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Old 11-09-2008, 07:40 AM   #1
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Hello everyone! I'm new! I'm about to get a 4 month old Morkie. Does anyone know about when they stop groing and about on average how big they get? Thanks so much for your help! Any advice would be great!
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Usually with small breeds, around 6-7 mos they pretty much quit growing...can't wait to see pictures of your baby
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Welcome! Glad to have you here!

Not sure when those pups stop growing. I think by 10 months or so, but not for sure. I know at a certain age (8 wks?) you double or triple the weight and that should be their adult weight.

Someone will know for sure.
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She said he is 4 months and 4-5 lbs.
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Hello everyone! I'm new! I'm about to get a 4 month old Morkie. Does anyone know about when they stop groing and about on average how big they get? Thanks so much for your help! Any advice would be great!
They aren't a breed they are a mix. Therefore they can end up anywhere from small ie 5lbs to larger such as 15 or 20 lbs. There is no prediction really of what she will look like. you will know size and what you have at about a year of age.
Size and look of parents is not an indicator as you know nothing about the grandparents etc.
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She said he is 4 months and 4-5 lbs.
at 4 mos. and not knowing if he's 4 or 5 lbs, then that 1 lb can make a big difference at his adult weight. If's hes 4 lbs now then he'll weigh less when he's full grown, compared to if he's 5 lbs now. Most of mine have quit growing right around 6 mos. maybe put on another 1/2 lb. but, that's been about it..except one yorkie that kept growing and growing..she was to be 4 lbs and ended up almost 14
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at 4 mos. and not knowing if he's 4 or 5 lbs, then that 1 lb can make a big difference at his adult weight. If's hes 4 lbs now then he'll weigh less when he's full grown, compared to if he's 5 lbs now. Most of mine have quit growing right around 6 mos. maybe put on another 1/2 lb. but, that's been about it..except one yorkie that kept growing and growing..she was to be 4 lbs and ended up almost 14
Here is a picture I got!
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at 4 mos. and not knowing if he's 4 or 5 lbs, then that 1 lb can make a big difference at his adult weight. If's hes 4 lbs now then he'll weigh less when he's full grown, compared to if he's 5 lbs now. Most of mine have quit growing right around 6 mos. maybe put on another 1/2 lb. but, that's been about it..except one yorkie that kept growing and growing..she was to be 4 lbs and ended up almost 14
Very curious as to who the breeder would be that sold a yorkie saying it would be 4 lbs and grew to be 14 lbs. You have to realize there are breeders and then there are breeders.
Buying at Walmart is not going to get you Liz Claiborne quality.
Visit the website of any reputable show breeder who has been around a very long time and is well known you will see a certain type in their dogs and even the quality of the ones they sell for pets is awesome.
I groomed a purebred registered Sheltie and a purebred registered Papillon in the last couple of days, both purchased for pet from excellent show breeders. The quality of both of these was lovely and so nice to work on for pet grooming.
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What a cute morkie. I also have a morkie, she weights about 6.4 lbs. She is 10 months old.
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Lordy, we have 7 morkies in our family, the largest one is around 14 lbs, the other ones are all under 8 pounds. he is a doll baby.
Someone asked about the breeder I bought my teapot from... she was normal size when she was little, but, kept growing..she probably should have been around 4 lbs. It's called throw back, remember, years ago, these dogs were bred to be around 14 or more pounds..
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Hello everyone! I'm new! I'm about to get a 4 month old Morkie. Does anyone know about when they stop groing and about on average how big they get? Thanks so much for your help! Any advice would be great!


I have a yorkie and a morkie. they seem to be about the same when it comes to all that. he is about 7 months now and i think is finally done growing. he is about 7 pounds as is my yorkie, although they look different sizes because of their body build.

maltese average 6-12 pounds i what i am told
yorkie average 7 pounds so mine both ended up at 7 pounds.

the mix seems a little tinier but he has shorter legs and is more "stalky" and my yorkie has longer legs and leaner.\
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He is just adorable, and you are so lucky to be getting him. Did you see the mom and dad or know any history of previous litters? That would help, but not be a guaranty of size. Just as with Yorkies, they can have growth spurts at different ages, but many slow down around 6-8 months.

I have a Morkie, Meika, who is 5 months old and weighs 6 lbs. Her mom is 6# and dad is 4# and pups from the 2 previous litters were said to be between 4-6#. Her color is more redish brown, which I see less often. I also have a Yorkie that is 7 months, and 7#, and like the previous poster said the Morkie is shorter and stalkier.

There are lots of Morkies here on Yorkie Talk. They are wonderful furbabies, just as their originating Yorkies and Maltese.

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FYI Actually this is their standard

Weight under 7 pounds, with from 4 to 6 pounds preferred.

Very much the size of yorkies. For them to be bigger is just out of their standard like bigger yorkies.

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