Small, feisty and adorable, the Yorkshire Terrier has quickly become America’s favorite toy dog breed. Really – no other toy dog comes close! Whether you’re a fan of their long, silky locks of hair or the tomboyish personality, it’s hard to resist a Yorkie.
Year after year, Yorkies rank among the 10 most popular dog breeds in America. With that said, there’s a lot of Yorkshire Terriers here. So, wouldn’t it make sense that the number of exotic, unique and interesting Yorkie mixes are also on a rise?
We’ve looked into, and found, the most interesting, adorable and simply our favorite Yorkie mixes that you really need to see. Read on to learn about each Yorkie mix and why you should consider bringing one home.
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The Yorkshire Terrier
So, what’s a Yorkie? And, why are they such popular dogs? Once bred as formidable and skilled ratting dogs (vermin hunters), they’ve gracefully transitioned into loving companion dogs today. In fact, they’re some of the best when it comes to companionship.
While Chihuahuas take the crown as the world’s smallest purebred dog, Yorkies aren’t far behind. Standing no more than 9 inches tall, these incredibly tiny dogs can weigh as little as 4 pounds! As such, they’re fragile dogs.
Buster is my goodwill ambassador. He’s friendly with people, dogs, cats. He has a great disposition and the only time he’s growled at another dog was when his girlfuriend Lola was over.– Buster Brown (Yorkie Talk)
As many owners mentioned on Yorkie Talk, these dogs can vary quite a bit when it comes to personality and temperament. However, Yorkies tend to have a sweet-disposition with a strong affection towards the owners.
These tiny dogs love to have fun. And with their lively and energetic temperaments, they’ll keep you entertained for hours. Truly, there’s never a dull moment with a Yorkshire Terrier.
Because of the favorable temperament and petite-size of Yorkies, they’re frequently used to crossbreed with other popular dogs. They’re especially great for balancing out the overly hard-working dog breeds.
Best Yorkie Mixes
In no specific order, here are our 24 favorite Yorkie hybrids that you should really see. And if we’ve missed one that deserves to be on this list, let us know in the comments section at the end of the list.
1. Yorkie Apso
Parents:Lhasa Apso x Yorkie
The Yorkie Apso is a hybrid that just makes a lot of sense. A cross of the Yorkie and Lhasa Apso, these Yorkie mixes are known to be adaptable dogs that can thrive in either a home or small apartment.
Both parent breeds are intelligent and confident, so you should expect the Yorkie Apso to be the same. Thanks to the vigilant nature from the Lhasa side, they may become little watch dogs. Despite that, they’re calm dogs.
Unlike other small dog breeds, the Yorkie Apso is not a big barking dog. Instead of barks for attention, they’ll just shower you with cuddles. So if you’re looking for a loving family dog that’s ready to lounge around, check out this mix.
Parents:Toy Fox Terrier x Yorkie
A classic designer dog, the Torkie combines two of the most popular toy terriers: the Toy Fox Terrier and Yorkie. Given the small stature of the parents, these mixes don’t grow more than 9 inches tall and weigh less than 10 pounds.
The courageous and spunky personality of the parent terrier dogs are often inherited with the Torkie. Although they’re energetic and lively, they can have a calm side when at home. Torkies won’t be opposed to cuddling up!
What makes this Yorkie mix great is their habit of developing strong bonds with the family. They love their family so much that they may even become a little protective of them. Still, they don’t deal well with rough play from kids, and may nip back.
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3. Yorkie Bichon
Parents:Bichon Frise x Yorkie
It’s hard resisting the good looks and charm of the Yorkie Bichon. As you could probably tell from the name, this hybrid crosses the Bichon Frise with the Yorkshire Terrier.
They’re not just super-adorable Yorkie mixes. There’s so much more to the Yorkie Bichon than appearance. In fact, these dogs have all the traits you’d want in a toy companion dog; they’re energetic, inquisitive, independent, smart and extremely loyal.
Both parent breeds come from Europe, but the Yorkie Bichon was bred in America – hence the popularity in the states. The only “downside” is the alertness paired by the high-pitched barking. However, they’re just protecting the family.
Parents: Coton de Tulear x Yorkie
The Yorkie-Ton is another combination of two powerhouse toy dog breeds; the Yorkie and the Coton de Tulear. The hybrid is one of the most balanced and well-tempered small dogs you can find!
There are few things you can dislike about the Yorkie-Ton. They’re loving little dogs, always showing affection and an eagerness to please. From the Yorkie side, these dogs are also very intelligent and require less exercise than other active small breeds.
And because both parents are low-shedding dogs, you can count on the Yorkie-Ton to be a hypoallergenic dog breed as well. In other words, these Yorkie mixes are most suitable for nearly every situation and owner!
Parents:Scottish Terrier x Yorkie
Crossing two of the premier terriers from Scotland and England, the Scorkie is the adorable mix between the Yorkshire and Scottish Terriers. In fact, they’re so popular that they’ve been recognized by three dog breed registries!
However, the three clubs can’t seem to agree on an official name. Whether you call them the Scorkie or Scorkie Terrier, these small Yorkie mixes are a charming delight. Some say they have an “old man” disposition – they’re calm and well-tempered.
Though small, the Scorkie needs plenty of mental stimulation to stay sharp and happy. They’re prone to developing negative behaviors, such as digging, without the necessary stimulation daily.
Parents:Sheltie x Yorkie
The Yorkeltie combines the energetic and bright personality of the Shetland Sheepdog with the playful nature of the Yorkie. This hybrid dog can be the ultimate companion for owners that want a dog to seamlessly fit with the family.
From both the Sheltie and Yorkie side, the Yorkeltie inherits the intelligence – including work, obedience, instinctive and adaptive intelligence. They’re all around smart dogs. But what makes them great is their affectionate personalities.
Yorkelties are great with all people, including children of the family. And while they may be relatively small dogs, they’re not as bark-y as other small breeds. In addition, they’re vigilant enough to make decent watch dogs.
7. King Charles Yorkie
Parents:Cavalier King Charles x Yorkie
The King Charles Yorkie is a cross of two of my favorite small dog breeds. They’ve inherited all the best characteristics of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Yorkshire Terrier.
King Charles Yorkies are playful, gentle, friendly and extremely loyal. They are everything you’d want in a small companion. Even though they weigh no more than 20 pounds, they will always have your back.
With a favorable temperament, King Charles Yorkies are fan-favorites among kids, adults and even seniors. They were developed to be superb companions, and that’s exactly what they are. It’s hard to resist the charm of these dogs.
8. Boston Yorkie
Parents:Boston Terrier x Yorkie
The Boston Yorkie is the combination of two iconic companion dogs from New England and “old” England. With unique looks and a bit of courageousness, these Yorkie mixes can be very loyal – often developing strong bonds with owners.
As for canine smarts, the Boston Yorkie has high obedience & working intelligence. Not only are they quick learners, but they’re very willing to please. In other words, they’re highly trainable small dogs.
