Have you ever heard of the Morkie Poo?
Maybe you have heard of the Morkie and thought that “Morkie Poo” was just another name. But these dogs are actually not the same breed!
Morkie Poos are a mix between the Morkie and Poodle. They are cute, playful, loving and full of joy. They are also a toy sized breed that can fit anywhere and easily adapt to your lifestyle. They will be glad to be anywhere as long as it is with you.
Best of all these dogs are hypoallergenic. This makes them a great choice for people who are allergic to dogs.
Keep on reading to learn everything you need to know about this breed. We share what they look like, how to get a puppy, and how to care for one.
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What Is A Morkie Poo?
The Morkie Poo is a new designer breed that is a mix of Yorkie, Maltese and Poodle. They are also known as a Morkie Doodle or Maltipoo Yorkie.
It can be easy to confuse them with the Morkie, but they are separate breeds. The Morkie is a mix between a Yorkie and Maltese. Morkie Poos are not the same and are bred from the Morkie and Toy Poodle.
Morkie Poos are like Morkies but they have the intelligence and curly hair of the Poodle.
Because they have Poodle genes they can inherit hypoallergenic hair and an incredibly smart brain that makes them easy to train.
They are the perfect dog for people who are looking for a cute and small best friend that is easy to take care of.
Since all three parent breeds are all incredibly small, friendly and playful, you can expect the same from your mix. It will fit right in with your family and will be your best friend. It will also be really easy for you to take him wherever you go.
If you are looking for a small, playful, and easy to take care of breed the Morkie Poo is a great match. These adorable pups will bring lots of joy to your house with their loyal heart and caring nature. You also won’t have to worry about dog allergies as they do not shed.
Each Morkie Poo is different because they are a mix of three dog breeds.
Not all pups will look alike, even within the same litter. But no matter what genes they inherit they will always be cute and fluffy little pups.
In general they are a small breed with brown eyes, black noses and floppy ears.
Depending on the genes they get they might have a thin and long muzzle like a Poodle or a shorter one like the Maltese, especially if it is a Teacup Maltese. A Morkie Poo with more of a Maltese influence also has a more domed skull.
What mostly distinguishes the Morkie Poo is their coat.
Their coat can either be tightly curled like a Poodle’s or a bit wavier, softer, and silkier like a Maltese’s or a Yorkie’s. What is especially great about their coat is that is non-shedding.
The coat can come in many different colors and patterns such as apricot, black, bi-color, brown, cream, gray, tan, tri-colored and white.
It is also possible to see them with the color patterns of a Yorkie.
Often you will see the hair around their face left long and a bit shorter on the rest of the body with a puppy or teddy haircut. These haircuts help them look like teddy bears or cute little puppies their whole life.
Morkie Poo Full Grown
Morkie Poos are small dogs that are bred to fit in small spaces or travel with you. They are highly adaptable too, so you can take them just about anywhere.
There is no real breed standard for the Morkie Poo as it is a mixed breed. But breeders tend to breed Morkie Poos that range on average from 6 to 10 inches and 4 to 12 pounds when fully grown.
Females usually grow to be about 6 to 8 inches tall and weigh between 4 and 8 pounds. They tend to be smaller than males who grow to be about 10 inches and weigh between 6 to 12 pounds.
They are very similar in size to Morkies which might be another reason why people can confuse the two breeds. Morkies are about two inches shorter than the Morkie Poo, but about the same in weight and sometimes a bit heavier.
Morkie Poo Colors
Morkie Poos have a wide range of coat colors thanks to their Poodle parent. This is also why goldendoodles can come in over 20 different colors too.
The most common colors are apricot, black, cream, tan, white and bi-color.
