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