Whether you’re thinking about expanding your family with the adorable Morkiepoo or already have one of these precious puppies at home, you probably want to learn all about the Morkiepoo size and growth patterns. After all, tracking your puppy’s growth from their very first months up until adulthood is key to ensuring they’re growing at a healthy and optimal rate. This will also help you understand how to approach your new pup’s diet, daily exercise, and even their living arrangements.
In addition to discussing the Morkiepoo’s estimated adult size, we’ve also prepared for you our interactive Morkiepoo weight calculator that’s going to help you track your puppy’s growth and predict your Morkiepoo’s full-grown size. So, let’s get into it!
Table of Contents
- Morkiepoo Size: Intro
- Morkiepoo Size Predictions: How Big Does A Morkiepoo Get?
- Are There Different Sizes Of Morkiepoo?
- Morkiepoo Size Chart & Growth Patterns
- Morkiepoo Size: FAQ
- Morkiepoo Size: Final Thoughts
Morkiepoo Size: Intro
The Morkiepoo is a triple hybrid cross consisting of three of the most adorable small-sized breeds – the Maltese, Yorkshire Terrier, and Poodle. Because this Poodle mix is made up of three different purebreds, there are numerous ways to achieve a litter of Morkiepoos. But most commonly, the Maltese-Yorkshire Terrier-Poodle mix is created by crossing a Morkie to a Poodle.
In fact, the Morkie is a popular hybrid cross in its own right, having the Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier as its parents. When crossing a Morkie with a Poodle, we get a triple crossbreed that’s roughly ¼ Maltese, ¼ Yorkshire Terrier, and ½ Poodle.
Like with any other crossbreed, the Morkiepoo combines the best traits from its purebred parents. They’re highly intelligent like the Poodle, courageous and feisty like the Yorkshire Terrier, and sweet-natured like the Maltese.
It’s no surprise why this amazing crossbreed has become so increasingly popular in recent years. But the downside of hybrid crosses is that it can be difficult to predict the outcome. There are so many variables to take into consideration!
Morkiepoo Size Predictions: How Big Does A Morkiepoo Get?
The Morkiepoo is a toy-sized breed with its weight ranging between 4 and 13 pounds as an adult. They usually have a height of around 7 to 10 inches when measured at the shoulder.
|Full-Grown Morkiepoo Size|
|When Full-Grown?||7.5-11 months|
*A dog’s height is measured from its withers, which is the highest part of its shoulder blades.
As with any other hybrid cross, the size of a Morkiepoo is largely influenced by the size of its parents. By the AKC standards, both the purebred Maltese and Yorkie should weigh below 7 pounds as adults. However, many purebreds who don’t compete in the show ring can actually weigh a few pounds over that limit. Based on that information, we know that the crossbreed called Morkie can weigh around 4 to 13 pounds once fully grown.
Due to the Morkie’s small size, they’re usually crossed with the smallest variation of the Poodle – the Toy Poodle. These tiny pups weigh only between 4 to 12 pounds as adults, and their height usually stays below 10 inches.
Are There Different Sizes Of Morkiepoo?
Many Poodle mixes come in multiple size categories, especially if those two purebred parents, one being the Poodle, are very different in size. However, as the Morkiepoo’s heritage consists of purebreds that are all very similar in size, their Morkiepoo offspring also tend to come in that similar pocket-sized package.
Still, there are some factors that can influence a Morkiepoo’s size, including the size of their parents, their genetic makeup, and generation. Of course, their diet and exercise can also play a role here. But as long as you’re feeding your pup the right amount of food according to their life stage and size, your puppy should grow at an optimal rate.
Additionally, if you’re planning to adopt your Morkiepoo puppy from a reputable breeder, be sure to inquire about the average size of their puppies. Although ethical breeders will never guarantee the exact size of their pups, they do have pretty good estimates based on their previous litters. So, if that’s something that can make or break the deal for you, don’t forget to do your research beforehand.
How Generation Can Affect Your Morkiepoo’s Size
Crossbreeds like the Morkiepoo, Maltipoo, Yorkiepoo, and even the Morkie can be produced in numerous ways. This is why we have the term ‘generations’ in use with Poodle mixes and other hybrid crosses.