They’re the perfect addition to any family. But because of their small size, they don’t tolerate rough play from small children well. So, always make sure to supervise all interactions if that’s the case.
9. Fourche Terrier
Parents:Westie x Yorkie
Although the hybrid name isn’t as obvious, the Fourche Terrier is indeed the cross of the West Highland White Terrier and the Yorkie. Perhaps these hybrids are better off called the Yorkie West or the West Highland Yorkie.
But regardless of what you call them, the Fourche Terrier has a lively personality that’s guaranteed to brighten up anyone’s day. They’re the life of the party and they love nothing more than attention from the owners.
However, these energetic small dogs need more physical activity than dogs that are the same size. Fourches have a lot of excess energy! But if you can keep this in check, they’re some of the best Yorkie mixes on the market.
10. Yorkie Russell
Parents:Jack Russell Terrier x Yorkie
A Yorkie Russell (also called “Jorky”) is the stunning hybrid of England’s premier working terriers: the Jack Russell Terrier and Yorkie. No more than 15 inches tall, the Yorkie Russell is truly a “small dog with big personality.”
These dogs are all about fun and could play with you all day if you let them. But even though they’re energetic dogs, they have a very affectionate side. Yorkie Russells are always seeking your attention and reciprocated love.
The most important thing about raising the Yorkie Russell is stimulation, both physical and mental. They’re intelligent and active, which means they need a lot of stimuli and exercise to remain happy and healthy.
11. Yorkshire Aussie
Parents:Mini Aussie x Yorkie
As an owner of a miniature Australian Shepherd, I absolutely love the idea of the Yorkshire Aussie. These unique dogs can have the stunning colors of Aussies, but retain the overall shape of the Yorkshire Terrier.
The Australian Shepherd is a work-focused dog that needs constant stimulation to stay “entertained.” Yorkies can be just as energetic, but more focused on play rather than work. From what I see, the Yorkshire Aussie is a great balance of the two.
These Yorkie mixes are small, but they can still be protective of the family. Plus, both dog parents are great learners, so you can expect the same from the Yorkshire Aussie.
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Parents:Cairn Terrier x Yorkie
Crossbreeding the Cairn Terrier with the Yorkshire results in one of the most underrated Yorkie mixes in our opinion. Three words describe the Carkie best: spirited, bold and loving.
Highly intelligent and courageous, these little dogs make some of the most adaptable and versatile small dogs. It’s not difficult for them to enjoy and thrive with either apartment or city life. They’ll love to go outdoors, but can enjoy cuddling inside too!
They’ll make great family companions if you can handle their abundance of energy. Again, small dog doesn’t mean they don’t need much exercise. However, they’re willing to enjoy any activity as long as it’s with the owner.
13. Ratshire Terrier
Parents:Rat Terrier x Yorkie
Both the American Rat Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier can be argued as the best ratting dog in the dogdom. When crossbreeding the two together, it’s inevitable you’ll see an equally skilled ratter.
Because both parents were bred as hunting and working dogs, the Ratshire Terrier will have plenty of energy that needs to be expended. But at the same time, their small size means they don’t play well with small children.
Overall, the Ratshire is a fairly obedient dog. However, they’ve been known to go on their stubborn streaks from time to time. But with positive reinforcement and consistency, even a novice owner can train these dogs.
Parents:Affenpinscher x Yorkie
Affenshires are some of the most entertaining Yorkie mixes you can find. That’s because they tend to inherit the comical nature of the Affenpinscher, but also the feistiness from the Yorkshire Terrier.
A huge plus of the Affenshire is the hypoallergenic coat, which both parent breeds also have. And depending on which parent they take more from, Affenshires can have either a shaggy (rough) or smooth coat.
Inquisitive by nature, Affenshires tend to get into trouble. They can have a stubborn side with a hint of mischief. However, it’s all in good fun. At the end of the day, all these dogs want to do is play with you!
Parents:Chihuahua x Yorkie
A relatively recent addition to the world of designer dogs, the Chorkie is the obvious cross between the Chihuahua and Yorkshire. They’re both small and adorable dogs with similar qualities – so it makes a lot of sense.
Loyalty and affection are characteristics that both parent dog breeds are known for. As such, Chorkies are inevitably protective little watch dogs with unwavering loyalty. Don’t let their small size fool you, they’re courageous and bold!
Because the Chorkie is without a standard, they can vary in appearance. Still, they tend to retain the long locks of the Yorkie. Plus, they’ll almost always have the signature head shape and erect ears of the Chihuahua.
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Parents:Brussels Griffon x Yorkie
Truly adorable and cute, the Griffonshire may be one of the best Yorkie mix for a cuddling companion. Bred with two toy dogs, this mix combines the rough looks of the Brussels with the elegant appearance of the Yorkie.
These dogs are tiny. It’s rare to find one over 10 inches tall, and they weigh between 8 and 10 pounds. Because of the small size, there’s not much these dogs are suitable for – just companionship. But with high adaptive intelligence, they’re easily top companions.
The most important thing these dogs need is socialization at an early age. They thrive on human interaction, so they’re not recommended for busy people. Plus, we don’t suggest letting them play with kids.
Parents:Pomeranian x Yorkie
Also called the Yorkie Pom, the Yoranian is one of the smaller Yorkie mixes – standing no more than 10 inches tall. And as you may have guessed, the hybrid consists of part Yorkie and part Pomeranian.
Though small in size, they’re fairly sturdy and well-built toy dogs, thanks to the Pom side. We wouldn’t recommend letting them play with small children, but they can certainly handle rough play better than other small dogs.
Always cheerful and bright, the Yoranian is a dog that treasures its relationship with the owner. They tend to develop close bonds and are perfect for all types of people. If you’re looking for a big dog in small package, look no further!
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Parents:Mini Schnauzer x Yorkie
The Snorkie takes the cake for the cutest designer dog name. As a cross between the Mini Schnauzer and Yorkshire, the Snorkie is a gorgeous dogs with a fun and spirited attitude.
Because both parents are relatively popular lap dogs, the Snorkie has unsurprisingly been growing in popularity. They’re all about heart and affection. In fact, they’re always looking for ways to make you smile.
These Yorkie mixes are highly intelligent dogs, but they thrive best when they get plenty of human interaction. After all, they are companion dogs bred to have a sociable and outgoing personality.
Parents:Mini Poodle x Yorkie
Few Yorkie mixes are as popular as the Yorki-Poo – a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Mini (sometimes toy) Poodle. These dogs are suitable for all owners thanks to their hypoallergenic coats and amazing temperaments.
The Yorki-Poo is truly a delightful dog with a dignified demeanor and heart of gold. If the dog isn’t cuddling in your lap, he’s playing or running about. They like to make the most out of every second of the day.
Don’t let their adorable appearance misled you. Yorki-Poos are sneaky athletic and run with great agility. Plus, they jump surprisingly high and move extremely fast. All the more reason to pick up your old sneakers and get ready to keep up.
