The King Charles Yorkie is a delightfully pint-sized pup who descends from the regal Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the spirited Yorkshire Terrier. This designer breed is primarily a companion dog, though many have found success in therapy work. This breed has shown a tendency to exhibit signs of "small dog syndrome", a generalized term for anxious, aggressive, or excitable behaviors that small breeds display when faced with overwhelming sensory experiences (such as being around large groups of people).
Owners and trainers of this breed should spend plenty of time working with this breed on their confidence and manners in social settings from an early age. We've compiled a list of plenty of activities to keep your King Charles Yorkie busy and social all year round.
Dying to see the new sci-fi movie but don't have a sitter for Spot? A change of venue may be just what your pack needs! Drive-in movies are an inclusive and inexpensive option for large families (with and without pets), besides allowing you to enjoy an awesome movie in the comfort of your SUV. Drive-ins are also known for having tail-waggin' good chow, so make sure you hit the snack bar before the credits roll. Don't get the grub too early though; Fido very well might get their tummy full and snooze the whole movie away!
King Charles Yorkies benefit from obedience classes for several reasons besides simply learning their "manners". Obedience classes are a great op-paw-tunity for dogs who don't ordinarily get time with other dogs to meet some friends and learn how to be polite in doggy social settings. Obedience training could actually save your dog's life in certain situations where the dog needs to practice recall to avoid a threat (such as another animal or motorist). Classes can get pretty expensive so you may want to shop around and read reviews before you commit to one facility.
Nowadays, many breweries are going dog-friendly, with some also allowing well-behaved dogs in the tasting room. Just remember, even if you can't find a sit-down restaurant to enjoy with Fido, you can almost always hit one of these spots for craft brew and a canine-friendly time.