- 1 Variety Is the Name of the Game with Yorkie Mix Breeds
- 2 Borkie
- 2.1 Carkie
- 2.2 Chiorkull
- 2.3 Corkie
- 2.4 Crustie
- 2.5 Dorkie
- 2.6 Fourche Terrier
- 2.7 Griffonshire
- 2.8 Havashire
- 2.9 Jarkie
- 2.10 King Charles Yorkie
- 2.11 Porgie Poo
- 2.12 Pugshire
- 2.13 Ratshire Terrier
- 2.14 Silkshire Terrier
- 2.15 Snorkie
- 2.16 Torkie
- 2.17 Yochon
- 2.18 Yoraian
- 2.19 Yorkeltie
- 2.20 Yorkie Pin
- 2.21 Yorkie Russell
- 2.22 Yorkie Apso
- 2.23 Yorkillon
- 2.24 Yorkinese
- 2.25 Yorkipoo
- 3 Is a Yorkie Mix Right for You?
- 4 Caring for Yorkie Mix Puppies
- 5 Finding a Yorkshire Terrier Mix
There are so many varieties of Yorkie mix puppies almost anyone looking for a small dog can find one that suits him or her.
Designer mixed breeds are currently growing in popularity because dog lovers are recognizing the value in mixing two desirable breeds into one mix with characteristics from each breed.
If you are having trouble deciding between a Yorkshire Terrier and another small breed, a Yorkshire Terrier Mix might be the best choice for you. Some basic information about Yorkie Mix breeds should help you decide if this is the right pet for you.
Variety Is the Name of the Game with Yorkie Mix Breeds
Yorkshire Terriers are commonly mixed with many different small breeds to create some great choices.
If you love the popular Chihuahua and the Yorkie, consider a Yorkshire Terrier mixed with a Chihuahua; also known as the Chorkie. Another popular mix is the Yorkipoo; a mix between a Yorkie and a Poodle. In fact, there are dozens of possible combinations for you to consider including the ones listed below:
A Borkie is a mix between a Beagle and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Carkie is a mix between a Cairn Terrier and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Chiorkull is a combination of breeds consisting of a Jack Russell Terrier, Chihuahua and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Corkie is a mix between a Cocker Spaniel and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Crustie is a mix between a Chinese Crested and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Dorkie is a mix between a Dachshund and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Fourche Terrier is a mix between a West Highland White Terrier and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Griffonshire is a mix between a Brussels Griffon and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Havashire is a mix between a Havanese and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Jarkie is a mix between a Japanese Chin and a Yorkshire Terrier.
King Charles Yorkie
A King Charles Yorkie is a mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Porgie Poo is a combination of breeds consisting of a Pug, Poodle and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Pugshire is a mix between a Pug and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Ratshire Terrier is a mix between a Rat Terrier and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Silkshire Terrier is a mix between a Silky Terrier and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Snorkie is a mix between a Miniature Schnauzer and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Torkie is a mix between a Toy Fox Terrier and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Yochon is a mix between a Bichon Frise and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Yoraia is a mix between a Pomeranian and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Yorkeltie is a mix between a Scottish Terrier and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Yorkie Pin is a mix between a Miniature Pinscher and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Yorkie Russell is a mix between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Yorkie Apso is a mix between a Lhasa Apso and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Yorkillon is a mix between a Papillon and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Yorkinese is a mix between a Pekingese and a Yorkshire Terrier.
A Yorkipoo is a mix between a Poodle and a Yorkshire Terrier.
Is a Yorkie Mix Right for You?
If you are considering one of these dogs, you will likely be caught up in just how cute these Yorkshire Terrier mix puppies are.
One of the best parts about bringing a new puppy home is how tiny and cute they are, but please consider the long term commitment that a dog is and make sure the puppy you choose is a good match for you.
Your dog’s physical characteristics, personality and needs will depend on which Yorkie mix you choose. The Yorkshire terrier is a popular pet because of its small size and generally low maintenance. They do not require a ton of exercise or an excessive amount of grooming.
The Yorkie’s long coat does require regular brushing, so if the Yorkshire Terrier mix you choose features a long coat like this; be prepared to regularly groom your dog. If these traits appeal to you, be sure to choose a mix of a Yorkie and another small, low maintenance breed such as a Chihuahua or a Maltese.
Caring for Yorkie Mix Puppies
Bringing any puppy into your life requires time and preparation. You should be sure your home is safe and does not contain anything potentially hazardous to a new puppy like exposed power cords, trash cans or other items a puppy might be tempted to chew on. You will need to invest in plenty of appropriate chew toys and a crate to keep your puppy contained and safe when you can’t supervise him or her.
It is particularly important to appropriately feed a smaller breed like a Yorkie mix. These breeds can weigh just a few pounds and it is very easy to overfeed them. Allowing your dog to become overweight puts them at risk for a number of health issues, so be sure to consult with your breeder or veterinarian to determine the best feeding schedule for your new pet.
It is also important to find a good veterinarian and make sure to take your puppy in for all of his or her routine vaccinations and examinations. If you choose a small breed like a Yorkshire Terrier mix, be prepared for your companion to be with you for a long time.
Small breeds tend to have longer life spans than their larger counterparts, and your Yorkie mix could be around for ten years or more. Make sure you are able to care for your puppy throughout his or her lifetime, regardless of how long that life might be.
The specific health problems your puppy may face will depend on the Yorkie mix you choose. Yorkies can be predisposed to issues like hypothyroidism and renal failure. Every breed has certain health problems that are common to that particular breed. Chihuahuas, for example, commonly suffer from epilepsy and issues with the patellas in their knees.
After you take a look around at some pictures of different Yorkie mix puppies and decide which ones you like, take some time to learn a little bit more about the particular mix you like to see what health issues that puppy might be prone to. Awareness of health issues is important because as a potential owner you must be prepared to deal with these types of problems, however unlikely they might be.
Properly caring for your puppy also means spending time and money on training. Some people make the mistake of thinking a small dog doesn’t need the same training as a large dog because they will not hurt someone by jumping on them.
But a properly trained dog is a happy dog, and when your dog is trained people will want to be around him or her. While a small dog may not be capable of the same type of damage as an untrained larger dog, untrained small dogs can still be destructive and annoying. Taking the time to train your puppy from the start will mean your dog will be able to accompany you to more places because friends and strangers will enjoy your dog’s company.
Finding a Yorkshire Terrier Mix
There are many places to find puppies. If you choose to purchase your puppy from a breeder and you do not have a recommendation from a friend or relative, the internet is a good place to start your search.
But be sure to choose a breeder carefully. The Humane Society website has some excellent tips for finding a reputable breeder. These tips include using personal referrals if possible and visiting the facility.
You might also search local animal shelters and breed rescues for a suitable puppy. If you are looking for a Pugshire (a Yorkie and Pug mix), for example, you might contact local Pug rescues along with local Yorkshire terrier rescues to see if they have any puppies of that particular mix available.
Whichever source you choose, be sure to take your time and meet many Yorkie mix puppies in person prior to making any hasty decisions.