The “Carkie”, is a crossbreed / hybrid between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Cairn Terrier. Generally, they have a look like a Cairn but smaller, silkier hair, with the upright, hairy ears with LOTS of expression.
A hearty little dog, spirited, friendly, curious little busybody. Mischievous but lovable they are a wonderful family dog & great with children. They are a great dog for the house, and love the outdoors. Generally fairly mellow, they make a good family pet. They are plucky, bold, intelligent and affectionate. Clowns that will keep you laughing with all that expression for sure!
Whats extra cool is that with my Carkie puppies, BOTH parents are own offspring of Champion dogs! WOW! I’m sure that you can’t find quality like that anywhere else!
Special Skills: Rat & mouse catcher – no more having to set those yucky mouse traps! These dogs, like most smaller dogs, live a long life span of 15 years.
I am going to describe the two breeds that are combined into the “Carkie”. This will help you to understand why they have become such a hit with dog lovers everywhere:
The vivacious little Cairn Terrier is a spirited, friendly, curious little busybody. Merry, lovable, and mischievous, everybody remembers a Cairn called “Toto” in the film “The Wizard of Oz.” Cairn Terriers are a wonderful family dog & great with children. They make a very active, inquisitive and “ready to go” dog. Cairns will be willing to go whenever you please. They are a great dog for the house, plus Cairn Terriers are naturally patient with children and very playful. Energetic and always on the watch, they will alert you to the presence of strangers by growling. They remain lively and friendly, and generally described as more mellow than the other terriers. They crave affection, are eager to please, and make a good family pet. They are plucky and bold, unafraid of what small animals may lurk in the underbrush. Excellent for ratting and ridding the house and yard of all kinds of pests, the Cairn Terrier is clever, curious and independent.
Cairn Terriers are bold, alert, intelligent & independent. They love attention and will do what they can to get it. They have a lot pizzazz. They are great with children and other pets. They also have quite a bark for such a little dog.
Life Span of 12 – 15 years
Originating in the Western Highlands of Scotland from as far back as the 1550s, the Cairn is one of Scotland’s original Terriers, a contributor to today’s West Highland White and Skye Terrier breeds. Their original use was for digging out vermin from the “cairns” of Scotland, which are piles of stones used for graves. Cairn Terriers are free in movement, strong, but not heavily built. Their head is shorter and wider than any other terriers and well furnished with hair giving a general foxy expression. Some of the Cairn’s talents are hunting, tracking, watchdog, agility, competitive obedience, and performing tricks.
Yorkshire Terriers may be tiny but they are a big-dog in a little-dog package. The Yorkie is an intelligent and affectionate pet. They get along with everyone. Yorkshire Terriers are compact in size, sweet in nature and cheerful in character. They are good with children & other pets. Energetic & spunky, this feisty little breed has a lot of energy to use. Fortunately a small amount of room is needed for this! The ultimate lap dog, they bring laughter & companionship to any home.
Special Skills: Rat & mouse catcher – no more having to set those yucky mouse traps!
These dogs, like most smaller dogs, live a long life span of 15 years
Lively and spirited, the Yorkshire Terrier is no wimp. Although small, they are still terriers! They can be scrappy & courageous. A good watchdog, they do sound the alarm if the need be, and though small can be hardy. They are devoted & brave. (They do not know they are little! )
There is something different and quizzical about the look on a Yorkie’s face when you talk to it that can’t be compared with any other dog. The way their little ears twitch & turn with every word, and fall back when you scold them, gives a clue to the intelligence of this little guy. Yorkies have a way of crouching down on their front paws while keeping their hind end up in the air that makes me laugh each and every time I see it! Wonderful, lovable little creatures, it is no wonder the Yorkshire Terrier is always in the top 10, usually the top 1 or 2 most popular dogs in the world!
Folks say “They are kind of like potato chips; You can’t have just one”! Keep in mind the cost of shipping for 2 puppies is not much more that the costs for shipping one!