Morkie – The Maltese Yorkshire Terrier Mix

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The Maltese Yorkshire terrier breed originated from the small town of York in England. They are known as “Yorkshire” because they were originally bred there. There are many variations of the breed, but all have one thing in common: a large head with big ears and a short body with long legs. Their coat is usually white or cream colored.

The most popular color of the breed today is black.

Maltese Yorkshire Terriers are very loyal and affectionate dogs, but they do not like strangers around them. They tend to be quiet and shy at first, but once trained will become quite friendly and loving companions.

They are good watchdogs and guard their homes well. They love children and make wonderful family pets. However, they may get bored if left alone too much. If kept indoors, they require lots of exercise and mental stimulation.

They are also prone to destructive chewing habits which need to be controlled when training them to behave properly in your home environment.

Their intelligence level varies greatly between individuals; some are intelligent while others don’t even show any signs of it at all! They are great dogs for people who want to show off their “prestige pet”, but not so much for people who want a good guard dog or one that can entertain themselves.

Morkie – The Maltese Yorkshire Terrier Mix

The Morkie looks like a small white bull terrier with huge bat ears. They are generally friendly and affectionate. They are also known to be very cute, making them popular lap dogs.

The Morkie is generally friendly and affectionate towards people. They are playful and loving towards their owners, and get along well with children. However, they may develop strong opinions about what they like and dislike, so care should be taken when introducing them to new people or things. They have strong personalities for such small dogs, and because of this they do not usually get along well with other dogs.

The Morkie has a life span of between 10 to 15 years when taken care of properly. Their coat is easy to maintain and doesn’t tangle easily. Grooming needs to be done once a week at the very least.

Morkies are very intelligent little dogs, and will pick up commands and tasks quickly. They love being challenged and always want to be kept busy. If you are looking for a jogging partner or a dog to do tricks, a Morkie is not the breed for you. However, if you want a quiet companion to sit beside you on the couch while you watch TV, this is the perfect breed for you.

Morkies are prone to getting very destructive chewing habits if they are not given any proper toys or bones to chew on. They also have a tendency towards separation anxiety and will often bark or whine when left alone.

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The Morkie is generally a very healthy breed, but some health issues that affect the breed are genetic eye conditions, hip dysplasia, and obesity.

Molosser Dogs

Molosser dogs are known for their massive and muscular builds, and were originally bred to be working farm dogs, herding cattle and even protecting their owners from wild animals. They are generally very large dogs, and often have shorter coats.

Dogue De Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a Molosser breed which is a descendant from the English Mastiff and the French Bulldog. They were originally bred to hunt big game, fight in bloodsports and herd livestock. Today they are still used for protection and making them is still illegal in most countries.

The Dogue is large and muscular, with a short and thick coat. Their ears are large and fold over, and they have a very short and broad muzzle. Despite their size they are surprisingly quick. They are not as playful as most dogs, but they are very loving towards their owners and enjoy being around people.

They generally get along well with other pets in the house, but will exhibit territorial behavior if there are other dogs nearby.

The average lifespan of a Dogue De Bordeaux is around 7 to 10 years, but some have been know to live up to 14 years with good care. They are prone to a few health issues such as hip dysplasia, gastric torsion, and skin infections.

Appenzeller Sennenhund

The Appenzeller Sennenhund are working dogs that were originally bred to herd cattle and pull carts. They were originally from the Appenzell region in Switzerland, hence their name. Today they are still used for herding in their native country, but also serves as excellent guard dogs. They are large and muscular, with a distinctively rustic appearance.

The Appenzeller is a very protective, attentive and loyal dog. It has a tendency to be suspicious of people until it gets to know them, but when it does it will not leave its owner’s side. Owners need to be firm and confident with their dog, as a lack of dominance can cause the dog to be uncontrollable. It has a tendency to be aggressive towards other dogs, so it is not suited to living with other animals, but it does get along well with children when it is socialized with them from a young age.

The average lifespan of an Appenzeller is between 10 to 12 years, but some have been known to live up to 15 years under ideal conditions.

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