If you’re not exactly well-versed in this area, hearing about F1, F1b, and F2 Doodles can get very confusing. Simply put, a crossbreed’s generation essentially tells us how a litter of puppies was bred. It also helps us gain a better understanding of their potential traits.
For those usual Poodle mixes like the Maltipoo or Yorkiepoo, we start with F1, or first-generation Doodles that are created by using their two purebred parents. Then there are backcross generations that we can achieve when crossing that said Doodle back to a Poodle.
However, with the Morkiepoo, we have to keep in mind that these pups are always at least second-generation dogs or later. That’s because the Morkie is already a hybrid cross.
|1st Parent||2nd Parent||% Maltese*||% Yorkshire Terrier*||% Poodle*|
|F2 Morkiepoo (second-generation)||F1 Morkie||Poodle||25%||25%||50%|
|F2B Morkiepoo (second-generation backcross)||F2 Morkiepoo||Poodle||12.5%||12.5%||75%|
|F3 / Multigen Morkiepoo||F2 Morkiepoo or higher||F2 Morkiepoo or higher||Varies||Varies||Varies|
*These are generic calculations only – genetics are rarely mathematically accurate.
As we can learn from the chart above, a Morkiepoo’s generation can very much influence their size as well as their overall personality and physical traits. For instance, with roughly 75% of their genetics coming from the Poodle, F2b Morkiepoos likely inherit most of their characteristics, including their size, from the Poodle’s side of their lineage.
While there can be a significant difference between male and female dogs in certain purebreds and Poodle mixes, that’s usually not the case with smaller dogs like the Morkiepoo. It’s true that in large and giant-sized breeds males tend to be quite a bit heavier and taller than females. But the smaller the dogs get, the harder it is to distinguish males and females only based on their size.
Morkiepoo Size Chart & Growth Patterns
All dogs, including the Morkiepoo, follow similar growth patterns in puppyhood. Of course, their growth rates do tend to vary based on their breed and estimated adult size. For example, larger breeds experience faster growth rates, but they also finish growing much later than smaller-sized breeds.
Tip for predicting your Morkiepoo’s full-grown size: Check out our interactive Doodle Weight Calculator that will predict your Morkiepoo’s adult weight. To reveal the results, simply enter your Doodle’s type, estimated adult size, current weight in pounds, and current age in weeks!
We can usually expect a Morkiepoo to grow the fastest in the first 50% of their full adult weight. This often correlates to the first 6 months of a puppy’s life. However, as Morkiepoos are quite small in size, they tend to reach this milestone a fair bit sooner than that.
After reaching that 50% of their full weight, a Morkiepoo’s growth will start to gradually slow down over time. In addition to that, dogs usually finish growing in height before they finish growing in weight.
As the Morkiepoo is considered a toy-sized breed, we can expect them to reach half their adult weight at around 3.5 months of age. They will then plateau at their full adult weight between 7.5 and 11 months old.
You can also use this simple formula designed for toy-sized breeds to calculate your Morkiepoo’s estimated adult weight:
Morkiepoo Size: FAQ
A full-grown Morkiepoo can weigh between 4 and 13 pounds with its average height ranging between 7 and 10 inches. As both the purebred Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier, as well as their Morkie offspring are all toy-sized dogs, the Morkiepoo is almost always created by crossing a Morkie with a Toy Poodle.
The Morkiepoo technically comes in just one size category as opposed to many other Poodle mixes that can come in Standard, Mini, and Toy sizes, for example. However, it’s not uncommon for some breeders to say that they specialize in Mini Morkiepoos, when in reality they simply mean that their Morkiepoos fall on the smaller end of the scale, weighing between 4 and 7 pounds as adults.
Morkiepoo Size: Final Thoughts
In conclusion, understanding your Morkiepoo’s size and growth patterns is essential for numerous reasons. Starting from your pal’s daily diet and exercise to even considering how much space they’ll need when they grow up. And even though Morkiepoos are always small-sized pups, knowing what to expect throughout the next months and years with your four-legged family member will help you ensure that your Morkiepoo lives a healthy and happy life – just like they deserve to.
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