What Is a Yorkie Mix? (Solved & Explained!)

Yorkie mixes are designer breeds resulting from Yorkies being mixed with other dog breeds. These include the Chorkie, a cross between a Yorkie and a Chihuahua, the Yorki-Poo, a cross between a Yorkie and a Poodle, the Yorktese, a cross between a Yorkie and a Maltese, and a Dorkie, a cross between a Yorkie and a Dachshund, among many more.

The following details the Yorkshire Terrier mix breeds in detail, exploring in depth the mixes between Yorkies and other popular pure breeds.

What Are Yorkie Mixes?

A mixture of a Yorkshire Terrier and another dog breed. The physical characteristics and personality traits of both breeds can be shared to create cute, loving, and intelligent breeds derived from the Yorkshire Terrier. They can vary in appearance, temperament and trainability from Yorkies and the other parent breeds.

Which Dog Breeds Are Mixed with Yorkies?

  • Yorkie Russell – Jack Russell
  • Chorkie – Chihuahua
  • Yorki-Poo –Toy Poodle
  • Pugshire – Pug
  • Borkie – Beagle
  • Yorktese/Morkie – Maltese
  • Dorkie – Dachshund
  • Yorkie Bichon – Bichon Frise
  • Scorkie – Scottish Terrier
  • King Charles Yorkie – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Boston Yorkie – Boston Terrier
  • Fourche Terrier – West Highland Terrier
  • Yorkie Pom – Pomeranian
  • Snorkie – Miniature Schnauzer
  • Goldenshire – Golden Retriever
  • Yorkinese – Pekingese
  • Corkie – Cocker Spaniel
  • Shorkie – Shih Tzu
  • Yorkeltie – Shetland Sheepdog

Yorkie Russell

Also called a Jorky, a hybrid of the UK’s most popular terriers, the Yorkie and Jack Russell Terrier. At a height of around 15 inches they are a small, energetic dog with a big personality.

Chorkie

A cross between the small breeds of the Yorkie and Chihuahua. They often have the face shape and raised ears of the Chihuahua and the long coat of the Yorkie.

Yorki-Poo

The mix of Yorkie and either Mini or Toy Poodle with hypoallergenic coats leads to another hypoallergenic breed, and also a wonderful calm temperament.

Pugshire

The hybrid of Yorkies and Pugs leads to a small breed at around 15 inches tall and weighing around 10 pounds. Usually these dogs have the distinctive facial features of the pug with the long coat of the Yorkie.

Borkie

This cross between a Yorkie and a Beagle usually inherits the long coat of the Yorkie, with the body shape of the beagle. There is no guarantee whether the dog will have long floppy beagle ears or small Yorkie ears.

Yorktese

Also known as the Morkie, this is a cross between a Yorkie and a Maltese. Both breeds are toy dogs, which are affectionate companions and lap dogs who also love to play.

Dorkie

The adorably named Dorkie is a mix of the miniature breeds of the Yorkie and Dachshund. Often at a height of 7 inches and weighing less than 8 pounds, these tiny dogs inherit the short legs of the sausage dog with the long coat of the Yorkie.

Yorkie Bichon

A Yorkie crossed with a Bichon Frise leads to a small dog, around 9-12 inches in height, and up to 8 pounds in weight. Yorkie Bichon’s have a loving temperament and are gifted with a hypoallergenic coat.

Scorkie

Scorkie’s are a mixture of two beloved terriers, the Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) and the Scottish Terrier (Scottie). Although these dogs are small, at around 9 inches in height, they are true terriers and full of energy, intelligence and stubbornness.

King Charles Yorkie

The cross between the Yorkie and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel results in a loving, affectionate, and devoted dog who is a wonderful companion. Often they have the long, floppy ears associated with spaniels.

Boston Yorkie

This hybrid of a Yorkshire Terrier and Boston Terrier creates feisty, intelligent dogs who are easy to train. They have a shaggy coat and black and white tuxedo type markings.

Fourche Terrier

You may not guess from the name, but this is a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a West Highland White Terrier. They are lively, with excess energy and need lots of exercise.

Yorkie Pom

Also known as a Porkie, or Yoranian, this mix between the miniature toy dogs Yorkie and Pomeranian stand at around 10 inches tall. They are extremely fluffy, energetic and affectionate.

Snorkie

A cross between the Yorkie and Miniature Schnauzer, these are loving and affectionate lapdogs who make great companions and family pets. They are also alert and can act as little watchdogs.

Goldenshire

A mix of a small Yorkie and a large Golden Retriever, these dogs are incredibly intelligent, obedient and easy to train. They will often inherit the retriever coat, which involves lots of shedding, rather than the hypoallergenic coat of the Yorkie.

Yorkinese

A crossbreed of the Yorkie and Pekingese, these are loyal and affectionate lapdogs, though they also act independent. They have lots of hair, which is long and can grow over their face.

Corkie

This Yorkie and Cocker Spaniel mix is an intelligent dog who aims to please, and so is easy to train. They have a long straight coat and the long floppy ears of a spaniel.

Shorkie

The Shorkie combines the tiny feistiness of both the Yorkie and the Shih Tzu. They can have ‘small dog syndrome’, are high energy, stubborn and lively.

Yorkeltie

Combining the Yorkie with the Shetland Sheep Dog creates a highly intelligent, instinctive and obedient dog.

Why Are Yorkshire Terriers a Popular Dog to Mix Breed?

Yorkies have desirable traits – they are loving, affectionate, energetic, intelligent, and alert dogs. These desirable traits can easily be elevated by mixing with other breeds to create the perfect dog for you – they can be bred with snuggly dogs to become small lap dogs, with protective dogs to be little watch dogs, or with those less stubborn for easier training.

What Are the Characteristics of Yorkshire Terriers?

Yorkies are small terrier dogs originating from the United Kingdom. According to Royal Canin they have a height of around 21cm and weigh up to 3.2kgs. On average they live to be 16 years old. Physically they have small ears and a flat face with a short muzzle. Their coat is hypoallergenic, usually black and tan or blue in color.