If your Morkie is a puppy, you might wonder how much he’ll weigh when he’s full-grown. Conversely, if your adult Morkie weighs more than expected or less than the recommended free-weight range for his size, you should consult your veterinarian to see why this may be happening and what can be done. The nutrition of your Morkie is vital so we recommend you read our best dog food for Morkies guide.
Your Morkie will likely be a combination of those two breeds, and they are about the same size.
While Maltese dogs are known to be small in stature, Yorkshire Terriers are usually shorter and stocky.
There should be an increase in production of high-quality breeding from the specimens exhibiting these two traits:
- Morkies are typically between 4 and 8 pounds (1.8 k to 3.6 kilograms)
A lot of professional judges and dog handlers prefer a 5-6 pound Morkie, although 8 pounds can be perfectly acceptable.
However, what judges and dog professionals in general don’t like is an incredibly small dog.
How To Tell If Your Morkie Is Overweight or Underweight
- Can you feel your Morkies ribs easily or is there a lot of fat around the ribs.
- When viewed from the side, does there seem to be an abdominal tuck starting from the base of your ribs?
- The tail base is thick.
- From overhead, is she at a low weight?
- The percentage of weight from waist up to thighs is greater than the percentage from waist down to heels. (overweight indicator)
- Is your dog slow to get up or move around?
- Does your Morkie tire easily, even with low-impact activities?