There are many more colors and combinations that are sure to give your pup a totally unique appearance:
|Apricot||They have a solid coat that is bright orange to red. They have dark brown eyes and black noses that stand out from their reddish hair. These dogs can also have patches of color like white, black, and brown on their coat.|
|Black||They have a solid coat that is entirely black. Their frizzy or wavy coats should not have any other colors to be a pure black. Some Morkie Poos can have black and one or more color, but these dogs are classified as bi or tri-color.|
|Gray||They have a coat color that will almost look like ash. Their color comes from a diluted black coat. If they have more of a blueish tinge, then they are actually considered blue which is a rarer color.|
|Brown||Brown is one of the rarer Morkie Poo colors because it is recessive. The brown color can range from a light chestnut to a dark and rich chocolate. You can also find them with a mix of brown, tan and black because of the Yorkie parent.|
|Cream||They inherit their cream coat from the Poodle. They are a light champagne color that can seem almost white. Some can have white hairs, but they are not truly white.|
|White||White is a common color for the Morkie Poo since it can be inherited from both the Poodle and Maltese. Pure whites will have a coat that is as white as snow. They can also have a bit of lemon coloring which they get from the Maltese.|
|Tan||Tan Morkie Poos might look like cream, but the tan color is much more yellow and brownish.|
|Bi-color||These dogs have two colors on their coats. Some of the most common color combinations include: black and white, tan and white, brown and black, tan and black and cream and white.|
|Tri-color||Morkie Poos with three colors are called tri-color.|
Are Morkie Poos Hypoallergenic?
A Morkie Poo will always be hypoallergenic because all of its parents are hypoallergenic.
Morkie Poos just might be the perfect companion for people who are allergic to dogs. There is no need to worry about sneezing or allergies with this mix.
Hypoallergenic does not mean that they do not shed at all, but they are low-shedding. Their hair gets stuck and caught in their coat so they need regular grooming. It is important to remove all of those dead hairs to keep their coat healthy.
Morkie Poo Temperament
Though small and cute Morkie Poos have big personalities! They are fluff balls of love and affection. Imagine combining the playfulness and energy of not just two breeds, but three.
Morkie Poos want to spend every moment they can with you. This is true whether you are at home relaxing, playing out in the park, or going you on your next vacation. Unfortunately this also means that they might be a bit clingy and can develop separation anxiety if you leave them alone for too long.
You will have so many laughs with your Morkie Poo, but if you don’t give them what they want then they might just bark at you with a bossy attitude. This same bossy attitude can make them quite protective of their family.
Protectiveness is a trait that they get from both the Yorkie and Poodle. They will often bark at anyone who looks suspicious. To stop their barking and yapping it is important you train your pup from a young age.
You do not want your dog to think it is the boss of the house who can just stubbornly bark whenever it wants. You also do not want them to be overprotective and wary of strangers.
Morkie Poos just want to be the center of attention no matter where they go. They are the biggest socialites when it comes to people, but with other dogs they can be a bit distant.
In their minds they are royalty. If you end-up bringing this pup home, they prefer to be the only dog in the house. They are known to get jealous if you give your attention to other dogs, but this should be no surprise considering their feisty parents.
Morkie Poos might not get along with other dogs, but they are wonderful family pets. They are incredible with children and always want to play and lick their faces. There will never be a boring moment in the house because of their lively energy.
Morkie Poos are tiny dogs so they do not need a lot of food. How much you feed your pup should depend on its age and energy levels. They are very energetic, but you cannot feed them the same way you would feed a 60 pound Golden Retriever!
In general full grown Morkie Poos will need about 1/2 to 1 cup of kibble each day.
You should also feed your pup frequently and in small portions. Try feeding 1/4 cup of kibble four times a day rather than one big meal each morning.
They are prone to becoming hypoglycemic because of their small size and huge energy bursts. By feeding them frequent small portions you can avoid their blood sugar becoming too low.
One of the things that people love most about Morkie Poos is their smarts.
Poodles are one of the smartest dogs in the world. So being half Poodle makes Morkie Poos really smart. This means that they can learn most tricks and commands right away.
With consistent training your pup will soon be house-trained! Just make sure to use positive reinforcement dog training. Give them a treat every time they do something right and never scold them if they do something wrong. You want their respect, not fear.
Unfortunately they can be a bit stubborn and often they just don’t want to listen. This is a trait they get from the Yorkie. Because of this you should always keep training sessions fun and interesting.
They can act pretty excited and playful in the house, but all of that energy is drained pretty quickly. At most your Morkie Poo will need 30 minutes a day of exercise that you can spend on a walk around the neighborhood or playing in the living room.
Their energy might not seem as overwhelming as a large breed, but some Morkie Poos have a lot of energy in them. They come from a lineage of active dogs like the water retrieving Poodle and the Yorkshire Terrier.
The Morkie Poo needs to be groomed frequently regardless of whether they have silky hair or curly coats like the Poodle. Their coat needs regular maintenance to keep it from getting tangled and matted.
