About the Yorkie Breed

Beneath the dainty, glossy, floor-length coat of a Yorkshire Terrier beats the heart of a feisty, old-time terrier. Yorkies earned their living as ratters in mines and mills long before they became the beribboned lapdogs of Victorian ladies. The Yorkshire Terrier is a compact, toy-size terrier of no more than seven pounds whose crowning glory is a floor-length, silky coat of steel blue and a rich golden tan. Don’t let the Yorkie’s daintiness fool you. Tenacious, feisty, brave, and sometimes bossy, the Yorkie exhibits all the traits of a true terrier. Often named the most popular dog breed in various American cities, Yorkies pack lots of big-town attitude into a small but self-important package. They are favorites of urbanites the world over. Yorkies are long-lived and hypoallergenic (the coat is more like human hair than animal fur), and they make fine little watchdogs. This is a true ‘personality breed,’ providing years of laughs, love, and close companionship.

A Brief History of Morkies
If there’s one thing that’s certain about Morkies, it’s that they’re really stinking cute. A Morkie is a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Maltese. Out of 194 ranked breeds, the Yorkshire terrier ranks as the 9th most popular and the Maltese ranks as the 33rd most popular. Naturally, the hybrid they create — the Morkie — is super popular too! Although Morkies aren’t recognized as an official breed by the American Kennel Club, there’s no doubt that Morkie enthusiasts will continue to campaign to change that. But how exactly did Morkies come to be and what exactly do they act like? Let’s break it down.