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Cairn Terrier / Yorkshire Terrier Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Max the Carkie laying on a blanket in front of a brick wall and looking at the camera holder

Max the Carkie (Cairn Terrier / Yorkie mix breed dog) at one year old with his coat grown out

Other Names
  • Carkie Terrier

The Carkie is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Cairn Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Recognized Names
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Carkie
  • Designer Breed Registry = Carkie
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Carkie
  • International Designer Canine Registry® = Carkie Terrier
Close Up - Desmosedici the Carkie laying on a bed with its head over the edge

"Desmosedici (aka Desi) has been our sweet, attentative little girl for 5 years. She is the perfect cuddle buddy and loves tummy rubs. Always quick to play a good game of catch, she also loves curling up beside us when we read, watch movies and go to bed. She has a stubborn streak though which initially caused issues with training (sit, shake, etc). Potty training was a breeze and her calm demeanor tends to help her as a therapy dog."

Desmosedici the Carkie sleeping on a bed with its paw over a plush duck toy

Desmosedici (aka Desi) the Yorkie / Cairn Terrier mix at 5 years old sleeping with her stuffed toy

Close Up - Miss Nelly the Carkie laying on a hardwood floor

Miss Nelly the Carkie (Cairn Terrier / Yorkie hybrid dog) at 7 years old—"We rescued her from the local shelter. Her previous home was an abusive one. Nelly was a severe submissive peer when we got her.... Within 24 hours of love, affection, and absolutely no comments on boo-boo's, the peeing stopped. Now the only time it happens is if someone comes to the door that she doesn't know. Unfortunately Nelly has developed OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder); we have her on medication, a lot of love, a lot of training (the only thing she knew was sit) and she is getting better fast."

Close Up - Max the Carkie laying on a couch and looking at the Camera Holder

"Max the Carkie (Cairn / Yorkie mix breed dog) at 7 months old—Max recently had a haircut. His hair now is unusual in that it seems to have highlights, many people comment on it."

Close Up - Three Carkie puppies laying on top of each other on a red rug blanket with a white blanket with black paw prints on it in the background

7-week-old Carkie pups (Cairn Terrier / Yorkie mix breed dogs), photo courtesy of 3 Pines Kennels

Close Up the side of a Carkie puppy's head

7-week-old Carkie puppy (Cairn Terrier / Yorkie mix breed dog), photo courtesy of 3 Pines Kennels

Kobi the Carkie standing on a blacktop and looking to the right with a cigarette butt by his feet

Kobi the Yorkie / Cairn Terrier mix at 6 years old

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