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Parents:Maltese x Yorkie
The Yorktese, also known as the “Morkie,” is the splendid hybrid of the Maltese and Yorkie. These two toy dog breeds are a match made in heaven, and the Yorktese shows why.
Both parent breeds are superstar lap dogs and the Yorktese is the same. They’re quite affectionate and small, but have big hearts with bright personalities. These dogs love to have fun and will take any opportunity to play.
Even so, it’s important you provide these dogs with plenty of socialization early on. Some of them don’t get along well with other dogs, strangers or children without it. But with proper training, you’ll have a wonderful Yorkie mix for any family.
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Parents:Golden Retriever x Yorkie
Why not crossbreed the Yorkie with one of America’s most beloved family dog? With the Goldenshire, you get the sweet disposition of the Golden Retriever and the spunk of the Yorkshire Terrier. Surprisingly, it works.
Although Yorkies are intelligent dogs, Golden Retrievers scores even higher for obedience and working intelligence. Overall, the Goldenshire will be great learners and relatively easy to train. Still, you’ll need to be patient with them.
Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that Goldenshires inherit the hypoallergenic coat of the Yorkie. Most of the time, they’ll inherit the double coats from the Golden Retriever. In other words, expect a decent amount of shedding.
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Parents:Dachshund x Yorkie
Dorkies can be a little…dorky. All jokes aside, the Dorkie is a gorgeous combination of the Dachshund and Yorkie. As such, you should expect a small dog with the Dachshund’s most notable feature: short legs.
Though they inherit the body shape of the Dachshund, Dorkies tend to inherit the long and straight coat of the Yorkshire. On average, these dogs weigh no more than 8 pounds and stand less than 7 inches tall!
Like with most companion lap dogs, supervision with small children is recommended. As we mentioned, Dorkies are fragile dog. Despite this, they get along just fine with calm kids and adults. Also, they’ll play well with other kind dogs.
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Parents:Pekingese x Yorkie
The Yorkinese is the result of crossbreeding the Pekingese with the Yorkshire Terrier. And like the parents, the Yorkinese is full of unwavering loyalty and affection. They were bred to be premier lap dogs after all.
However, thanks to the Pekingese side, the Yorkinese is an independent dog. That doesn’t mean they won’t want to cuddle up, but they don’t completely depend on you as much as other toy lap dogs.
These dogs will come with a vigilant temperament – always alert and wary of strangers. So, they’re probably better for smaller families with a less active social life. Even so, you’ll need to provide them with adequate socialization.
Parents:Cocker Spaniel x Yorkie
Corkies are as cute as their names. As a hybrid of the Cocker Spaniel and Yorkshire Terrier, the Corkie may be the perfect companion for all types of families. For years, they’ve gone under the radar as underrated Yorkie mixes.
Standing about 12 inches tall and weighing rough 15 pounds, the Corkie is a sturdy small dog that can handle small children better than others. Even so, we recommend you watch all interactions with the kids.
Unlike most lap dogs, the Corkie has an independent mindset. In addition, they can be a bit stubborn at times. While this may make obedience training slower, they’re still very intelligent dogs when it comes to adaptive intelligence.
Parents:Beagle x Yorkie
The Borkie, otherwise known as the Beagle Yorkie hybrid, is a high-strung mix that proudly inherits all the best features of each parent breed. Not to mention, they have one of the most adorable designer dog names too!
Borkies will usually sport the long-haired coat of the Yorkie. On the other hand, you’ll likely see the body shape that resembles more of the Beagle. The longfloppy ears can be a coin toss with Borkie, though.
Thanks to the parents tradition as hunting dogs, the Borkie will likely inherit an energetic and lively personality. They’ll need a lot of run to keep their activeness in check. However, in the home, they’re very family-oriented companions.
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Parents:Papillon x Yorkie
The Yorkillon may just be the cutest among all Yorkie mixes. With a doll-like appearance, this Papillon Yorkshire hybrid has a lot more to offer than adorable looks. In fact, they’re full of personality and style.
Yorkillons are also known as “dwarf spaniels” due to their petite size. However, these dogs will surprise you with their bold and sassy personalities. They don’t mind the attention and will thrive on human interaction.
And while they may be small, the Papillon parent provides top-tier dog intelligence to this designer dog. Obedience training won’t be difficult and they’ll learn fairly quickly. Just be sure you reciprocate the love from these dogs.
Parents:Pug x Yorkie
The Pugshire is probably the least obvious Yorkie mix on this list. But in reality, the result is truly amazing. Standing no more than 15 inches and weighing roughly 10 pounds, these dogs are well-built and durable.
Most of the time, the Pugshire will inherit the long silky coat of the Yorkshire. They’ll also pick up some facial features from the Pug side. Even though Pugs are very distinct in their looks, it’s not as apparent in the Pugshire.
All in all, Pugshires are sweet and affectionate dogs – just like both parent breeds. They were bred for companionship, so they get along great with people, kids, dogs and cats. And, they make great dogs for seniors too!
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What’s Your Yorkie Mix?
It seems like there’s almost an infinite amount of combinations of Yorkie mixes. And, it’s almost impossible to know for sure through pictures. Unless you know or have seen both parents, you can never be 100% sure.
In fact, most rescue groups and animal shelters don’t know for certain either. It’s just costs too much to DNA test every dog that comes in. Rather, most of these shelters just make an educated guess about the breed.
The only way to know is through a dog DNA test, such as the Embark DNA Test:
Embark’s DNA Test is one of the most reputable canine test your mutt can take, largely thanks to the enormous amount of data points they have. There are two options:
- Breed Identification Kit – This kit will tell you what your Yorkie mix is actually mixed with. With a genetic database of 250 unique breeds, it’s going to be fairly accurate. Plus, they set up a family tree for your dog too!
- Breed and Health Kit – Not only does this kit provide you with everything in the breed ID kit, but also provides health screenings for 170 genetic diseases in your dog! Yorkies are prone to more health issues than you think.
They may be a little costly, but if you’re dying to know what your Yorkie mix is, it’s probably your best bet. Have you tried the Embark DNA test? Let us know what you think about it in the comments section below!
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Listen, Yorkshire Terrier’s are perfect. Like you can’t go wrong with a cute yorkie. However, in my mind, ice cream is ALSO perfect. That doesn’t mean I’m gonna turn down an ice cream sandwich, know what I mean? All I’m saying is a Yorkie is adorable, but a Yorkie and a Dachshund? (A DORKIE?! WHAT!!) Who could pass up THAT mix-breed sandwich?! So here, for your viewing pleasure are 18 terrier mix breeds aka some of the cutest breeds mixed with the Yorkshire Terrier.
