Yorkie Maltese are hybrid dogs are also known as Morkies or Yorktese. They were developed by breeding a Maltese with a Yorkshire terrier, resulting in a soft coat that can grow so long it will touch the floor. These beloved small breeds typically grow to no more than 10 inches tall, so it doesn't take long for their coats to hit the ground. Your Yorkie Maltese will need to be brushed daily to keep their coat tangle-free. Yorkie Maltese dogs need to be bathed at least once a month. You can give your Morkie grooming cuts at home, or ask your groomer to give your Morkie one of the following popular cuts.
Traditional schnauzer cut hairstyle
A traditional schnauzer cut has a closely trimmed chest, back, neck, throat and ears, with long hair on the legs. The head is trimmed to a block shape with a beard and eyebrows. Your Morkie will not look like a schnauzer as they won't have the signature eyebrows and strong beard that a schnauzer has, but they will still look distinguished! The top of the head, neck, and cheeks are clipped quite short. Leave the beard area long and full to make this feature stand out. The body is cut to a short skirt that tapers at the hind legs.
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Modified schnauzer cut hairstyle
A modified schnauzer cut is easier to maintain than the full schnauzer cut. The torso and back of the Yorkie Maltese are clipped to a uniform length all the way to the tail, while the leg hair is left longer. You can modify this cut to suit your taste and decide how long you want the hair on your Morkie's stomach, legs and tail to be. The beard area should be left alone to grow long.
Teddy bear cut hairstyle
The puppy cut is used for many small breeds as it is easy to maintain and reduces grooming needs. The hair on the legs and body is trimmed to about an inch in length while the face is trimmed to a round shape. This is also known as a teddy bear cut. You can choose to have a topknot to keep the longer hair from his eyes. A topknot is the standard in the show ring for Yorkshire terriers, while the Maltese sport two topknots in the ring. Teddy bear cuts are the perfect choice for anyone working on Morkie grooming cuts at home, as they are the simplest to learn and maintain.
Westie cut hairstyle
The Westie cut has the face and head trimmed to a round shape like the puppy cut. The back and shoulders are trimmed very short while the legs, stomach, and sides have longer hair of about 2 to 3 inches. This Westie cut is trimmed to a universal length to keep grooming easy for both owners and professional groomers. It will require more trips to the groomer than the puppy cut if you want to keep the layers looking neat and tidy.
Korean cut hairstyle
The Korean cut is the most modern of Morkies haircuts styles. The torso, neck, and beard of a Morkie are trimmed short, which contrasts nicely with hair kept long on the ears. The hair is also kept long on the topknot and tail. The beard area is trimmed short and the muzzle is trimmed to a short rounded shape. The hair can be drawn up into one or two topknots. The Korean cut's distinctive style comes from how the leg hair is shaped to look like long flared boots.
These Morkie grooming cuts will give your canine companion a gorgeous, modern look.