12 Yorkie Mix Dogs You’ll Fall Head Over Heels For

Yorkshire Terriers are some of the world’s most coveted dogs. In fact, it wasn’t that long ago when Yorkies were even considered some of the most costly purse pups in the United States. Beloved for their small size and spunky personality, Yorkies make excellent pets for older, active families, singles, seniors and retirees.

Of course, they’re not the ideal dog for everyone.

Enter the Yorkie mix! Thanks to the popular trend of canine crossbreeding, you now have the option of getting the perfect Yorkie mix that fits right in with your home and family.

That’s because with a Yorkie mix, you’re able to get that cute, compact dog with a mixture of temperamental and physical traits you’ll love.

But before we dive into our favorite 12 Yorkie Mix dogs, let’s first talk about the Yorkie.

Meet The Yorkshire Terrier

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The Yorkshire Terrier is a bred ratting dog. His spunk and charm make him a popular companion today.

Weight: 7 to 8 Inches

Height: 7 Pounds

Temperament: Spirited, Intelligent, Affectionate, Playful, Spunky

Lifespan: 11 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Hypoglycemia, Legg Perthes Disease, Retinal Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Skin Allergies, Liver Shunt, Collapsed Trachea, Kneecap Dislocation, Pancreatitis, Dental Disease, Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis, and Cataracts

Overview:

The Yorkshire Terrier is a spirited dog with a big personality. Developed and perfected in Yorkshire and Lancashire, the Yorkie was designed to be a small, vivacious ratting dog. His purpose was to help rid factories, cole mines and buildings of vermin. The Yorkie was coveted for his small size, tough personality and resilience.

However, he soon made a name for himself as a devoted and doted on family companion. The Yorkshire Terrier eventually became a favorite for women, who carried these dogs around in small bags and purses. This is still true for many Yorkies today!

This big dog in a small dog’s body is friendly, people-oriented, and simply adorable.

What You Should Know About The Designer Dog Debate

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Though crossbreeding has been ongoing for centuries, it is rather controversial in modern-day society.

Crossbreeding is nothing new. In fact, evidence shows it has been going on for nearly as long as the human/dog relationship. That said, the reason for crossbreeding dogs has changed drastically over the years, and this has led many concerned canine enthusiasts to raise doubt about the practice, especially when it comes to buying and selling first and second generation crossbreeds.

What Is Crossbreeding?

Crossbreeding is a long-standing practice breeders have used for centuries to breed and perfect certain dogs. Originally, crossbreeding was designed to help create dogs for working purposes.

However, it takes generations for crossbreed dogs to be considered purebred, and early generation crossbreeds must go through years and years of perfecting and breeding before they can be considered a breed in their own right.

But what is a crossbreed?

Have you ever heard of a designer dog, hybrid dog or mixed breed? All of these are terms for what we know as crossbreeding. A crossbreed dog is a dog like the Yorkie Mix, which is the offspring of two different purebreds.

Although the lines are merky, there is a difference between crossbreed dogs and mutts. Experts say that crossbreed dogs are the result of two specifically chosen purebreds while mutts have a long list of different doggy DNA in their genetic history.

But while crossbreeds ride a fine line between being a purebred and a mutt, they are often bred and sold for as much as their purebred counterparts.

This is part of the debate. You see, crossbreed dogs, especially if they are early generation crossbreeds, are less predictable than purebreds when it comes to temperament, health and physical appearance.

On the flip side, there have been some studies that provide evidence that crossbreed dogs may actually be healthier than purebreds due to their wider gene pool. Of course, this too depends on genetics and generation, and it should also be noted that, while crossbreeds do have a wider gene pool, they may also have a longer list of health issues to contend with.

But in order to understand more about the Yorkie mix, crossbreed dogs and crossbreed predictability, we need to understand what an early generation crossbreed is.

Understanding the Term “Generation” When It Comes To Crossbreeding

There can be a multitude of generations when it comes to a crossbreed dog, so this term can be very confusing. However, when looking at crossbreed dogs of today, most people consider early generation crossbreds to be any dog three generations or less.

For example, a Yorkie Mix that is a first generation crossbreed is a dog that is the direct descendant of a purebred Yorkie and a purebred Poodle.

A Yorkie Mix that is a second generation crossbreed is a dog whose parents are first generation Yorkie mixes. A third generation would mean a Yorkie mix has grandparents that are also yorkie mix dogs.

