Yorkshire Terrier / Maltese Mixed Breed Dogs

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

Other Names
  • Maltiyork
  • Malkie
  • Malki
  • Morkie
  • Yorkiemalt
  • Yortese

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.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • AMTC = American Morkshire Terrier Club
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
Recognized Names
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Morkie
  • American Morkshire Terrier Club = Morkshire Terrier
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Morkie
  • International Designer Canine Registry® = Morkie
  • Designer Breed Registry = Malki

Lilith the Morkie as a puppy at 5 months old—"Lill is a true princess with the heart of a lion and attitude of a Great Dane."

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

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

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

Yorktese puppy (Yorkie / Maltese mix breed) bred by Sunrise Kennel

Basket of Yorktese puppies, photo courtesy of MiniPuppyPaws

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

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

Charlie aka Nooni, a Yorktese as a young puppy

Charlie aka Nooni, a Yorktese at 3 years old

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