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!