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Yorkie Mixes: 20 Different Yorkshire Terrier Crossbreeds

Kelly Wilson

Last Updated: September 21, 2021 | 11 min read

Yorkie Mix

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.

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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.


Yorkillion Mix

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.


Torkie Mix

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.


Golden Yorkie Mix Breed

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.

Yorkie Pin

Yorkie Pin

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.


Dorkie Dog

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.

Boston Yorkie

Boston Yorkie

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.

Final Thoughts

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!

Leave a Comment


Deborah Rapp

October 19, 2021 at 7:05 pm

Why can't I find a breed called Jarkie? Yorkie and Japenese chin mix/


Michelle Schenker

October 20, 2021 at 11:32 am

This article features 20 of the most popular Yorkie mixes but yes, there are many more adorable mixes out there, including the Jarkie. If you would like to share more about yours here, Deborah, that may help some other readers!


barbara mcnicholas

September 28, 2021 at 7:55 am

I have a beautiful black and tan Yorkie mix with a white chest, floppy ears, and curly hair and is extremely small. He is very gentle and friendly dances for humans. I do not see him on your list of yorkies. He is so cute and beautiful. I now wonder what type he is. He stops by every one we pass. He reminds me of a baby teddy bear. He is 16 months old.


Apiffany Gaither Billings

September 28, 2021 at 4:31 pm

We have an article about teddy bear dogs. Maybe you can check it out and see if you notice one that looks similar to your dog.



September 19, 2021 at 2:31 am

I adopted a Torkie when she was 8 months old. I was her third owner (but her first mommy). We have been together now for one year. I live in a secure complex. We go for walks, but whenever she gets a chance she is out and won't come back when I call her. I have learned to leave her and after a while she returns on her own. At first this used to upset me, but I have learned to accept this.


Sandy thomas

September 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm

I’m interested in the Yorkipoo, corkie, and goldenshire.


Sandy Thomas

September 6, 2021 at 3:22 pm

I am looking to adopt or buy a Yorkshire mix.


Apiffany Gaither Billings

September 10, 2021 at 4:53 pm

There are several places to purchase or adopt a Yorkshire mix.


Denise White

August 31, 2021 at 10:29 am

You left out the Shorkie. Cross between a Shih-TSU and yorkie. I have one and it is a wonderful pairing.


Valerie Matei

August 30, 2021 at 7:37 pm

I have a beautiful dog…half border collie and half Yorkie. I had her DNA done and was told she was a designer dog. Her legs are too short for her body. She looks like a big yorkie. I hope it was an accident. She was found on the street at one month of age. She has the intelligence of a border collie and the beauty of a Yorkshire terrier. She is beautiful.


Karen Wilhelm

August 29, 2021 at 10:39 am

We have a Snorkie and she's perfect. Loving, well behaved and a great companion. As she is aging, my husband and I are looking to get another one. Just couldn't imagine her not being with us forever. It seems they are hard to find. Ours was a rescue from the SPCA. Do you have any suggestions where we could find one?


Susan C Lokerse

July 2, 2021 at 2:51 pm

I have a dog that friend gave me when my husband passed away in April 2014. Jack was only maybe 6-8 weeks old. I was told his dad was a Yorkshire Terrier and mom was a Jack Russell. Jack's healthy weight size is 351lbs. His looks on his face definitely have a wiry Russell look. Then only from neck to chest, he has Yorkie wavy medium hair. Then it's short all the way to the tail with a little medium hair length in the tail.

He has short legs broad chest and very solid and strong. I'm just wondering about the weight because he seems to be bigger than average for this crossbreed. He has mohawk hair on top of his head, floppy ears. Black face, and a white tummy.


Kelly Wilson

July 2, 2021 at 8:15 pm

Sounds like a great dog, Susan! Keep in mind that mixes can vary in size. It's quite possible that your pup is bigger because one of his parents was. Or, he may have a different breed in there somewhere altogether! It might be worth doing a doggy DNA test if you can afford it! Good luck!


Vicki Walker

June 28, 2021 at 5:01 pm

We have a Yorkie mix, a rescue. Wish I knew what she’s mixed with. She’s precious to us!


Kelly Wilson

June 29, 2021 at 6:06 pm

Thanks for commenting Vicki! Sounds like a wonderful pup! I'd recommend using Embark if you are in the market for a DNA test. Their results are accurate and we've had a good experience with them twice now.


Jennifer A Simonds

May 30, 2021 at 6:52 pm

I have a snorkie. She is very smart, loving, well behaved. The only thing you should know about snorkies is that they do not like to be alone or left alone. They have separation anxiety worse than your average pet. So if you work a lot of hours or have a really busy life, you might not want a snorkie. They are perfect for someone retired or someone that doesn't mind taking them everywhere with them.

Mine even goes into the store with me. She sits perfectly in the cart and loves the attention. And you'd be surprised just how many places they are accepted inside..she gives me way more than I could ever give her.


Kelly Wilson

June 1, 2021 at 7:29 pm

Sounds like a wonderful dog, Jennifer! Thanks for stopping by to comment!


Nancy Kooken

April 17, 2021 at 8:25 pm

Love all these dogs they are so cute wish I could have them all love all animals. Humans not so much!


Kelly Wilson

April 18, 2021 at 4:46 pm

Hi Nancy! I had to laugh at your comment, only because I tend to agree at times! Thanks for stopping by our site!


Ann Miller

February 25, 2021 at 7:40 pm

Very informative and love the pictures. I just bought a Rat Terrier but doesn't look like one, so the pictures let me know that mine is a combination of Rat Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier. Very energetic and follows commands. Very protective and as stated, not a small dog. Weighs around 15 pounds and brown/light brown fur. The body is medium length with legs longer than a Yorkshire. I compared various pictures and this is the combination. Thank you so much.


Kelly Wilson

February 26, 2021 at 2:47 pm

I'm glad it helped you identify your pup, Ann! Thanks for stopping by to comment!