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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Carkie Build Information

The Carkie is a cross between a Cairn Terrier and a Yorkshire Terrier. These are generally small dogs that do not weigh very much. They typically stand at about 10 to 15 inches in height, and they usually weigh between eight and 15 pounds. This hybrid usually has a coat that is soft, which will grow to be medium to long. Grooming needs for this dog are moderate, but the coat should be regularly maintained.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

These dogs typically have plenty of energy, and they should get exercise and play on a regular basis. They are intelligent and obedient, making them relatively easy to train. They are generally well-matched to homes with children. The life expectancy for this hybrid is approximately 12 to 15 years.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Energy Level:Very Active
Good to Other Pets:Very Friendly
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Cream, Gray, Light Brown, Sandy, White, Yellow
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Fluffy

Carkie Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

This pooch will fit perfectly in your household if you already have pets!

Dutiful Watchdog:No