1. The Dachshund & Yorkshire Terrier: The “Dorkie”
2. The Bichon Frise & Yorkshire Terrier: The “Borkie”
3. The Corgi & Yorkshire Terrier (corgi yorkie mix): The “Corkie”
4. The Beagle & Chihuahua & Yorkshire Terrier: The “YorChGle”…k, maybe I made that name up
5. The Maltese & Yorkshire Terrier: The “Morkie”
6. The Chihuahua & Yorkshire Terrier: The “Chorkie”
7. The Miniature Pinscher & Yorkshire Terrier: The “Min-Pinie”
8. The Beagle & Yorkshire Terrier: The “Yorgle”
9. The Poodle & Yorkshire Terrier: The “Yorkie-Poo”
10. The Miniature Schnauzer & Yorkshire Terrier: The “Snorkie”
11. The Chinese Crested & Yorkshire Terrier: “The Chinese Yorkie”
12. The Boxer & Yorkshire Terrier: “The Boxkie”
13. The Cairn Terrier & Yorkshire Terrier: “The Carkie”
14. The King Charles Spaniel & Yorkshire Terrier: “The Yorkie King”
15. The Coton de Tulear & Yorkshire Terrier: “The Cotonshire”
16. The Lhasa Apsa & Yorkshire Terrier: “The Lorkie”
17. The Pekingese & Yorkshire Terrier: “The Peekie”
18. The Pomeranian & Yorkshire Terrier: “The Pomkie”
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Yorkie Mix Breed Profile
Yorkie Mixes are not purebred dogs, but a mixed or designer breed. Before you decide to add a Yorkie Mix to your family, you may want to research both breeds of the mother and sire. Being knowledgeable about both dog breeds in the cross will help you make an educated and fair decision. You should also research the possible breeder or rescue to be sure they are reputable and reliable.
Many Yorkie Mixes have the positive characteristics of a Yorkshire Terrier. Most Yorkie Mixes are often loving, affectionate, and intelligent. They can also be headstrong, willful, and prone to barking if not trained properly. If you decide to adopt or buy a Yorkie Mix, you should educate yourself on possible training options and tips. Being well prepared for your new dog will make the transition easier for your puppy and your family.
Some Yorkie Mixes may have conflicts as well. Mixes like Yorkie-poos (Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle) and Yorkie-poms (Yorkies and Pomeranians) often have conflicting personality traits. That could mean a Yorkie-pom that is more of a couch potato than a ball of energy, or a prey-driven Yorkie-poo that would rather swim in the local pond than go to the dog park. With any mixed breeds, there will be some variations.
Most Yorkie Mixes are on the smaller spectrum of dog breeds. They are often happy anywhere as long as they have plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. So, if you have an apartment or condo, a Yorkie Mix could be perfect for you.
Before adopting, be sure you have a few hours every day to spend with your new friend. Yorkie Mixes are incredibly loyal and loving to their owners and need to be around them whenever possible. If you have long days at the office, see if you can bring your pup to work. Otherwise, you will want to be able to come home in the middle of the day for lunch and a walk – if this is not possible, you may need to look for a more independent pup.
Many mixed breeds are often healthy because they are drawing from a larger gene pool. They still need regular veterinary checks, a healthy and wholesome diet, and daily exercise. This will keep them happy and healthy. To keep them mentally occupied, you may also want to provide food puzzles and games. In doing so, they will not become bored or possibly destructive in the long run. As these pups age, they are prone to eye issues, epilepsy, skin problems, and exhaustion (if overexerted or left outdoors for too long). By staying up-to-date with veterinarian visits, you may avoid many of these ailments.
Yorkie Mixes are often easy to train for first-time pet owners. If you are focused and patient, you will be able to teach your pup the necessary commands in a matter of weeks. However, some dogs will be more stubborn than others. By learning about training techniques, and possibly working with a professional trainer, you will have the confidence to teach your new friend and they will be eager and happy to listen to you.
Mixed Yorkie breeds often need minimal grooming. You should brush your dog, at most, every other day or at least once a week and bathe them every other month or as needed. Then, you will want to have them groomed twice a year to stay happy and comfortable as the seasons change.
You will also want to trim your Yorkie Mix’s nails monthly, check their ears weekly, and brush their teeth or use an enzyme toothpaste daily. As a small dog breed, the Yorkie Mix is more prone to dental disease, but proper dental care for dogs can help prevent it.
Your Yorkie Mix will need daily exercise that is physically and mentally stimulating. By taking them for a walk and ending with a game of fetch, they will be happier, calmer, and ready to head home and relax.
A Yorkie Mix usually stands 8 to 11 inches in height and weighs 4 to 8 pounds.
This mixed dog breed generally lives 12 to 16 years.
Yorkie Mixes: 20 Different Yorkshire Terrier Crossbreeds
The Yorkshire Terrier, popularly dubbed the Yorkie, is an adorable and self-confident toy breed of dog that has become a favorite choice for those looking for a compact companion that can travel with them wherever they go. Their popularity has made them a top choice to mix with other breeds, largely in search of creating the ideal lap dog.
This practice known as designer dog breeding has risen in popularity over the last few decades and has birthed hundreds of new and improved mixes for families to consider. At the same time, you can also find many different types of Yorkie mixes at your local no-kill shelter or humane society, so we always recommend you adopt before you shop.
In theory, the possibilities of the Yorkie mix are practically endless. But for the purposes of this article, we will focus on 20 Yorkie mixes you might want as your next furry best friend. Let’s take a look at our favorites!
Yorkie Mixed Breeds
Yorkshire Terriers are one of America’s favorite toy breeds. They are energetic, lively, friendly and can be all around jokers with their family. Because the Yorkie is such a popular breed, they’ve become an extremely popular parent breed for many different types of mixed breeds.
There’s also the occasional off breed, where you’ll find a Yorkie mix at a local shelter or adoption agency. Below you’ll find 20 of the most common Yorkie mixes that you’ll encounter just about anywhere you go.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Papillon
The Yorkillon can add cheer and devotion to any family dynamic. An adorable cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Papillon, this tiny mix is happiest when they are snoozing on their beloved owner’s lap or engaging in playful games. Known for their curiosity and happy disposition, the Yorkillon makes a wonderful companion pup.
Oblivious to their mini size, this pup will courageously defend their family and won’t hesitate to alert you of anything they deem suspicious. Introducing a Yorkillon to as many people and dogs as possible is important to ensure you don’t have a yappy, distrustful pup on your hands.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Toy Fox Terrier
The little Torkie is a mix between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy Fox Terrier. This adaptable breed does well in many different climates and living situations. Equal parts energetic and cuddly, you get the best of both worlds with the Torkie. On one hand, a pup who is playful, engaging and full of personality. On the other, the perfect lap dog to curl up next to you and keep you company.
The Torkie has a tendency to bond strongly with one individual. If you’d like your Torkie to be a pet for the whole family, it’s important to make sure they spend an equal amount of time with all members. This pup does best in a home where they are the only pet as they are known to be possessive and jealous of both their people and their things.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Havanese
The Havashire is the offspring of two very popular toy breeds: the Yorkie and the Havanese. This pup is sure to be lively and, despite their small stature, can be quite athletic. The Havashire bonds very closely with their family which can sometimes bring out their protective side. They are not always a fan of visitors intruding their space, however, proper socialization can help.
