Playful. Affectionate.

Sometimes called a Malkie, Malki, Maltiyork, Yoriemalt, Yortese, or Yorktese, the Morkie is a cross between the Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier, both toy breeds. Morkies are small dogs with a distinct look and a quirky character. Because it’s so affectionate, playful, and portable, the Morkie has a reputation as an excellent companion and lap dog. That said, they can be a little prickly with strangers, small children, other dogs, and other pets. Early socialization can help you ease interactions with both people and pets.

At Happytail Puppies, we emphasize the happiness and health of our pups. Our puppies are raised in a loving environment to ensure that they are well-socialized and prepared to bring joy to their new families. Our puppies stay updated about the vaccinations, a health guarantee to make them settle into their new homes. Never miss out on the chance to welcome one of these precious, adorable pups into your life. Contact Happytail Puppies today to find your forever friend.



Loving & High-spirited
Big personalities in little packages, Morkies crave constant attention and are extremely affectionate with their family members.

At their best, they are playful, high-spirited, and fun-loving. Without training and socialization, however, they can develop the undesirable qualities of Small Dog Syndrome, becoming demanding, yappy, and neurotic.

They are known to be smart but stubborn, so they’ll need your patience and early training with positive reinforcement.

Even with training, it’s tough to break a Morkie of their watchdog tendencies, and they will alert you to any dangers they perceive (even if there aren’t any!).


Scruffy & Silky
Morkies have cocked or pricked ears, dark brown eyes that look like marbles under pronounced eyebrows, and a short, mustachioed muzzle ending with a black nose. Their stance is square, their back even, and their tails are often docked to medium length.

Their coats are long, straight, silky, and somewhat limited in color:
  • Black
  • White
  • Silver
  • Fawn

They are very small, ranging from 6 to 8 inches in height and 4 to 8 pounds in weight. For this reason, they may not be a good fit for families with young children.


Medium Activity
Morkies are low- to medium-energy dogs and typically don’t need much more than a little playtime and a good daily walk to keep them happy. This is especially true if your Morkie follows you around and/or has some space to roam around.

Ensuring your Morkie is mentally stimulated will help you control any unwanted behaviors. Teaching them tricks and playing games can go a long way towards good mental health for both you and your dog.

We recommend about 30 to 45 minutes of moderate activity a day and around 5 or 6 miles of walking per week.
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The Unique Tale Of Teacup Morkie Puppy

Teacup Morkie is a modern designer breed that results from the crossing of the Maltese and a Yorkshire Terrier. Although it is a new breed, its parent breeds have long and storied histories.

• History Of The Maltese

As named by the Romans after an island, Malta, where the Maltese dogs are indigenous, boasting an ancient lineage. It is the ideal blend of Spaniel and Bichon known by several names over the centuries, including the Roman Ladies Dag, the Comforter, the Maltese Lion Dog, and the Spaniel Gentle. The Maltese were historically believed to possess strong healing powers for comforting the sick, as they were gentle, affectionate, and often fearless. They enjoyed the favor among the European aristocracy and appeared across art and literature. They arrived in the United States in the 1700s with Maltese quickly becoming the beloved companion dogs.

• History Of The Yorkshire Terrier

Originating from Yorkshire in England, the Yorkshire Terrier has a rich history intertwined with the Industrial Revolution. Scottish immigrants brought with them the now-extinct Old English Toy and Waterside Terriers, which were skilled at hunting rodents. These breeds contributed to the overall development of the Yorkshire Terrier. The breed rose to fame for its affectionate personality and showmanship after being recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885.

• The Emergence of the Teacup Morkie

The Teacup Morkie embodies the best of both worlds as it combines the gentle nature of Maltese and the spirited charm of a Yorkshire Terrier. The lineage is rich with its nobility, affection, and companionship, making it the cherished pet for modern families, although it does not possess a long history.

Understanding The Health Of Teacup Morkie Puppies

Teacup Morkie puppies, like the different breeds, have distinctive health concerns, with the potential owners showing awareness of ensuring their well-being. Knowledge about the health issues can offer the best care for your Teacup Morkie.

Major Health Concerns

  • Portacaval Shunt: This congenital condition affects blood flow between the liver and the body, leading to toxin buildup in the bloodstream.
  • Tracheal Collapse: Common in small breeds, this condition causes the trachea to weaken and collapse, leading to breathing difficulties.
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA): A heart defect present at birth where a blood vessel fails to close, affecting normal blood flow.
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease: This orthopedic condition affects the hip joint, leading to pain and mobility issues.
  • Obesity: Due to their small size, Teacup Morkies are prone to obesity, which can exacerbate other health issues.

Minor Health Concerns

  • Patellar Luxation: This condition occurs when the kneecap dislocates or moves out of its normal position, causing pain and lameness.
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism: A condition where one or both testicles fail to descend, which can lead to complications if not addressed.
  • Hydrocephalus: Also known as "water on the brain," this condition involves an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain.
  • Dental Disease: Small breeds are particularly prone to dental issues, requiring regular dental care to prevent severe problems.
  • Portosystemic Shunt: Similar to the portacaval shunt, this liver condition affects the blood flow and can lead to toxin buildup.
  • Shaker Dog Syndrome: This condition causes tremors and affects the nervous system, often seen in small breeds.

Nurturing Teacup Morkie Puppies

Maintaining a Teacup Morkie puppy involves regular grooming and consistent training.

• Grooming Needs

Teacup Morkies need daily brushing to prevent matting and tangling with their silky and long coat. Taking semi-regular baths is generally required when the coat becomes visibly dirty. Brush your puppy thoroughly before bathing to remove tangles. Using light conditioner during bath times can make your coat manageable. Gently blow or towel dry on low heat to ensure complete dryness and a shinier coat. Teeth brushing, regular ear cleaning, and nail clipping are essential for overall comfort and health.

• Training Essentials

Teacup Morkie puppies are eager to please and intelligent, making training easier for them. Our training packages can also help you learn the basic commands of sit, come, and stay using treats and praise. Early socialization with people, places, and other animals is important. Consistency is the key here, with frequent training sessions being effective. Start potty training early with regular bathroom breaks and a consistent routine.

How Big Do Teacup Morkies Puppies Get?

Teacup Morkies generally weigh 3 to 5 pounds and are about 6 to 8 inches in height. They are smaller versions of the standard Morkie, which is a blend of a Maltese and a Yorkshire Terrier.

Is Teacup Morkie Better Than Yorkie Poo Puppies?

It depends on your personal choices whether a Teacup Morkie is better than a Yorkie Poo. Teacup Morkies are the smaller and have a Maltese-Yorkie mix, while Yorkie Poos are a cross between a Poodle and a Yorkshire Terrier that results in a bit bigger size and varied coat type.

Are Teacup Morkie Puppies Good with Children And Other Pets?

The Teacup Morkie Puppies are good with children and other pets if they are socialized property at a young age. But, due to their smaller size, supervision is required ensuring that they are not accidentally injured while playing mainly with younger kids or bigger animals.

Do Teacup Morkie Puppies Shed A Lot?

Teacup Morkie puppies hardly shed. They inherit their low-shedding qualities from their Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier Parents. Regular brushing and grooming can help to keep their coat healthy while reducing shedding, making them the best option for people with allergies.

How Long Do Teacup Morkies Live?

Teacup Morkies live between 10 to 15 years, depending on their overall health, genetics, and care. Proper nutrition, regular vet check-ups, and a loving environment contribute to a longer, healthier life for these small, affectionate dogs.


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