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King Charles Yorkie


King Charles Yorkie is a crossbreed from Yorkshire Terrier and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. It inherits cute looks from its parents with a soft and silky coat. Charles Yorkie comes in a variety of colors with the white patched design of the cavalier and classic blue and tans of Yorkshire Terrier. Yorkie is characterized by round dark eyes, triangular nose, and floppy ears. It is a sturdy dog with soft features.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Yorkshire Terrier Mix
pictures of yorkie puppies

Facts About King Charles Yorkie

Breed Group Crossbreed
Breed Type Watchdog, companion dog
Country of Origin USA
Other Names Yorkalier, Cavayorkie, Cava-Yorkie, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix
Size & Height 8-13 inches
Weight 7-18 pounds
Competitive Registration / Qualification Information ACHC, DBR, DDKC, DRA, IDCR
Shedding Moderate
Hypoallergenic N.A
Litter Size N.A
Color Blue, Black, Tan, and Brown, white
Life Expectancy 12-14
Coat Fine, Long and Silky
Price $650-$800

Temperament & Personality

Yorkalier is an excellent family companion with affectionate and patient demeanor. They become a kind playmate for children and also gets well with other pets. Charles Yorkie is an attention seeker. Their protective attitude towards family reflects their inherent loyalty.  They also act as a watchdog and instantly signals their masters if any intruder is spotted.  Cold climatic conditions are not comfortable for this breed.Yorkie lifespand is about ten to twelve years.



King Charles Yorkie is not a sporty dog and will require few activity sessions regularly. Simple walks, playing in a yard will be adequate. A simple exercise will make them physically and mentally healthy.


Yorkie Charles requires moderate grooming due to the beautiful and silky nature of its coat. Brushing weekly with Pin brush or comb will help the coat to stay tangle free and shiny. Bathing once a month will serve the purpose of hygiene. Ears need a checkup every week to avoid infection. Nails can be clipped when they overgrow and click on the floor.

Health Problems

Significant concerns include Patellar Luxation, Retinal Dysplasia, Tracheal Collapse, Mitral Valve Disease, Portosystemic Shunt and Syringomyelia.

Minor problems include Corneal Dystrophy, Shaker Dog Syndrome, Urolithiasis, Retinal Dysplasia, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Cryptorchidism, Color Dilution Alopecia, Cataracts,  Progressive Retinal Atrophy,  Hip Dysplasia, Hypoadrenocortism, Entropion, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Microphthalmia, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, and Hydrocephalus.

Epilepsy should occasionally be diagnosed. Periodic tests will include Blood Test, Hip X-Rays, Heart, DNA for Pra, Eye examinations and Full Physical Examination.


Charles Yorkie loose interest quickly. Therefore, training sessions should be interesting. Teaching them to stand still while examined by the veteran, and treat with a cuddle or a snack treat can make the training session exciting.

To avoid ‘small dog syndrome,’ socialize them on a regular basis. Yorkie is an intelligent breed having a zestful nature facilitating it to be part of various games and do exciting tricks.

King Charles Yorkie Puppy Pictures


Appropriate nutrition is crucial in the growth stage, KishuKing Charles Yorkie will require ½ to 1 cup of dry dog food regularly.

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