Many people love Yorkies for their sour but sweet personalities. They are not super clingy, but they love a good snuggle! They are not aggressive, but they protect you and act like mini watchdogs.
It is no wonder the Yorkshire Terrier is the 13th most popular dog breed in the world.
This dog has a spritely, energetic, and affectionate nature.
These traits become even more desirable when mixed with other popular dog breeds. Mixing Yorkies with other breeds can create a dog that is more snuggly, more protective, or more athletic. Some crosses may even be less stubborn than the hard-nosed Yorkie.
Below are the top 20 Yorkshire Terrier crosses. Some of them are snuggly couch potatoes, while others are never ending balls of energy. Keep reading to find your favorite…
The possibilities of Yorkie mixes are endless. They started to boom in the US during the last twenty years. These hybrid pups are created when a purebred Yorkshire Terrier is bred with another dog breed.
Typically, Yorkies are bred with other toy or small dog breeds. Toy Poodles and Chihuahuas are two popular choices!
You may be wondering why the Yorkie is sought after to breed mix pups?
Many owners want to harness the amazing and lovable qualities of the Yorkie and mix them with other breeds. This creates a cross that has even more desirable traits.
Some crosses result in pups that are larger than others. Some are more trainable. Some of them are snuggly couch potatoes. Nevertheless, every Yorkie cross will result in an adorable pup that makes a great companion.
Let’s dig a little deeper into our top 20.
1. Yorkipoo (Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle)
The Yorkipoo is created when a Yorkie is bred with a Poodle. Most commonly a Toy or Miniature Poodle is used for breeding, instead of a Standard Poodle. This allows for the mix to remain small, weighing between 4 to 15 pounds.
Yorkipoos make excellent companions because of their loving, cuddly, and bubbly nature. They are also extremely smart and trainable.
The appearance of the Yorkipoo ranges from a curly to straight coat, but it will always be soft! Due to the Poodle’s genes this mix is low shedding, but they will require more frequent grooming appointments.
2. Morkie (Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese)
The Morkie, otherwise known as a “fluff ball”, is a mix between a Yorkie and Maltese. Do not confuse them for the Morkie Poo which is a mix between a Yorkie and Poodle.
This mix can be white, brown, black, or a combination of these colors. Their coat is long, smooth, and non-shedding making them a great choice for allergy sufferers.
Morkies are loving, sociable, tough, and energetic. They make the ultimate lap dog, but this mix is stubborn. Training can be a headache if owners do not have patience.
Generally, this breed is healthy and can live 10 to 14 years. They are known for reverse sneezing, which sounds like they are making a honking noise. It may sound harmful, but it generally has no detrimental effects.
3. Porkie (Yorkshire Terrier and Pomeranian)
The Porkie is also known as a Yorkie Pom, Yoranian Terrier, and Yoranian. This is one of the smaller Yorkie mixes on this list and is a cross between a standard or teacup Pomeranian and a teacup Yorkie.
They may be small, but they are mighty!
This mix has a boisterous personality that is larger than life.
Due to their small size, the Porkie makes an excellent apartment dog. They can be yippy and experience separation anxiety, so getting on top of those traits will be important for new owners.
Pups can have silky, long fur or thick and fluffy coats depending on if the Pomeranian or Yorkie genes dominate.
4. Shorkie (Yorkshire Terrier and Shih Tzu)
The Shorkie is a tiny, yet tenacious, mix between a Shih Tzu and a Yorkie. They are small, but they do not know it! A Shorkie will act as if it is a large dog trapped in a small dog’s body. In other words, they are high-energy and high-strung lap dogs.
Shorkies are best suited for owners with an active lifestyle. They are lively, energetic, loving, loyal, and stubborn. Many consider them to be lap dogs that are high energy.
One flaw of this mix is that they have short attention spans, making training hard. They require short and frequent training sessions as puppies.
Their coat is also high maintenance, so they require monthly grooming. Expect your Shorkie to have long fur that can be brown, black, red, fawn or white.
5. Chorkie (Yorkshire Terrier and Chihuahua)
When a Chihuahua and a Yorkie are bred together, they create the confident Chorkie. Chorkies are one of the smallest Yorkie mixes standing only six inches tall.
The Chorkie is energetic, affectionate, feisty, and confident.
Also, it is known for being quite yappy.