And this can go on and on. The older generation of Yorkie mix you get, the more predictable your Yorkie mix will be when it comes to temperament, physical appearance and health issues.

Pros and Cons of Investing In A Crossbreed Like The Yorkie Mix

Pros:

  • Crossbreed dogs have a wider genepool and thus may be healthier
  • A crossbreed provides you with the ability to get the unique dog you want
  • Crossbreed dogs are easy to find both through rescues and through breeders

Cons:

  • Some crossbreeds are just as costly as purebreds when going through breeders
  • Crossbreed dogs may have a longer list of health issues to contend with
  • Crossbreed dogs are not yet eligible for show or competition in most regions

Alright, now that all of that is out of the way, it’s time to talk about the fun stuff. Let’s take a look at 12 Yorkie mix dogs you’re sure to fall in love with!

1. The Yorkie Poo

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The Yorkie Poo is a mix between the toy Poodle and the Yorkie.

A Cross Between: The Yorkshire Terrier and the Toy Poodle

Weight: 3 to 14 Pounds

Height: 7 to 15 Inches

Temperament: Intelligent, Playful, People Oriented, Fun-Loving

Lifespan: 12 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Cataracts, Retinal Detachment, Corneal Dystrophy, Dry Eye, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Hypoglycemia, Endocardiosis, and Dental Disease

Best Suited For: Families, Singles, Seniors, Retirees, Couples

Overview:

The Yorkie Poo is a clever, athletic, and family-oriented Yorkie Mix perfect for older families and active singles, seniors and retirees. Most Yorkie Poo dogs are a mix between the Yorkie and the Toy Poodle, but you can find larger Yorkie Poo dogs if your Yorkie Poo is a mix between a Yorkie and a Miniature Poodle.

Larger Yorkie Poo dogs are ideal for families with children, as they are more compact and less likely to get easily injured. The Yorkie Poo specifically is a great Yorkie mix for families, as this dog is friendly, playful and high energy.

2. The Morkie

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Morkie dogs are half cuddly companions, half fun-loving adventurers.

A Cross Between: The Yorkshire Terrier and The Maltese

Weight: 7 to 13 Pounds

Height: 4 to 10 Inches

Temperament: Sweet, Playful, Friendly, Affectionate

Lifespan: 15 to 18 Years

Health Issues: Dental Disease, Collapsed Trachea, Reverse Sneezing, Portosystemic Shunt, and Patellar Luxation

Best Suited For: Older Families, Singles, Seniors, Retirees, Couples

Overview:

The Maltese is a bred companion dog with a sweet, playful nature. The Yorkie is a spirited ratting terrier with lots of sass. When combined, you get the sweet and playful Morkie.

Morkies can look different depending on the generation you obtain, but this is a Yorkie Mix that is sure to steal your heart. Small, compact and family-oriented, Morkie dogs require a moderate amount of exercise and do well in apartment settings.

However, they can be quite small and may be prone to injury if handled too roughly. Be sure to monitor children around a Morkie and make sure they know how to respectfully interact with the family dog.

3. The Chorkie

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Chorkie dogs are pint-sized pups, but they have no clue!

A Cross Between: The Chihuahua and the Yorkshire Terrier

Weight: 8 to 15 Pounds

Height: 6 to 9 Inches

Temperament: Sassy, Clever, Affectionate, Independant

Lifespan: 14 to 18 Years

Health Issues: Allergies, Skin Issues, Patellar Luxation, Hypothyroidism, Dental Disease, Collapsed Trachea

Best Suited For: Seniors, Singles, Retirees, Couples, Single-Dog Households

Overview:

The Chorkie is a Yorkie mix that combines the playful and energetic Yorkie with the sassy and almost human-like Chihuahua. Although Chorkie dogs are very small, they have no clue. They are a very big dog in a little tiny body and can be prone to picking some big fights if they feel antagonized.

Keep an eye on your Chorkie around youngsters, as they may not be patient enough to be handled or played with. However, Chorkies will adore being the apple of your eye and will keep you laughing and on your toes.

These dogs do well in apartments and smaller spaces, and are independent little crossbreeds who won’t mind entertaining themselves when you are busy.