The Havashire typically weighs between 6 to 12 pounds and has a long, silky coat. This pup thrives when they are the center of attention and does not do well when separated from their family. If you work long hours, travel often or are looking for an independent dog, the Havashire is not for you.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Golden Retriever
While most of the breeds on this list are other small dogs bred with a Yorkie, there are a few exceptions and the Goldenshire is one of them. Mixed with a Golden Retriever and a Yorkie, the Goldenshire is an extremely friendly breed who loves everyone they meet. The Goldenshire will likely be of medium size, much larger than a standard Yorkie but smaller than a Golden Retriever.
This wonderful mix makes an excellent family dog and they generally inherit the Golden Retriever’s wonderful disposition, which has made Goldens such a popular breed choice. Mixing the Yorkie with a Golden is also believed to temper some of the Yorkie’s more suspicious nature. The Goldenshire thrives with a gentle but confident owner who can establish hierarchy. While this breed is wonderful with children, they don’t have an endless amount of patience and therefore should never be left unsupervised with kids.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Chihuahua
The Chorkie is a mix between a Yorkie and a Chihuahua. Both of their parent breeds are popular choices for those looking for tiny pups. Their offspring will also be very small, usually weighing no more than 10 pounds. Excellent guard dogs, the Chorkie will be sure to alert you of any “intruders,” even though this is usually just the mailman. Their vocalness should be considered by potential adopters.
Despite barking at any passersby, this action is usually not a sign of aggression in this breed. They are the embodiment of the well-known expression “all bark and no bite.” The Chorkie can at times be different to train, especially when it comes to housebreaking. However, with patience and positive reinforcement, the Chorkie can be a very well mannered dog.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese
This breed goes by many different names and is relatively new to the market, consequently, there hasn’t been a distinctive ruling on their chosen name. They are known as a Malkie, Maltiork, Yorkiemalt, Yortese or, as we’ve decided to go with, a Morkie. Whichever you decide, this is an absolutely adorable mix between a Maltese and a Yorkie, two of the most popular toy breeds around.
Small in stature but big on personality, this pup is a playful companion that will steal the hearts of all your family members. The Morkie can make an ideal lapdog due to their extreme devotion – they just want to be wherever you are!
Another similar option to consider is a Shorkie, a cross between a Shih Tzu and a Yorkie.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Miniature Pinscher
This tiny athlete is the result of breeding a Yorkie with a Miniature Pinscher. Known for their confidence, independence and bravery, they have no idea how small they are and we love it! Generally weighing no more than 10 pounds, this big-ego hybrid also has the benefit of being portable and adaptable.
Full of spirit and curiosity, the Yorkie Pin is sure to keep you entertained and does well with gentle children due to their playful nature. However, their big personality can sometimes turn mischievous and a Yorkie Pin owner should take care that their pup doesn’t get themselves into trouble.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Miniature Schnauzer
It’s nearly impossible not to fall in love with this Yorkshire Terrier and Miniature Schnauzer mix! With small flopped-over ears and long silky hair, the Snorkie is quite the looker! They tend to have the body of a Schnauzer and the facial features of a Yorkie. Unlike many mixes on this list that can be stubborn and hard to train, the Snorkie is very eager to please and therefore easily trainable.
This well-behaved pup is wonderful with children and makes a great family pet. However, they do not do well on their own and can bark excessively or take to chewing if they are ignored for too long. This mix is very playful and requires ample stimulation and activity to burn off their excess energy. A properly exercised Snorkie will be more than happy to cuddle up in your lap and give you endless love.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Cocker Spaniel
The Corkie is one of the larger options on this list. Classified as a medium-sized dog with Yorkshire Terrier and Cocker Spaniel parentage. They can take after either parent in terms of size, but will most likely fall somewhere in the middle. The Cocker Spaniel comes from a sporting background, which means a Corkie will need plenty of exercise to remain well-balanced.
Most Corkies exhibit cheerful and loyal personalities. They are adaptable and easy to train, making them a great option for first-time owners. The Cocker Spaniel does famously well with children and the Corkie is likely to inherit this trait. This mix is a great choice for families with children of all ages.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Pug
With the health concerns of purebred Pugs becoming more well known, breeding the beloved pug with other breeds is becoming popular to help combat some of these health-related issues. The Pugshire is a great example! An adorable, tiny dog with a loving disposition makes them an excellent family companion.
They are very social animals and have no problem showing their affection through cuddles and kisses. Because they are an affectionate breed who loves the company of their family, they should not be left unattended for long periods of time and are not a suitable choice for busy people who travel often. The Pugshire flourishes in a family that makes them a priority! Due to their jolly nature, they can make a wonderful companion for older children who have been taught to handle small dogs with gentleness.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Brussels Griffon
The loyal Griffonshire is a mix between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Brussel Griffon. This tiny mix is very bright and has a happy disposition. Known for their loyalty and devotion to their owner, The Griffonshire will serve as your tiny shadow, following you from room to room. This pup does not like to be on its own and should have some type of companionship at all times, whether that’s another dog or an owner who can spend their days with them.
Because of their tiny frame, we don’t recommend this breed as a choice for families with small children. They can be quite fragile and must be handled with care. If you’re looking for a devoted lapdog to be a loving companion, the Griffonshire is a great option!
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Beagle
The vocal Borkie is a Yorkie and Beagle mix who is on the larger end of this spectrum when it comes to Yorkie mixes. They are very loving and sweet. An excellent cuddler and playmate! However, because they do have a tendency to bark, they are not a great option for those who live in apartments with strict noise rules or those who live in close proximity to others.
Characterized as a medium dog, a Borkie will weigh between 20 to 25 pounds, with floppy ears and a coat that could resemble either a Beagle or a Yorkie, depending on which parent they take after. With plenty of socializing, the Borkie will mature into a wonderful family dog who is welcoming to visitors, even though she may greet them with a bark.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Chinese Crested
With a name like Crustie, you know you’re going to get quite the character with this Yorkie and Chinese Crested mix. Both parent breeds are extremely eager to please their owners, making their mix a very agreeable little pup. A Crustie usually weighs between 7 to 13 pounds and thrives best as a companion dog to a loving family.
While their intelligence and pleasing nature will make them easy to train, this breed also requires high levels of activity to remain well-adjusted and well-mannered. Always cheerful, the Crustie is a great choice for those who are looking for a lively playmate for their children. Like many mixes on this list, the Crustie can be a nuisance barker without proper training and boundaries.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Dachshund
This affectionate mix between a Yorkie and a Dachshund is a favorite for small-breed lovers! While they have bursts of playful energy, the Dorkie is a sleepy hybrid who loves their naps and can make an excellent lap dog for those of us who may not lead the most active lifestyle. They generally inherit the adorable long body and short legs of a Dachshund.
