Hybrid Origin: The Yorkalier is a hybrid between the Yorkshire Terrier and the King Charles Cavalier Erroneous Alias: Yorkalier, King Charles YorkieCountry of Origin: Yorkaliers originate in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Yorkalier is a great family companion. Physical: weight: 7-18 lbs, Fine short to medium coat with little to no shedding Breed Characteristics: Yorkaliers tend to be very affectionate, gentle and playful. Yorkaliers are very intelligent, loyal, train quickly, and are very friendly towards children and other animals. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Yorkalier is 12 - 14 years.