid
3.) Morkie Grooming Requirements
a. Brushing and Bathing Your Morkie
b. Cleaning Your Morkie’s Ears
c. Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth
d. Clipping Your Morkie’s Nails
Chapter Six: Morkie Dog Training Guide
1.) Overview of Dog Training Methods
2.) Best Training Method for Morkies
a. Choosing the Right Motivation
b. Sample Training Sequence
3.) Morkie Puppy Crate Training Guide
Chapter Seven: Morkie Dogs Breeding
1.) General Morkie Dog Breeding Information
a. Genetics of Hybrid Dogs
b. Basic Dog Breeding Information
c. Risk and Precautions to Take
2.) Raising Morkie Puppies Information
Chapter Eight: Morkie Dog Health Guide
1.) Common Health Problems for Morkies
a. Collapsed Trachea
b. Dental Problems
c. Eye Problems
e. Kidney Failure
f. Patellar Luxation
g. Portosystemic Shunt
h. Tear Staining
2.) Morkie Dog Vaccinations and Precautions
Chapter Nine: Morkie Dog Showing Guide
1.) Show Options for Mixed Breeds
a. Mixed Breed Dog Clubs of America
b. AKC Shows for Mixed Breeds
c. Kennel Club Shows for Mixed Breeds
2.) Tips for Showing Morkie Dogs
Chapter Ten: Morkie Dog Care Sheet
1.) Morkie Information Overview
2.) Morkies Habitat Information Overview
3.) Morkie Nutritional Information Overview
4.) Morkies Breeding Information Overview
Just look at that button nose! Who could say No to a dog that cute?
What do you think of then you hear the word “Morkie”? Do you picture some kind of strange creature? Perhaps something from an alien planet? While I can’t blame you for thinking that way, “Morkie” is actually the name of a cuddly little dog breed - one of my absolute favorite breeds, in case you’re wondering. The name comes from a combination of two different breeds – the Yorkshire Terrier and the Maltese. At one time the breed was originally known as the Yorktese but, personally, I am happy that it is now more commonly known as the Morkie, and it is one of the most popular designer dog breeds out there.
If you want to know my opinion, I think that the Morkie is one of the best dog breeds out there because they are small, friendly, and full of life – they also make great companion pets, and they do not require a great deal of exercise! Now, I don’t have anything against getting a little exercise, but if your life is as busy as mine, you will be glad that your Morkie will get along just fine without a two-hour walk every day. I simply don’t have time for it!
Not only are Morkies cuddly and easy to care for, but they have a personality like no other dog breed I’ve ever encountered. Each Morkie is different, of course, but my experience with them is that they are some of the brightest, friendliest little dogs you’ll ever come across. Before you settle on purchasing a Morkie dog for yourself or your family, however, you need to learn some valuable Morkie information to ensure that you know what you are getting into with this breed.
In this book, you will find a collection of invaluable tips and tidbits about this wonderful breed. My own Morkie has brought endless light to my life, and I am confident that you will enjoy the same benefits with your own Morkie. I wouldn’t be a responsible dog owner, however, if I didn’t recommend that you take the time to familiarize yourself with the breed and its care requirements before you get one. That is what this book aims to provide – all of the information you need to understand the Morkie dog breed and to care for it properly.
So, what are you waiting for? Turn the page and keep reading to discover what makes the Morkie so great!
AKC – American Kennel Club, the largest purebred dog registry in the United States
Almond Eye – Referring to an elongated eye shape rather than a rounded shape
Apple Head – A round-shaped skull
Balance – A show term referring to all of the parts of the dog, both moving and standing, which produce a harmonious image
Beard – Long, thick hair on the dog’s underjaw
Best in Show – An award given to the only undefeated dog left standing at the end of judging
Bitch – A female dog
Bite – The position of the upper and lower teeth when the dog’s jaws are closed; positions include level, undershot, scissors, or overshot
Blaze – A white stripe running down the center of the face between the eyes
Board – To house, feed, and care for a dog for a fee
Breed – A domestic race of dogs having a common gene pool and characterized appearance/function
Breed Standard – A published document describing the look, movement, and behavior of the perfect specimen of a particular breed
Buff – An off-white to gold coloring
Clip – A method of trimming the coat in some breeds
Coat – The hair covering of a dog; some breeds have two coats, and outer coat and undercoat; also known as a double coat. Examples of breeds with double coats include German Shepherd, Siberian Husky, Akita, etc.
Condition – The health of the dog as shown by its skin, coat, behavior, and general appearance
Crate – A container used to house and transport dogs; also called a cage or kennel
Crossbreed(Hybrid) – A dog having a sire and dam of two different breeds; cannot be registered with the AKC
Dam (bitch) – The female parent of a dog;
Dock – To shorten the tail of a dog by surgically removing the end part of the tail.
Double Coat – Having an outer weather-resistant coat and a soft, waterproof coat for warmth; see above.
Drop Ear – An ear in which the tip of the ear folds over and hangs down; not prick or erect
Entropion – A genetic disorder resulting in the upper or lower eyelid turning in
Fancier – A person who is especially interested in a particular breed or dog sport
Fawn – A red-yellow hue of brown
Feathering – A long fringe of hair on the ears, tail, legs, or body of a dog
Groom – To brush, trim, comb or otherwise make a dog’s coat neat in appearance
Heel – To command a dog to stay close by its owner’s side
Hip Dysplasia – A condition characterized by the abnormal formation of the hip joint
Inbreeding – The breeding of two closely related dogs of one breed
Kennel – A building or enclosure where dogs are kept
Litter – A group of puppies born at one time
Markings – A contrasting color or pattern on a dog’s coat
Mask – Dark shading on the dog’s foreface
Mate – To breed a dog and a bitch
Neuter – To castrate a male dog or spay a female dog
Pads – The tough, shock-absorbent skin on the bottom of a dog’s foot
Parti-Color – A coloration of a dog’s coat consisting of two or more definite, well-broken colors; one of the colors must be white
Pedigree – The written record of a dog’s genealogy going back three generations or more
Pied – A coloration on a dog consisting of patches of white and another color
Prick Ear – Ear that is carried erect, usually pointed at the tip of the ear
Puppy – A dog under 12 months of age
Purebred – A dog whose sire and dam belong to the same breed and who are of unmixed descent
Saddle – Colored markings in the shape of a saddle over the back; colors may vary
Shedding – The natural process whereby old hair falls off the dog’s body as it is replaced by new hair growth.