4. The Snorkie

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A mix between the Mini Schnauzer and the Yorkie, Snorkie dogs have a high prey drive and lots of playful energy.

A Cross Between: The Yorkshire Terrier and the Miniature Schnauzer

Weight: 7 to 25 Pounds

Height: 7 to 14 Inches

Temperament: Friendly, Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent

Lifespan: 12 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Pancreas Issues, Cataracts, Skin Infections, Heart Issues, Epilepsy, Renal Failure, and Eye Issues

Best Suited For: Active Families, Singles, Retirees, Couples

Overview:

Snorkie dogs are excellent additions to households with youngsters and other dogs. They are playful, energetic and highly intelligent. However, Snorkie dogs come from two dogs bred for hunting, so it’s important to keep in mind these guys will have a high prey drive for smaller animals like rabbits, squirrels and birds.

It’s important to ensure you keep your backyard securely fenced and that you walk this Yorkie Mix on a leash and harness at all times when out and about to keep him safe.

5. The Torkie

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Torkie dogs are a unique mix between the Yorkie and the Toy Fox Terrier

A Cross Between: The Yorkshire Terrier and The Toy Fox Terrier

Weight: 7 to 10 Pounds

Height: 8 to 9 Inches

Temperament: Affectionate, Intelligent

Lifespan: 13 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Cataracts, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Portosystemic Shunt, Bronchitis, Dental Disease

Best Suited For: Singles, Seniors, Retirees, Couples

Overview:

The Torkie is a Yorkie Mix that does well in homes with primarily adults or older children. Small and sweet, the Torkie is an affectionate cuddler that loves to be the apple of his family’s eye.

However, Torkie dogs are quite small and could be easily injured if handled too roughly. It’s important to work with smaller children on how to carefully interact and hold the family dog to reduce chances of injury.

We should also note that Torkie dogs can be prone to impatience and nipping if they are played with too roughly or become scared.

Otherwise, Torkies are quiet, eager to please and the perfect companion dog for those in apartments. They require very little exercise and enjoy following their humans from room to room.

6. The Pugshire

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The Yorkie Pug Mix makes an adorable combination called the Pugshire.

A Cross Between: The Yorkshire Terrier and The Pug

Weight: 7 to 10 Pounds

Height: 12 to 14 Inches

Temperament: Friendly, Funny, Sassy, Mischievous, Sweet

Lifespan: 12 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Hypoglycemia, Tremors, Dental Disease, Low Blood Sugar, Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome, Skin Issues, Allergies

Best Suited For: Families, Singles, Couples, Retirees

Overview:

If you love Pugs and you love Yorkies, then you’re going to adore the Pugshire! A Yorkie mix unlike any other, the Pugshire is a hilarious combination of mischief, playfulness, intelligence and affection.

Though small, Pugshires are compact and outgoing. They do well in homes with families and other pets and will enjoy keeping their people entertained. However, the Pug specifically does have some unique health issues due to his flattened face.

If your Yorkie mix inherits his pug parent’s skull structure, you may end up dealing with some respiratory issues that could be costly down the road.

7. The Yoranian

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A mix between the Yorkie and the Pomeranian, Yoranians are sweet, sassy and way too cute.

A Cross Between: The Yorkshire Terrier and the Pomeranian

Weight: 3 to 7 Pounds

Height: 6 to 12 Inches

Temperament: Friendly, Social, Outgoing, Playful, Active

Lifespan: 12 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Dental Disease, Tracheal Collapse, Skin Issues, Respiratory Disease, Eye Issues, Epilepsy, Respiratory Infections, and Kidney Issues

Best Suited For: Older Families, Active Retirees, Singles, Couples

Overview:

This small Yorkie Mix will surprise you with his level of energy. A mix between the Pomeranian and the Yorkie, the Yoranian is a descendant of a Spitz and a Terrier, meaning he will be active, outgoing and a little bit bossy.

Yorarian dogs can do well with children and other pets, though they may be quite small and therefore prone to injury. It’s important to keep an eye on them during play with youngsters and larger dogs.

We should also note that your Yoranian may or may not be hypoallergenic depending on his generation. This is something to consider if you suffer from allergies.

8. The Boston Yorkie

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Boston Yorkies are distinguished looking dogs with funny, sweet personalities.

