In order to find a reputable Morkie breeder, it is important to visit the breeder before choosing a puppy. It is not recommended to purchase a Morkie puppy without seeing it first. The American Kennel Club outlines what to look for in a responsible breeder.
A Morkie, also referred to as a Yorktese, is a hybrid of a purebred Yorkshire Terrier and a Maltese. They typically weigh between 4 and 8 pounds and have a life span between 10 and 13 years. Morkies are energetic dogs that get along with other people and pets well. Common health problems for this hybrid breed include ear, eye and oral health problems. The American Kennel Club does not recognize the Morkie as an official breed.