Chorkies have long hair from the Yorkie and tall pointy ears from the Chihuahua. It would not be unheard of for a Chorkie to have floppy ears, though. Chihuahua genes also mean this mix comes in a wide variety of colors like faun and cream.
This cross is best suited for single owners, because the Chihuahua part of the mix thrives best with one caretaker.
6. Snorkie (Yorkshire Terrier and Miniature Schnauzer)
Not to be confused with the Shorkie, the Snorkie is a mix between a Yorkie and Miniature Schnauzer. Snorkies make great companions and are one of the most kind-hearted crosses on this list! They live well in families with older children.
Snorkies are kind, social, playful, and spirited.
As adults they can weigh up to 15 pounds and have a coat that is straight and silky.
If you are looking for a mischievous, goofball pup, the Snorkie may be a great companion for you!
7. Ratshire (Yorkshire Terrier and Rat Terrier)
The Ratshire has a double dose of Terrier! It is a Yorkie mixed with Rat Terrier.
Double the Terrier means double the stubbornness and energy.
Ratshires can be hard to potty train due to their stubborn streaks. Also, they are not suitable for a sedentary or lazy lifestyle. Ratshires want to constantly be on the go. They thrive best when they have access to a backyard or can go to a dog park with active families.
The Ratshire is only 12 inches tall, but it has a strong athletic build. Most pups have a white patchy coat that is medium length and sheds.
8. Jorkie (Yorkshire Terrier and Jack Russell Terrier)
The Jorkie is a popular mix between a Yorkie and Jack Russell Terrier. As one of the smaller Yorkie mix breeds, the Jorkie will not grow taller than 12 inches. Despite its small size, the Jorkie is jam packed with energy! It does not want to be a couch potato.
Jorkies are inquisitive, energetic, playful, affectionate and social.
Due to their social and loving nature, the Jorkie will whine and bark to get your attention. This mix is best suited for active individuals who promote lots of play and physical activity.
9. Dorkie (Yorkshire Terrier and Dachshund)
The Dorkie is half Dachshund and half Yorkie. The most notable feature of this cross is their short and stubby legs inherited from the Dachshund.
Despite its name, the Dorkie is certainly not a dork!
Adjectives that describe them better include: smart, spunky, lively, loving and playful.
A good nickname for a Dorkie would be “shadow.” This is because they love to follow their owner around and act like shadows!
The Dorkie’s coat can be straight or wiry and can be brown, black, tan, blue, or any of these colors combined.
10. Yorkinese (Yorkshire Terrier and Pekingese)
When a Pekingese and a Yorkshire Terrier are bred together, they create the headstrong and strong-willed Yorkinese. The Yorkinese is not a good choice for first time dog owners because of their stubborn nature. Training can be a nightmare for first-time Terrier owners!
Besides being stubborn, this mix is known for being sassy, alert, aloof and confident.
The Yorkinese’s coat can have a lot of variation. If they take after the Yorkie, the coat will be longer and silky. If they take after the Pekingese, the coat will be shorter and wiry.
11. Havashire (Yorkshire Terrier and Havanese)
The Havashire is a happy go lucky Havanese and mix. This cheerful mix is often compared with a Cavachon because their sweet personality can capture anyone’s heart. They are able to thrive in any home and just want to love you.
Havashires are loyal, loving, lively, playful and silly.
The Havashire’s coat feels like velvet and is very fine. It has one of the softest coats of all the Yorkie mixes! But, because of this, they have difficulty staying warm in the winter. It is recommended they wear a jacket or coat while outside in cold weather.
12. Corkie (Yorkshire Terrier and Cocker Spaniel)
The caring Corkie is created when a Cocker Spaniel and a Yorkshire Terrier mix. This cross is a favorite companion for all members of the family, ranging from young to old. The charismatic Corkie is a great addition for families with children of all ages.
A Corkie is a medium sized dog breed, but is one of the larger Yorkie mixes. When fully grown they may reach 20 pounds.
They are smart, loving, obedient, and playful.
Corkies are very needy and dependent. They will be glued to their owners 24/7! Due to this trait, they are prone to separation anxiety which makes crate training and socialization important in a pup’s early development.
13. Borkie (Yorkshire Terrier and Beagle)
The Borkie is a mix between a Beagle and a Yorkshire Terrier.
When fully grown, the Borkie can stand 15 inches tall and weighs 20 to 25 pounds. Like the Corkie, it is one of the larger breeds.