Generally the parent breeds of this mix are brushed daily and your Morkie Poo is no different. Daily brushing will ensure that your dog’s coat is healthy and knot free.
How often you take your Morkie Poo to a professional groomer will depend on the kind of haircut you get. A good rule of thumb is one visit every six weeks. In between grooming appointments you should be trimming their nails, brushing their teeth, and cleaning their ears.
Nails trims can happen every two weeks, teeth should be brushed daily and their ears should be checked weekly.
The Morkie Poo is very hardy, healthy and can live for 10 to 13 years on average.
As a mixed breed it tends to be healthier than its purebred parents because it has what is called ‘hybrid vigor’. Mixed dogs are less likely to get heritable diseases because they would need to inherit one copy of the same gene from at least two of the three parent breeds.
The Morkie Poo is a small dog so you should be wary of patella luxation and dental diseases like periodontal disease. Patella luxation is a condition where the patella often displaces from its proper place and causes a limp or bunny hop. It is common in all three parent breeds and can happen in this mix.
Toy breeds are also susceptible to hypoglycemia. This is the main reason why you need to make sure you are always feeding the appropriate amount of food in small but regular quantities.
Other conditions to be aware of include eye issues like glaucoma and heart conditions like patent ductus arteriosus.
Getting A Morkie Poo Puppy
Morkie Poo puppies are not as common as the Morkie or Maltipoo.
You will not find breeders or puppies registered with the American Kennel Club or on their marketplace as they are a mixed breed.
They are not even registered in any mixed breed or designer kennel clubs yet.
You can find reputable Morkie Poo breeders, it will just take lots of time and research than finding a Maltipoo breeder. Most breeders will probably also sell Morkie puppies.
It is really important when you are searching for your pup that you do not get it from a puppy mill or backyard breeder. These kinds of breeders sell their puppies at a cheaper price but aren’t really concerned with selling a healthy dog.
A reputable breeder will get the parents tested and can show you their medical history so you know that the puppy will be healthy. If not, your Morkie Poo could inherit diseases like glaucoma and aortic stenosis.
When you are looking into a breeder they should allow you to see the mother and puppies.
Make sure to ask them all about the parents and their medical records. A healthy pup after eight weeks should be excited to see you as they quickly warm up to people and love attention. If you see a puppy that doesn’t want to get into your arms, there might be a health problem or behavioral issue.
A Morkie Poo puppy from a reputable breeder will cost between $1,000 and $1,750. They cost just about the same as a Morkie, but are cheaper than a Maltipoo which can run up to $2,500.
Morkie Poo Characteristics
- Parents: Morkie and Poodle
- Size: 6 to 10 inches
- Weight: 4 to 12 pounds
- Coat: Silky, curly or wavy
- Hypoallergenic: Yes
- Colors: Apricot, black, cream, tan, white and bi-color
- Temperament: Playful, loving and full of joy
- Family Friendly: Yes
- Feeding: 1/4 cup of kibble four times a day
- Training: Keep training sessions fun and interesting
- Walking: 30 minutes a day
- Grooming: Daily brushing
- Lifespan: 10 to 13 years on average
- Health: Patella luxation, dental diseases, hypoglycemia, glaucoma and heart issues
- Price: $1,000 and $1,750
Morkie Poos are incredibly sweet, loving and playful dogs that will dig their way into your heart and family’s home. They are a great choice for families with small children because of their size and personality.
You can expect your pup to grow between 6 and 10 inches and weigh 4 to 12 pounds.
Every Morkie Poo is unique, but they will always be a small fluff ball of either curly or wavy hair. Their coat also has a wide variety of colors or patterns which adds to their individuality. The most popular colors are apricot, black, cream, tan, white and bi-color.
Once you see a Morkie Poo you will instantly fall in love. When you bring it home you will know that you made the right choice!
These adorable dogs are a great choice for first time owners and people with allergies because of how easy they are to train and their hypoallergenic coat. Caring for a Morkie Poo is really easy, but it is important that you remain consistent with their diet and grooming.
One thing most owners love is that this mix always wants to play, but they will tire out very easily. They can provide enough entertainment for the kids without having to calm them down when playtime is over or take them on a long walk.
If you need a dog that is kid-friendly, allergy-friendly and that you can take anywhere with you, the Morkie Poo will fit just perfectly. Let us know why you love them in the comments below.