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Yorkshire Terrier / Maltese Hybrid Dogs

This hybrid was originally called the Yorktese, but is now more commonly called the Morkie. The Morkie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Yorkie and the Maltese. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognized Names:
American Canine Hybrid Club = Morkie
Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Morkie
International Designer Canine Registry® = Morkie
Designer Breed Registry = Malki

Junior the Yorktese (Yorkshire Terier / Maltese mix) at 1 year old

Junior the Yorktese (Yorkshire Terrier / Maltese mix) at 1 year old


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ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
DBR = Designer Breed Registry

Bella the Maltese Yorkie hybrid dog. Her owners go by the hybrid name Morkie.

Bella the Maltese / Yorkie hybrid dog—her owners go by the hybrid name Morkie.

Ladybug at 5 years old and weighing about 12 lbs

Ladybug the Yorktese at 5 years old, weighing about 12 pounds

Petie, the Yorktese (Yorkie / Maltese Hybrid) at one year old. Bred by Sunrise Kennel

Petie the Yorktese (Yorkie / Maltese hybrid) at one year old, bred by Sunrise Kennel

Yorktese Puppy (Yorkie / Maltese Hybrid) Bred by Sunrise Kennel

Yorktese puppy (Yorkie / Maltese hybrid) bred by Sunrise Kennel


Basket of Yorktese Puppies. Photo Courtesy of MiniPuppyPaws.

Basket of Yorktese puppies, photo courtesy of MiniPuppyPaws


Bentley, the Yorkshire Terrier/Maltese Cross (Yorktese) at 2 years old

Bentley the Yorkshire Terrier / Maltese cross (Yorktese) at 2 years old


Charlie a.k.a. Nooni, a Yorktese as a young puppy after his bath

Charlie aka Nooni, a Yorktese as a young puppy after his bath


Charlie a.k.a. Nooni, a Yorktese as a young puppy

Charlie aka Nooni, a Yorktese as a young puppy


Charlie a.k.a. Nooni, a Yorktese at 3 years old

Charlie aka Nooni, a Yorktese at 3 years old


Charlie a.k.a. Nooni, a Yorktese at 3 years old

Charlie aka Nooni, a Yorktese at 3 years old



Stoli, a Yorkie/Maltese mix

Stoli the Yorkie / Maltese mix


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Merlin, a Yorkie / Maltese mix at 4 months old


Mongrel = Mixed Breed Dogs – Mutt or Mutts

"This is Jenny. She is a three-year-old Maltese / Yorkie mix. She has the fur, ears and tail of a Maltese, but the rest of her is pure Yorkie. She likes to think she is boss, and with all the power of her entire five pounds’ of weight, she'll take on any and all real and imagined foes, including our 125-pound Great Pyrenees, who ignores her threats. Jenny is also the sweetest, most loveable dog you'd ever want to meet. She is our little catalog queen, because she has won three contests where she was featured in various pet catalogs. Her family includes two purebred Maltese, one Great Pyrenees, one Amazon Blue Front Parrot and, of course, us, mom and dad."




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