The King Charles Yorkie is a cross breed developed from the purebreds – the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Yorkshire Terrier. Inheriting the cute looks of their parents, these dogs are characterized by round, dark eyes, black, triangular nose, and floppy ears. These canids also make good apartment dogs.
|Also known as||York-A-Lier, Yorkalier, Cava-Yorkie, Cavayorkie|
|Coat||Long, straight, silky|
|Colors||Brown, blue, black, black and tan|
|Type||Companion dog, toy dog, watchdog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||12 to 14 years|
|Height (Size)||Medium; Maximum of 13 inches|
|Personality Traits||Loving, modest, dedicated, active, social, intelligent, protective|
|Talents/Skills||Tricks, hunting, guarding|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DBR, DDKC, DRA, IDCR|
These dogs are gentle and affectionate, with a patient demeanor, being equally good with all its family members, including children, making them a good playmate. In return, they expect and enjoy some attention. They are also comfortable with other dogs and pets of their household.
The inherent loyalty of these brave dogs is often reflected through their protectiveness for their family. They would guard your house, watching out for intruders, and would instantly signal you if they can spot one. This breed is not comfortable with cold temperatures.
Obedience: Let your training be fun to your dog’s eyes. Teach it to stand still when examined or groomed by the veterinarian, and show your warmth by a cuddle, or giving a snack treat if it behaves like a good boy.
Socialization: Emphasize on socializing your pup on a regular basis, so as to avoid any possibility of developing ‘small dog syndrome’, quite common with dogs of small stature.
Tricks: Utilize the intelligence and zestful nature of these easy-to-train dogs by teaching them interesting tricks and games.
These dogs would need half to one cup of dry dog food on a daily basis.