The Dorkie is an excellent cuddler who is mostly gentle and quiet. Due to their affectionate nature, this pup is considered to be quite needy and forms a deep attachment to their owner. Anyone considering adopting a Dorkie should reflect on their lifestyle and feel confident they can give this loving mix the time and attention they deserve.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Cairn Terrier
The Carkie is a mix between two terrier breeds: a Yorkshire and a Cairn. This intelligent and energetic mix is certain to delight all they encounter. A Cairn Terrier is known as a quiet breed and can temper some of the Yorkie’s tendencies to nuisance bark. This mix weighs between 10 to 15 pounds.
While their energy and playfulness are absolutely endearing, they can easily become overly excited when they are put into new situations and anxious when left alone. Healthy changes in their environment and routine introductions to new people can help produce a calmer, more balanced Carkie.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Pomeranian
The Yoranian, also known as a Yorkie Pom, is the tiny result of a Yorkie and a Pomeranian mix. Unlike other small dogs that have a mini stature and a fragile frame, the Yoranian is a sturdy pup who is less delicate and therefore can play well with children. Children should still interact gently with a Yoranian as they can get injured if handled roughly.
This alert pup is bold and can become overprotective if they are not introduced often to people outside of their family unit. In general, they are an extremely loving and devoted companion.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Rat Terrier
The Ratshire is a small-to-medium mix between a Yorkie and a Rat Terrier. This breed can weigh between 10 to 20 pounds, which is slightly larger than many breeds on this list. The Ratshire is known for their active nature and require an attentive owner dedicated to providing plenty of exercise.
Their coat tends to be quite thick and this breed requires frequent brushing, meaning they cannot be considered a low-maintenance dog. Ratshires are moderately easy to train, with dedication and patience a Ratshire will pick up many commands and tricks. They get along well with other animals and kids and make a great choice for first-time owners with children!
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle
The Yorkipoo is a mix between a Yorkie and a Poodle. It is very rare for a Yorkie to be mixed with a Standard Poodle, so this mix usually is bred between a Yorkie and a Toy or Miniature Poodle, but not a Teacup or Micro Yorkie. This practice ensures your Yorkipoo is more likely to be a small dog, weighing anywhere from 4 to 15 pounds. This hybrid was created to produce an adorable companion pet.
The Yorkipoo fulfills this purpose wonderfully. Both playful and cuddly, this breed is exceptionally devoted to their family. Although they are gentle with children, they should always be supervised around them because of their small size. This is not a mix that does well on their own and flourishes in a home with an owner who can dedicate ample amounts of time to them, just like they deserve!
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Pekingese
Meet the Yorkinese, a Yorkshire Terrier and Pekingese mix that is brimming with life and personality. While this breed can be more independent than others on this list, they are still very devoted to their family. Socialization will be important in raising a well mannered Yorkinese as they can be territorial with other dogs and wary of strangers. However, challenging a Yorkinese with new introductions and new environments is very healthy!
This tiny breed maxes at 10 pounds and is seemly made up mostly of fluffy fur. This mix is as stubborn as they are cute. Notoriously strong-willed, they can be difficult to train and without a confident leader can develop “little dog syndrome” where they fancy themselves the alpha. With proper boundaries and a patient owner dedicated to training this breed, they can make a wonderfully dutiful pet.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Boston Terrier
The Boston Yorkie is a lovable combination of the Yorkie and Boston Terrier. This pup will be small-to-medium sized with moderate energy levels and high intelligence. Because the Boston Yorkie’s coat requires daily brushing, we would not classify them as a low-maintenance option and this should be considered by any potential Boston Yorkie owner.
Their intellect and agreeableness makes them very manageable for novice trainers. This curious creature is outgoing with their family, but can be reserved around strangers. Like many Boston Terrier mixes, the Boston Yorkie will make an excellent watchdog, alerting their family to anything they might deem a threat. Socialization and training can help reduce any excessive barking.
Yorkie mixes can make a wonderful companion pet! While some calmer and quieter breeds will temper a Yorkie’s less desirable traits, the Yorkie will bring their compact size and infectious personality to any hybrid. If you’re looking for a dog that’s small in size but not on personality, Yorkie mixes are a great place to start!
Before you start researching breeders, we recommend checking your local shelters and rescue organizations. Many Yorkie mixes are in need of loving homes and waiting for loving families just like yours. Rescuing can be an incredibly rewarding experience for everyone involved!
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19 Tiny and Tenacious Yorkie Mixes
The Yorkie (more formally known as the Yorkshire terrier) may be small, but he does not lack confidence!
A tiny lap dog with spunk, he’s never afraid to voice his opinion or throw down in the name of fun. This makes for a lively companion who can easily go from couch cuddles to adventure.
Yorkie crosses can also be fantastic, and they begun taking the dog world by storm. In fact, if you keep an eye out, you’ll likely spot one of these adorable crosses at the local dog park or pet store.
Let’s explore 19 of the cutest Yorkie mixes together below!
1. Chorkie (Yorkie / Chihuahua)
Mixing two of the world’s smallest breeds creates sure makes one big personality! The Chorkie is a saucy companion who packs the terrier tenacity and chihuahua chutzpah in spades.
Since these pint-sized pooches are so small, care should be taken around children to avoid accidental injuries. Dental issues are another concern, so brush your pup’s chompers regularly to prevent problems.
2. Yorkipoo (Yorkie / Poodle)
This curly-cue canine is beyond adorable and is one of the most popular Yorkie crosses.
He’s an excellent lapdog and companion, and his sweet side helps to balance out his feisty terrier spirit. While his coat is beautiful, regular grooming is a must to keep him looking (and feeling) great.
3. Yorkichon (Yorkie / Bichon)
These plush puppers are prized for their fuzzy fur and cuddly temperament.
The Yorkichon does, however, require grooming to maintain his beautiful coat. And while Bichon crosses are popular for those seeking a hypoallergenic companion, not all inherit the low-dander skin of the Bichon (and remember: No dog is truly hypoallergenic — some breeds simply produce less dander, making them gentler on your allergies).
4. Morkie (Yorkie / Maltese)
Cute, clownish, and incredibly playful, the Morkie is always ready for fun. He does have the tough-guy terrier side as well as the stubborn streak of a Maltese mix, so hands-on, reward-based training from an early age is a must.
5. Yorkipom (Yorkie / Pomeranian)
The Yorkipom is beloved for his foxy appearance and big-dog spirit. He may be tiny, but he’s got attitude for days and needs daily exercise to burn off all his energy.
The tenacious terrier ‘tude can be a concern, making regular training sessions a must. A great way to keep him engaged and curb naughtiness is through agility training.
6. Shorkie (Yorkie / Shih Tzu)
An affectionate companion who’s an excellent lapdog and playmate, the Shorkie is one of the best family dogs among Yorkie crosses.
