Carkie Breed Maintenance
Both of the Carkie's parent breeds – the Cairn Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier – are said to be hypoallergenic. This breed contains low shedding levels, does not drool, and contains no significant odor. The Carkie requires a regular grooming routine in order to help reduce the likelihood of mats and keep the coat looking smart and clean. Your fluffy canine will likely have a medium-length coat which will require daily brushing (firm bristle brush) and combing (Greyhound comb). Bathing should be limited to every 6 to 8 weeks to prevent overproduction of oils in the skin. Ears should be plucked every 4 to 6 weeks and cleaned weekly. The toenails and teeth are part of the care of your dog; brush the teeth each day and check the length of the nails often. Cracks and tears can be painful.