A Cross Between: The Yorkshire Terrier and the Boston Terrier

Weight: 10 to 25 Pounds

Height: 9 to 17 Inches

Temperament: Clever, Lively, Outgoing, Playful

Lifespan: 12 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Skin Issues, Cataract Diabetes, Dry Eyes, Atopic Dermatitis, Mitral Valve Disease, Patellar Luxation, Cushing’s Disease

Best Suited For: Families, Singles, Active Retirees, Couples

Overview:

We love this Yorkie mix for anyone with children and other pets. The Boston Yorkie is a friendly, intelligent dog that is compact enough to play with children and sweet enough to cuddle up for a snuggle by the fire.

Boston Yorkies have a unique look. Like the Yoranian, Boston Yorkies may or may not be hypoallergenic depending on their generation. We should also remind you that the Boston Yorkie is a Yorkie mix that combines two terriers. This means the Terrier temperament will be strong!

9. The Yorkinese

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Yorkinese dogs are sweet, affectionate and great for older families, singles or seniors.

A Cross Between: The Yorkshire Terrier and The Pekingese

Weight: 5 to 14 Pounds

Height: 6 to 9 Inches

Temperament: Intelligent, Affectionate, Stubborn

Lifespan: 13 to 16 Years

 

Health Issues: Patellar Luxation, Portacaval Shunt, entropion, Tracheal Collapse, Skin Fold Dermatitis, Brachycephalic Syndrome, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome, Hydrocephalus, KCS, Eye Issues Mitral Valve Disease and Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Best Suited For: Singles, Seniores, Retirees, Couples

Overview:

The Yorkinese is a Yorkie Mix that is perhaps not the best dog for young families. While this dog is a loving, affectionate and adorable companion dog for older adults, singles, retirees and couples, he can be impatient with children and prone to snapping.

This may be due to his small size, but could also be due to the fact that the Yorkinese’s Pekingese parent breed hails from an origin of pampering and royalty.

A bonafide lap dog, the Yorkinese is the ideal apartment companion for anyone looking for a snuggle buddy.

10. The Yorkillon

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Those ears! That face! We can’t get enough of the Yorkillon.

A Cross Between: The Yorkshire Terrier and The Papillion

Weight: 7 to 9 Pounds

Height: 8 to 10 Inches

Temperament: Alert, Friendly, Affectionate, Lively

Lifespan: 13 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Patellar Luxation, Deafness, portacaval Shunt, Hip Dysplasia, mitral Valve Disease, hypoglycemia, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Collapsed Trachea, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Cataracts, Follicular Dysplasia, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Best Suited For: Older Families, Seniors, Singles, Couples, Retirees

Overview:

The Papillion is named for his butterfly-shaped ears, so if you wind up with a Yorkie Mix that is a cross between a Papillon and a Yorkie, prepare for some show-stopping ears.

This is a crossbreed that combines brains and beauty, not to mention a totally sweet disposition. Papillons are small, but Yorkies are smaller, so this Yorkie mix could vary in size. Like many Yorkie mix dogs on this list, the Yorkillion is also a mix between one hypoallergenic dog and one dog that is a moderate shedder.

If you are intent on getting a crossbreed Yorkillion that is hypoallergenic, it’s best to either find an adult dog whose coat has already been established or to attempt to go through a breeder that breeds older generations of Yorkillon dogs.

11. The Havashire

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The Havashire is a show-stopping mix between the sweet Havanese and the spunky Yorkie.

A Cross Between: The Yorkshire Terrier and the Havanese

Weight: 9 to 16 Pounds

Height: 9 to 12 Inches

Temperament: Companionable, Friendly, Intelligent, Eager-to-Please, Trainable

Lifespan: 12 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Chondrodysplasia, Patellar Luxation, Mitral Valve Disease, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Deafness, Bone and Joint Issues, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cherry Eye and Epilepsy

Best Suited For: Older Families, Singles, Seniors, Retirees, Couples

Overview:

Are you ready for the ideal companion Yorkie Mix? Then look no further than the Havashire. An adorable cross between the Havanese and the Yorkie, a Havashire is a friendly, devoted companion that is famous for his good nature and sweet disposition. This is a Yorkie Mix that is hypoallergenic, eager to please, easy to train and family-oriented.

They do best in homes where owners are around often, as they could be prone to suffering from separation anxiety. Havashires can also do well with children and other pets, though they are small and should be treated gently.