He’s not quite as delicate as smaller mixes, and the Shih Tzu side tends to mellow out the dynamic terrier temperament. Special care should be taken surrounding his grooming, however, as his coat will matt easily if not maintained.
7. Corkie (Yorkie / Cocker Spaniel)
The Corkie is another larger Yorkie mix that makes a great family pup. He’s confident and playful, happy to play rounds of fetch with his loved ones. Corkies have a dense coat that can get quite long, so ongoing maintenance is required.
8. Snorkie (Yorkie / Miniature Schnauzer)
A strong personality is the Snorkie’s standout feature, as he’s bold, brave, and ready to play! He’s an outgoing little guy with plenty of energy, making him an excellent companion for walks around town.
Grooming can be an issue, as Snorkies can have a somewhat coarse coat that may need clipping.
9. Jorky (Yorkie / Jack Russell)
Holy energy, Batman! The Jorky is a sporty guy that might just outlast the Energizer Bunny. He needs regular exercise to stay out of trouble, and a good game can go a long way in keeping him occupied.
The good news is, this Jack Russell Terrier mix is super playful, making him an out-of-this-world family dog.
10. Yorkie-Cav (Yorkie / Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
Looking every bit like a stuffed toy, the Yorkie-Cav is one of the cutest puppers in the land.
He’s a gentle soul with an affectionate streak, ideal qualities for a mellow lapdog. His long, beautiful locks sure do compete with Fabio’s, but they require frequent grooming to stay gorgeous.
11. Peekie (Yorkie / Pekingese)
Peekies are one of the top lapdog candidates on this list with their mellow temperament and regal looks. A short walk is all they should need, though regular grooming is required thanks to the long Pekingese coat.
Note that these are not ideal dogs for families with young children, as Peekies will not tolerate roughhousing.
12. Yorkillon (Yorkie / Papillon)
Yorkillons are curious canines with a friendly, happy demeanor. He’s a great candidate for dog walking games due to his energy and playfulness.
This pup is eager to please and a quick learner, but with a lack of structure, he can become destructive.
13. Westkie (Yorkie / West Highland White Terrier)
Westkies are scrappy terriers that thrive in an active environment. While he is small, he loves to play — sometimes surprisingly roughly. This means he might not be the best choice for families with kiddos.
His coat requires regular grooming as well, with grooming clippers a must for most.
14. Pugshire (Yorkie / Pug)
A mellow meatball that’s made for companionship, the Pugshire is an all-around lapdog.
He may get short bursts of the goofies, but soon after, he’s back to cuddling up by your side. Since pug mixes do tend to have a short snout, special care should be taken to keep him cool during warmer weather.
15. Dorkie (Yorkie / Dachshund)
A spunky sweetie with the cutest name around, the Dorkie is a little wonderdog. He’s incredibly playful but doesn’t require much exercise, making him an excellent choice for apartment living.
Just note that Dorkies do have a mind of their own, so owners should prepare themselves for ongoing training.
16. Affenshire (Yorkie / Affenpinscher)
Affenshires are loyal little guys with huge hearts. Naturally playful and mischievous, he’s a comical companion that doesn’t need a whole lot of exercise aside from a walk.
His flat muzzle means he needs to be kept cool in warmer weather, however, and his dense coat needs regular care.
17. Borkie (Yorkie / Beagle)
The Borkie is a joyful pup that easily makes new friends. He’s playful and happy-go-lucky, making him the perfect dog for a family with children. At the same time, he is a cross between two headstrong breeds, so training can be challenging.
18. Lorkie (Yorkie / Lhasa Apso)
Get your grooming gear ready – here comes the Lorkie! This long-haired four-footer needs ongoing care to prevent matting, though shorter clips can keep the tangles away.
A laptop at heart, the Lorkie is a calm companion that doesn’t need much exercise. He is not ideal for small children, however, as he won’t tolerate roughhousing or shenanigans.
19. Cotonshire (Yorkie / Coton de Tulear)
The Cotonshire is the rarest Yorkie mix on our list but definitely isn’t one to miss. He’s a cuddlebug and a bit of a comedian who is right at home on your lap. While he’s naturally playful, he doesn’t need a ton of exercise.
His coat is quite high maintenance, however, so you’ll either need a good groomer or your own hair-care equipment.
Do you have a Yorkie mix at home? What’s he mixed with? Which parent does he take after most?
Let us know all about him in the comments!
Yorkshire Terriers, also known as Yorkies, are small dogs with lots of character. Not content to be a sleepy lapdog, a Yorkie is constantly on the prowl for games, discoveries, and adventure – and it’ll drag you along for the ride.
As fun and loving as Yorkies can be, their outsized personalities aren’t for everybody. Maybe you want a bigger dog, a chiller friend, or a hiking buddy that can handle longer walks? If that’s the case, why not check out one of these supremely cute Yorkie mixes?
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The 25 Cutest Yorkie Mixes
1. Affenshire (Yorkshire Terrier x Affenpinscher)
Our first Yorkie mix is the Affenpinscher, an extremely smart German dog who looks just a tad like a monkey. Crossing them with a Yorkshire Terrier gets you an Affenshire, a little mischief-maker who prefers playtime to long walks. They’re most suitable for lower-activity owners who can spend a lot of time at home with them.
2. Borkie (Yorkshire Terrier x Beagle)
If you’re looking for a Yorkie mix that’s a little larger and higher-energy, check out the Borkie, also known as the Yorgle. A crossbreed of a Yorkshire Terrier and a Beagle, the Borkie weighs up to 25 pounds and loves to hunt. It also enjoys a good bark, so make sure it gets used to strangers as a puppy.
3. Boston Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier x Boston Terrier)
The first of many double-terrier Yorkie mixed breeds on our list is the Boston Yorkie (“Borkie” was already taken by the Beagle mix). Boston Yorkies are smart, intelligent, and adorable, but take a lot of effort to groom. Diligent daily brushings will earn you a lifetime of love from this crossbreed.
4. Carkie (Yorkshire Terrier x Cairn Terrier)
Another mix of two terriers, the Carkie’s parents are a Yorkie and a Cairn Terrier. Cairns are famously quiet, so mixing them with a Yorkie results in a chiller, more relaxed puppy – that still retains the Yorkie’s heart-melting cuteness.
5. Corkie (Yorkshire Terrier x Cocker Spaniel)
Both the Yorkshire Terrier and the Cocker Spaniel are renowned for their good looks. However, the Cocker Spaniel is also a hunting dog, so get a Corkie if you’re looking for a Yorkie mix that loves to chase.
6. Chorkie (Yorkshire Terrier x Chihuahua)
One of the smallest designer crossbreeds, the Chorkie is cute, but definitely a loudmouth. If you’ve got the patience to train the barking habit out of it, this Yorkie/Chihuaha mix can make a kind and gentle family dog.
