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Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie Comparison - Dog breed selector: Maltepoo or Yorkie or Cross between the Maltese and the Yorkshire Terrier.? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie" Compare Maltipoo and Yorkshire Terrier. Which is better: Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie?
Name Maltipoo Yorkshire Terrier Morkie
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Maltepoo, Maltapoo, Moodle, Malt-A-Poo, Multapoo, Multipoo, Malte-Poo, Maltapoo, Multapoo, Multi-Poo, Maltese-Poodle, Malt-oodles, MaltiPoodle, mPoo Yorkie Cross between the Maltese and the Yorkshire Terrier.
Morkshire Terrier
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie breed type comparison:
Cross Breed Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy Terriers section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
Continental Kennel Club
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
National Maltipoo Club
Maltipoo Club of America
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Not recognized by any clubs.
Price
Which is cheaper, Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie? Which is more expensive?
$400-$2000 $600-$1000 800-1200
Availability
Frequent
Very frequent
Average

Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie? Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie size comparison:
Small
Medium
Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie weight comparison:
5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg) 2-3 kg (4-7 pounds) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
12.5 pounds (5,5 kg) 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) 10 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie? Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie height comparison:
10-13 inches (25-33 cm) 20-23 cm (8-9 inches) 5-9 inches (13-23 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
11.5 inches (27 cm) 21.5 cm (8.5 inches) 7 inches (18 cm)

Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie coat comparison:
Fluffy
Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Fine Long
Luxurious
Fluffy
Soft
Colors
What are the original Maltipoo, Yorkshire Terrier and Morkie color?
Almost all colors
Apricot
Gold
White
Grey
Cream
Black
Gold
Blue
Tan
Black
Black
Brown
White
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie? Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie grooming comparison:
Average: The Maltipoo requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Morkie requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie? Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or {name3 shedding:
Maltipoos shed none to minimal.
Yorkshire Terriers shed none to minimal.
Morkies shed none to minimal.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie?
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
3-4 weeks
More often than average.

Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie? Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Intelligent
Affectionate
Funny
Obedient
Companionable
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Courageous
Independent
Loyal
Energetic
Funny
Lovable
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie intelligence:
Smart: Maltipoo's has great intelligence.
Smart: Yorkshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
Smart: Morkie's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie trainability comparison.
Maltipoos are easy to train.
Yorkshire Terriers are quite easy to train.
Morkies are easy to train.
Playfulness
Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie playfulness comparison:
The Maltipoo is a playful breed.
Yorkshire Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Morkie is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Yorkshire Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Morkies have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie?
Maltipoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Yorkshire Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Morkies are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie social needs comparison:
Maltipoos are a social breed.
Yorkshire Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Morkies are a social breed.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie?
Nagyon sokat: Maltipoo kimondottan hangos fajta.
Nagyon sokat: Yorkshire Terrier kimondottan hangos fajta.
Nagyon sokat: Morkie kimondottan hangos fajta.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie?
Maltipoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are good watchdogs.
Morkies are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Maltipoos are average defenders.
Yorkshire Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Morkies are average defenders.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Yorkshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Morkie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie?
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie mouthiness comparison:
Maltipoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Yorkshire Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Morkies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Wanderlust potential of the Maltipoo is strong enough to escape from home.
Yorkshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Morkies tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Maltipoos have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Yorkshire Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Morkies have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Maltipoo fajta.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Yorkshire Terrier fajta.
Nem a legjobb választás Morkie, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Morkie tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Maltipoos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Yorkshire Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Morkies adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie?
Maltipoos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Yorkshire Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Morkies do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie? Which dog is more friendly?
Maltipoos are stranger friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Morkies are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie?
Maltipoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Morkies are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie?
Maltipoos are cat-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Morkies are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie?
Maltipoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Morkies are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie?
No
Maltipoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Yorkshire Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Morkies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie? Which is better for autism?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Maltipoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Yorkshire Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Morkie is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Maltipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Yorkshire Terriers are not recommended for elderly people.
Morkies are commonly okay with elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie?
Not really
Maltipoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Yorkshire Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Morkie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Maltipoos are usually friendly towards other pets.
Yorkshire Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Morkies do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie health comparison. Which is the healthier: Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie?
Maltipoos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Yorkshire Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
Morkies are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie health problems comparison:
White Dog Shaker Syndrome
Epilepsy
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Legg-perthes Disease
Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Reverse Sneezing
Collapsed Trachea
Dental Problems
Hernia
Reverse Sneezing
Glaucoma
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The Maltipoo should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Rare
The Yorkshire Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Morkie should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie lifespan comparison. How long do Maltipoo, Yorkshire Terrier and Morkie breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-13 years 12-16 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie? Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie energy level comparison:
Maltipoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Yorkshire Terriers are high energy dogs.
Morkies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Maltipoos have an average exercise need.
Yorkshire Terriers exercise need is very minimal.
Morkies need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie?
Maltipoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Yorkshire Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Morkies are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Maltipoo or Yorkshire Terrier or Morkie?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie weight gain potential comparison:
Low to Average.
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Morkie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie?
Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Yorkshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Morkie has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Maltipoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Morkie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Maltipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Morkie Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size
How many puppies can Maltipoo and Yorkshire Terrier and Morkie have?
4-6 puppies 4-6 puppies 3-5 puppies

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