12. The Borkie

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The Beagle Yorkie mix is a lesser known Yorkie Hybrid, though he is rising in popularity.

A Cross Between: The Yorkshire Terrier and The Beagle

Weight: 15 to 25 Pounds

Height: 12 to 15 Inches

Temperament: Playful, Outgoing, Friendly, Gentle, Adoring

Lifespan: 10 to 15 Years

Health Issues: Epilepsy, Patellar Luxation, Eye issues, Hypothyroidism, Intervertebral Disk Disease, Beagle Dwarfism, Earin Infections, Collapsed Trachea, and Hip Dysplasia

Best Suited For: Families, Active Singles, Active Retirees, Couples

Overview:

If you’re looking for a Yorkie Mix that would be the perfect addition to homes with children, you may have found it in the Borkie. A mix between the playful and kid-oriented Beagle and the sassy Yorkshire Terrier, the Borkie is a combination of sass and fun-loving energy.

This is a Yorkie mix that is best suited for active families and adults, and will do well in homes with a backyard. He will also love having other doggy playmates to help keep him busy!

However, Beagles are shedders, which means this Yorkie mix may not be ideal for allergy sufferers. Again, if you wish to find a Borkie that is definitely considered hypoallergenic, it’s best to either obtain an adult Borkie or go through breeders who breed second or third generation Borkie dogs.

Is A Yorkie Mix Right For You? Let’s Find Out!

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It’s important to remember that not every Yorkie mix is right for every family or owner.

Picking the right Yorkie Mix for you and your family will take time, energy and patience. It’s important to remember that not all Yorkie mix dogs are going to be right for every home type or family.

While Yorkies specifically are intelligent, small, feisty and affectionate, some of these Yorkie mixes are not. Before you decide if a particular Yorkie mix above is right for you, it’s important to consider your home type, lifestyle, and the specific mix of dog you are interested in.

If you’re a busy family, it’s best not to get a Yorkie mix that could be prone to suffering from separation anxiety. If you’re active and outgoing, we recommend investing in a Yorkie mix that is higher energy and down for adventures.

If there are children or other pets in the home, refrain from getting a Yorkie mix that is impatient or prone to injury. Remember, every dog is unique, but all dogs require a certain amount of time, commitment and care.

So, are you ready to get a Yorkie mix? We want to help you find the best dog possible. Keep reading.

How To Find A Healthy Yorkie Mix Puppy Or Rescue Dog

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Picking the right puppy goes beyond choosing the mix. It’s also important to go through reputable sources.

Picking out your Yorkie mix is an exciting process, but it can also be stressful and daunting. This is especially true if you don’t know where to look or which sources to go through. While we can’t tell you which shelter or breeder is best for you, we can give you some pointers on what to look for in quality sources and what you should consider to be red flags when looking for a dog.

When going through a breeder to obtain a Yorkie mix puppy, it’s best to choose breeders who are certified and who have a history with the particular mix you are interested in. Avoid breeders that are selling puppies for prices that seem way too high. It’s also important to avoid breeders selling dogs for prices that are way too low.

Do a bit of research before you choose the type of yorkie mix you want, and look at the average price of buying that Yorkie mix when going through a breeder so you know what to expect.

It’s also important to remember that quality breeders should be able to provide you with paperwork proving their puppies have been screened and cleared of any major health issues.

Some of the above Yorkie mix dogs can be costly when going through a breeder, but it’s best not to go through unqualified sources in an effort to find a puppy at a bargain price. Doing this could make you susceptible to buying a sick puppy, which can cost you much more money and lots of heartache down the road.

If you do want to keep your costs under control, we recommend adopting a Yorkie mix from a shelter or rescue. Adopting a dog has plenty of benefits that go beyond price, although it is true that rescuing a dog is generally a fraction of what it costs to go through a breeder.

Of course, when you adopt a dog you are also offering a dog in need a good forever home. Plus, if you opt to rescue a Yorkie Mix, you may be more likely to find a dog with a specific appearance or coat type, especially if they are over a year old.

Whichever road you choose to travel when getting your Yorkie mix is up to you and your family. We just hope this article has been a helpful guide on which type of Yorkie mix might be right for you.

Keep us posted on what you think about Yorkie mix dogs by leaving us your thoughts below in the comment section.

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