Both Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier pooches are small dogs. In fact, they are often considered toy pooches for their small stature and low weight.
This is something they pass on to the Morkie offspring which is part of the reason why the mix is so popular. Here is more on what you can expect from the Morkie’s size and other physical features.
When fully grown, a Morkie can get as big as 6 to 8 inches in height and 4 to 8 pounds in weight. They usually get to this size between 12 to 18 months of age which is when they are considered physically mature.
These measurements make the Morkie a perfect dog for people interested in a toy dog breed to serve as a lapdog companion.
Both the Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier have a very similar appearance. They have small, round skulls with big, dark eyes and a button nose. All these features are passed down to the Morkie
The main difference when it comes to facial and skull features between the Yorkie and the Maltese is in the ears.
Yorkies have perky ears that pop up from under the thick coat while Malteses have floppy ears that often blend in with the rest of the coat. The Morkie can take after either parent in this regard.
Another similarity that the Maltese and Yorkie share is in the coat characteristics. Both have long, smooth, and usually straight coats that most Morkies take after.
However, the Yorkie parent may have slightly wavy fur which is something the Yorkie Maltese mix may take after.
The most unpredictability when it comes to aesthetics with the Morkie is in terms of coat colors. This is mostly due to the versatility seen with the Yorkie breed which can have many different coat colors.
These include black and brown or tan, golden, silver, blue, and more. Malteses on the other hand are usually plain white.