Borkies are outgoing, energetic, fun-loving, and intelligent pups.
The Borkie can thrive in just about any household, but they can be very vocal and voice their opinion often! This boisterous mix has a silky, medium to long coat that can come in black, gray, tan, brown, and tri-color varieties.
14. Goldenshire (Yorkshire Terrier and Golden Retriever)
This golden-hearted mix is affectionate, energetic, adventurous, and a natural leader.
Goldenshires can look similar to Yorkiepoos because both crosses are large and have textured hair coats. Typically, Goldenshires have long and silky fur that can be yellow, gold, tan, or black in color.
Due to their Golden Retriever personality this mix makes an excellent family dog.
15. Pugshire (Yorkshire Terrier and Pug)
The Pugshire is a mix of Yorkie and Pug that makes a great guard dog along with being a wonderful companion. The watchdog nature of this mix is due to their potential for barking and always being alert. The Yorkie in them means they always have the tendency to bark.
Pugshires are stubborn, smart, playful, and full of energy.
Similar to the Yorkinese, this mix can be stubborn and difficult to train. It is recommended that a Pugshire’s owner has previous Terrier experience.
Pugshires are social butterflies and love to make new friends! They make excellent additions to households with current furry friends.
16. King Charles Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
The King Charles Yorkie is a sensitive sweetheart that is a mix of Yorkie and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. You get the best of both worlds when these two breeds are mixed! They have the fire and spunk of the Yorkie mixed with the gentle and sweet hearted nature of the Cavalier.
This mix is lively, patient, loving, and active.
King Charles Yorkies have straight, silky hair that is medium to long in length. Daily brushing and monthly grooming appointments will be necessary to keep their coat healthy and in tip top shape.
Due to the King Charles Yorkie’s sensitive nature, they are better off living with single adults who stay at home most of the day. They can be prone to separation anxiety when left alone.
17. Yorkie Pin (Yorkshire Terrier and Miniature Pinscher)
The Yorkie Pin is the athlete of this list! A mix between a Miniature Pinscher and a Yorkie, their athletic build and chasing instincts make them great for sporty individuals. They love a good game of fetch or tug-o-war.
Yorkie Pins need a fenced yard to keep them contained during play-time. They are notorious for being trouble makers, so it is important for them to always be supervised or crate trained.
They are brave, confident, energetic, and affectionate.
If you are looking to add a fearless leader to your family, look no further. The Yorkie Pin is the pup for you!
18. Yorkichon (Yorkshire Terrier and Bichon Frise)
The Yorkichon is an adorable cross between a Bichon Frise and Yorkie. They will be your best friend and the first one to greet you when you get home! Many adults adopt Yorkichons because of their watchdog qualities.
Yorkichons are friendly, smart, curious, and loving.
They are all sunshine and rainbows! They will be the highlight of your day and always brighten your mood.
19. Carkie (Yorkshire Terrier and Cairn Terrier)
The curious Carkie is a cross between a Cairn Terrier and a Yorkie.
Carkies have a very soft wiry coat that comes in red, black, brindle, blue and tan, black and tan, or black and gold.
They are spritely, curious, intelligent, loving, lively, and spunky. However, Carkies can be stubborn and bossy, so proper socialization is a must.
The Carkie is great for couples who have the time to socialize and train them.
20. Westkie (Yorkshire Terrier and West Highland White Terrier)
The Westkie is the party animal of this list that is a West Highland White Terrier and Yorkie mix. This breed loves to go on adventures and thrives in active households. They are suitable for both sporty individuals and active families.
Westkies are lively, playful, smart, hard-nosed, and affectionate.
If you are looking for an adventure buddy, the Westkie is your match. This cross will not pass up good time!
Which Is The Best Mix?
Many people love Yorkies for their small size, yet larger than life personalities. When these traits are mixed with those of other small dog breeds, it creates a lovable and lively companion.
The possibilities of Yorkie mixes are endless. They not only have cute and silly names, but they are cute and silly themselves! The best mix for you may depend on your age, family life, and activity level:
- Single Adult – Chorkie.
- Couples – Dorkie.
- Families with young children – Goldenshire.
- Families with older children – Yorkipoo.
- Seniors – Havashire.
Without a doubt, the Yorkie has a lot of excellent traits that make it great for cross breeding. If you have a Yorkie mix in your life, we would love to hear about it! Feel free to leave a comment below.