7. Dorkie (Yorkshire Terrier x Dachshund)
We know what you’re thinking, and the answer is yes: Dorkies do live up to their name every now and then. With parents like the “I’ll fight anybody” Yorkshire Terrier and the “I will dig a hole in anything” Dachsund, how could they not? Yet despite its unfortunate name, Dorkies are cuddly, dependable companion dogs who need very little other than your attention.
8. Goldenshire (Yorkshire Terrier x Golden Retriever)
Whose idea was it to breed one of the biggest family dogs with one of the smallest? We’re not sure, but we can’t argue with the results. The Goldenshire is a happy-go-lucky bundle of smiles who will come back from every visit to the dog park with half a dozen new friends.
9. Griffonshire (Yorkshire Terrier x Brussels Griffon)
A Yorkshire Terrier and Brussels Griffon combine to create the lovably fluffy stuffed toy that is the Griffonshire. This tiny lapdog is exceptionally affectionate, known for following its favorite people everywhere. It’s a bit too small to play rough with younger children, but older kids will fall in love – even when the Griffonshire follows them into the bathroom.
10. Havashire (Yorkshire Terrier x Havanese)
The Havanese is very trainable for a toy dog, so the Havashire is a real “best of both worlds” breed: independent and smart, yet also willing to do whatever it takes to make you happy. And it doesn’t hurt that they’re fluffy, cuddly lapdogs.
11. Jorkie (Yorkshire Terrier x Jack Russell Terrier)
You might also see this Yorkie/Jack Russell mix called a Yorkie Russell. Yorkies are already energetic and independent, and when combined with the Jack Russell’s hunting spirit, you’ll get a dog who’s very good at doing whatever it wants. They’re amazing playmates and adventure buddies; just be ready for mischief!
12. King Charles Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier x Cavalier King Charles)
On the other end of the scale from the Jorkie, the King Charles Yorkie (or Yorkie-Cav) is a lapdog for those who would rather their furry friends stay mellow. The most work you’ll put into your relationship with a King Charles Yorkie is grooming: beautiful coats like that don’t brush themselves.
13. Minpinie (Yorkshire Terrier x Miniature Pinscher)
The Minpinie, also called the Yorkie Pin, is a mix of a Yorkshire Terrier and a Miniature Pinscher. This Yorkie mixed breed combines the Yorkie’s exuberance with the Pinscher’s iconic black and rust coat and pointy ears. Minpinies are natural athletes, and absolutely love children – and you’ll love the novelty of watching your kids play with a pint-sized Doberman.
14. Morkie (Yorkshire Terrier x Maltese)
Also called a Malkie or a Yortese (nobody can agree), this crossover mixes the Yorkshire Terrier’s energy with the Maltese’s love of lap time. If you find Malteses a bit too passive and Yorkies a little too hyper, a Morkie/Yortese/Maltiork/whatever could be the right best friend for you.
15. Pugshire (Yorkshire Terrier x Pug)
In our opinion, they missed an opportunity by not calling this Yorkie mix the Porkie, but it’s not up to us. This cross between a Yorkie and a Pug is healthier than a Pug purebred, but still suffers from breathing problems. If you can make sure they get plenty of exercise and don’t gain too much weight, you’ll be in for many good years with one of the world’s cutest dogs.
16. Ratshire Terrier (Yorkshire Terrier x Rat Terrier)
Mixing a Yorkshire and a Rat Terrier results in the Ratshire Terrier, one of the smartest and friendliest mid-sized Yorkie crossbreeds. A little bit larger and a whole lot chiller, Ratshires (we hope “Ratties” doesn’t catch on) are known for their love of learning and showing off new obedience tricks.
17. Shorkie (Yorkshire Terrier x Shih Tzu)
Shih Tzus and Yorkies are both proud dogs. As you might suspect, a Shorkie – the crossbreed between the two – is a lively, independent breed that won’t form a close relationship with you right away. With early training, your Shorkie will acknowledge you as the authority and will become your adoring shadow forever after.
18. Snorkie (Yorkshire Terrier x Mini Schnauzer)
Are you mixing up all these names yet? Get ready, it’s only gonna get worse. Anyway, a Snorkie is a Yorkie/Schnauzer mix, with hardly any stubbornness and a soft spot a mile wide. They’re easy to train and like to get a lot of lap time.
19. Torkie (Yorkshire Terrier x Toy Fox Terrier)
This Yorkie mix combines two terriers, a Yorkshire and a Toy Fox. It has a shaggy coat and relatively long legs. As you might expect, their natural terrier stubbornness is magnified: a Torkie picks the things and people it likes and refuses to budge from either of them. They take some work but easily form an unbreakable bond with their human family.
20. Westkie (Yorkshire Terrier x West Highland Terrier)
Yorkies and Westies are two Terriers that have an awful lot in common: small stature, lustrous coats, boundless energy, and constant readiness to go to war on behalf of their favorite humans. The Westkie inherits all those traits. It’s a compact powerhouse that’s always ready for an adventure. And cute, too!
21. Yoranian (Yorkshire Terrier x Pomeranian)
Yoranians come from mating a Yorkshire Terrier with a Pomeranian. Those afraid that they wouldn’t be able to keep a fragile-framed toy dog safe should give the Yoranian a look; it tends to come out sturdier and healthier than either of its parents.
22. Yorkichon (Yorkshire Terrier x Bichon Frise)
It sounds a bit like a Japanese delicacy, but a Yorkichon is actually a cross between a Yorkie and a Bichon Frise. Yorkichons are cuddly companions with a big advantage – they shed a lot less than your average Yorkie. You’ll need to groom them regularly to keep their coats comfy and lustrous.
23. Yorkillon (Yorkshire Terrier x Papillon)
Papillons are renowned for their refusal to admit that they’re tiny. Combine them with a Yorkie, the other most confident toy breed, and you get the brave, feisty Yorkillon. These teeny pups can defend your home from evildoers and chase a ball with the best of them – and they tire out more quickly, making them a great mix for less active owners.
24. Yorkinese (Yorkshire Terrier x Pekingese)
The Yorkinese, or Peekie, adds the Yorkie’s eyes and ears to the Pekingese’s famous fuzzy mustache. As the child of two lapdogs, the Yorkinese knows how to get its own way, and will need a consistent “pack leader” so it doesn’t develop a Napoleon complex.
25. Yorkipoo (Yorkshire Terrier x Mini Poodle)
Crossing a Yorkie and a Miniature Poodle is an obvious choice, and the utterly sweet results prove it. But there are a few things you should remember about the Yorkipoo. While the Yorkie is a companion dog, Poodles are a working breed, and their Yorkiepoo puppies love to run. A Yorkipoo will love you, but don’t expect a lapdog!
As you can see by now, there’s a Yorkie mix for just about every temperament under the sun. Whether you like big dogs or little dogs, playful runners or chill companions, stubborn monarchs or obedience-school stars, chances are one of these Yorkie mixes will fit the bill.
To find one, we recommend calling around to all the no-kill shelters in your area. These crossbreeds come up pretty frequently, so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding the Yorkie mix you’ve fallen for!
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