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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:10-12 Years

Silkin Build Information

The Silkin is a cheerful and excitable mixed dog breed resulting from the cross between a Japanese Chin (sometimes nicknamed Chin) and Silky Terrier. These dogs love to be with families, are loyal to their master and socially develop well around other dogs and non-canine friends. The Silkin adopts many attributes from its Chin side and may, therefore, grow slightly smaller than the Terrier's 9-10 inch height and 8-11 pound weight.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

As with all other small dogs, the Silkin can develop "Small Dog Syndrome" if not trained and socialized properly, but it is generally a happy and loveable mixed breed. Owners should follow up with their veterinarian regarding potential health issues that may be inherited from the Chin side, such as eye and respiratory problems.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Chocolate, Cream, Red, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Silkin Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Dutiful Watchdog:Yes
Trainable for Tricks:Yes