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I am getting a Morkie that is right now 16 weeks and weighs 2.2 lbs what would be the approx. adult weight. The breeder told me 3 1/2 to 4 lbs. Does anyone know or can point to where I can find it?
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I have no knowledge about this breed, but my quick google search suggests an adult morkie should weigh 4+ pounds. I've included a small chunk of the information from the articles I found and underlined the paragraph is the link to the source. I'd call a local vet just to be sure if I were you.

The Morkie usually weighs between 4 and 8 pounds and is generally 6 to 8 inches tall at the withers. The big difference in potential size depends on which breed your Morkie puppy takes up after- Maltese or Yorkshire Terrier. Either way, this is a very small dog. Only their personality is large and trust us, that’ll do!

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Full grown Yorkies, Morkies and Maltese that are less than 4 pounds have lots of problems right from birth. These include:

    1. More health problems. They are more sensitive to potential hazards around the house than ‘full size’ dogs of the same breed. A jump from the couch can break a leg and they can have chronic diarrhea.
    2. A super small dog faces high risks if an operation is needed, even common neutering.
    3. Very small dogs are harder to house train. Their bladders are that much smaller and owners say it takes at least 6 months to potty train a teacup.
    4. Teacups normally need a lot of attention and can’t be left alone for a long period of time. They need food more often – at least 3 or 4 meals a day, and can be very high-strung.
    5. Teacups usually have a much shorter lifespan. Most toy dogs have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years but a teacup can live as short a life as just 5 or 6 years.
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