Morkies, a cross between the Maltese and Yorkshire Terriers, bring a delightful blend of two cherished toy breeds to Australian households. While not as old as some other breeds, only dating back to the 1990s, Morkies have quickly gained popularity for their charming appearance and affectionate nature.
The Morkie’s appearance is a testament to their mixed heritage. They are diminutive in size and often sport a silky, medium-length coat in a blend of white, black and tan. Their size makes them suitable for various living environments, including apartments.
Morkies are well-suited for families, seniors and individuals seeking a loyal and loving pet. Their adaptable nature makes them excellent choices for both urban and suburban living. Morkies have a playful and affectionate temperament, often forming strong bonds with their owners, and thrive in environments where they receive ample attention and love.
Morkies can sometimes display a touch of stubbornness, which can pose a challenge during training. Owners should be patient and consistent, and use positive reinforcement techniques to establish themselves as the leader. These small dogs also have a penchant for barking, and although this can be managed through training, it's a trait that potential owners should be aware of. Additionally, their high energy levels mean they require regular exercise and playtime to keep them content and physically fit. Providing them with a variety of activities and toys can go a long way in keeping them engaged and happy.
There are many factors that can influence the cost of pet insurance for your Morkie, including the following:
This is the most basic type of pet insurance, covering costs for accidental injuries such as car accidents, poisoning, burns, fractures, snake and spider bites, but not illnesses and other conditions.
This type of insurance provides cover for accidental injuries as well as illnesses like cancer, gastrointestinal problems and eye, ear and skin conditions, but not routine care for your pet.