Morkies are a designer breed created by crossing a Yorkshire Terrier and a Maltese.
These little dogs might be small and cute, but they have big personalities! Morkies are lively, loving characters that are also bred to be light-shedders. That makes this pint-sized breed popular with families and allergy sufferers, too.
Morkies come in a range of gorgeous colors, including golden, white, black, brown, and parti-color. The parent breeds have long luscious coats that can be clipped into different styles.
Keep reading to discover 25 Morkie haircuts and hairstyle ideas that you’ll love!
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Cute Morkie Haircut Ideas
Now, let’s take a look at our favorite cute Morkie hairstyles.
There are so many cute Morkie haircuts to choose from it’s difficult to know where to start. Whether you like the Maltese haircuts or the quirky Bell Bottoms haircut, we’re sure you’ll find plenty of inspiration in this list.
Our list includes a whole range of different haircuts, including some styles that are best tackled by a professional during your pet’s monthly groomer visits. We’ve also included a few cute haircut ideas that you can do yourself at home.
1. Puppy Cut
Although the Morkie is a low-shedding breed, these pups still need daily brushing to keep their coats in good condition. That’s not a problem for these friendly pups who love to grab every bit of attention that’s coming their way!
If you have a hectic life and you don’t want to spend hours brushing your Morkie, you can choose a short all-over clip like the Puppy cut. The Puppy cut keeps your Morkie’s coat nice and tidy and helps to keep matting at bay.
Basically, the Puppy cut is an entire body haircut that leaves about 1 inch of hair on the dog’s body.
2. Teddy Bear Haircut
The Teddy Bear cut is an extremely popular Morkie haircut that’s also a firm favorite with many designer breed owners, as well as those who own one of the Morkies’ parent breeds.
This grooming style sees the hair clipped to around ½ an inch in length all over the up’s body. The facial hair is trimmed using grooming scissors to make the dog’s face look round and fluffy, just like that of a Teddy Bear!
The Teddy Bear cut still demands daily grooming to get rid of dead hair that would otherwise cause matting.
3. Bell Bottoms
Bell Bottoms is a commonly used hairstyle that you often see on Pomeranians and Poodles. However, this cute haircut also looks good on other dog breeds, including the Morkie!
The dog’s face, tail, feet, neck, and stomach are clipped to the body pattern you prefer. The bell-bottom leg shape is achieved by using scissors, leaving the fullest part of the hair at the dog’s ankle. The hair is fluffed outward from the Morkie’s leg, using scissors to create the bell shape.
4. Schnauzer Cut Hairstyle
There are lots of different Schnauzer haircut styles that you can choose for a hybrid breed, such as the Morkie.
These dog breeds have similar double coats that lend themselves to the same styles, which is well worth considering when it comes to your Morkie’s monthly haircut.
5. Westie Cut
You can also use the regular Westie cut on a Morkie. This hairstyle is a common choice of haircut for Westies, leaving the coat shiny and tangle-free.
For this style, the fur on the body, legs, and stomach is clipped to a tidy length that’s still short enough to keep clean. The fur on the dog’s shoulders and back is clipped short. The dog’s head is trimmed to create a round, fluffy look.
6. Korean Cut
The Korean cut is similar to the ever-popular Summer cut and is perfect for heat-sensitive dogs.
The Korean cut sees the fur clipped short to around 1 inch in length all over the dog’s body, while the head hair is left longer and fluffier for a super-cute, easy maintenance look.
7. Summer Cut
If you live in a warm climate where your Morkie is in danger of overheating if his coat is left to grow long and dense, the Summer cut could be a good choice for your dog.
The Summer cut is very popular with Doodles and owners of breeds with thick coats that suffer in the heat. Basically, the coat is clipped very short all over, including the head, legs, belly, and feet. Most owners choose to have their dogs clipped at the beginning of summer when the weather begins to warm up, leaving the coat to grow right out so that the dog is kept warm in fall and winter.
Different Haircut Styles
Here are a few more ideas for Morkie haircuts that you might like to try on your beloved canine companion.
8. Short Cuts
Here are a few examples of shorter, shaved haircuts that suit the Morkie very well. Again, if you live in a warm climate and your dog is sensitive to the head, one of these neat, tidy “dos” might suit your pet.
9. Long Haircuts
Of course, if you enjoy brushing your Morkie and you have the correct grooming tools for the job, you might prefer to keep your pet’s hair trimmed to a longer length.
Here are some gorgeous longer hairstyles that look super cute on this petite Yorkshire Terrier crossbreed.
10. Wavy Haircuts
Wavy haircuts can be achieved by clipping layers into Morkie’s coat. These dogs love human attention, so the more time you spend brushing your pet, the more he’ll love you!
Here are a few examples of wavy haircuts that you might like to try on your dog.
11. Curly Haircuts
Some Morkies have a mop of very curly hair. Curly fur must be brushed with a slicker brush every day to get rid of mats, and regular grooming at a pro grooming salon is also essential.
That said, curly haircuts look absolutely gorgeous when properly maintained. Here are a few ideas you might like to try if you have a Morkie with a curly coat.
12. Shaved Haircut
Regular grooming can be expensive unless you can do the job yourself. So, you can save money on grooming services by choosing a shaved haircut for your Morkie.
Also, these feisty little dogs have a fun, outgoing approach to life, and they enjoy lots of games and fun at the dog park, too. That can see your Morkie getting dirty and mucky, and a shaved haircut can be a practical option for your pet.
13. Dyed Ears
Although it’s not to everyone’s taste, some Morkie owners like to use pet-friendly hair colors to dye their dog’s ears.
In fact, extreme dog grooming events feature dogs whose fur has been clipped and colored to create outrageous scenes and hairstyles, such as those you can see in this YouTube clip.
The Mohawk cut is one of the most recognizable haircuts you’ll see at the dog park!
This hairdo involves shaving the dog’s face and body but leaving a spiky growth of long head hair. Sometimes, the hair is left to grow long right down the dog’s back to the tail, and many owners like to dye the Mohawk in outrageous colors, too.
15. Top Knot
The Top Knot is a super fun hairstyle that’s often seen on Morkies, Chorkies, and other tiny toy dog breeds.
To create a Top Knot hairstyle, all you need to do is comb out the dog’s head hair and pull it back into a topknot. Make the look totally adorable by using hair bows of different fabrics and colors to finish off the hairstyle.
Morkies have tiny ears that typically stand upright like those of a Yorkshire Terrier. Most owners like to leave long hair growth on the ears to create a plume-like look that really suits these quirky dogs.
If you’re feeling adventurous or you’re taking your dog to a costume party, you might want to dye your Morkie’s ears. Some owners even color their dog’s ears to match his collar or coat!
Before And After
If you’re not sure how your pet will look after his grooming session, take a look at these before and after pictures. Before you make a decision on the hairstyle you want for your dog, we recommend that you have a chat with an experienced groomer for advice.
Luckily, your dog’s coat will regrow within around eight weeks, so if you don’t like the hairstyle you’ve chosen, you can be reassured that it won’t be there forever!
I hope you enjoyed our guide to all the different styles and types of Morkie haircut ideas. If you loved it, please remember to share!
There are certainly lots of fantastic cuts and looks to consider when choosing a hairstyle for your dog. However, if you’re not sure what haircut would look best on your pet, we recommend that you always have a chat with your groomer before you take the plunge.
We’d love to know what haircut you chose for your Morkie! Tell us what hairstyle you decided on in the comments box below.