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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Silkinese Build Information

The Silkinese is a small mixed dog breed born from the cross between a Pekingese and Silky Terrier. Due to their small size (ranging 6-10 inches and 8-11 pounds), they are great apartment dogs. Their coat, which can range from black, brown and tan, should be frequently maintained since it has a tendency to grow long and (though normally fluffy and soft) may get tangled at times.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):10-12 in.
Weight:15 - 25 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

The Silkinese will adopt characteristics from the lineages of both parents, and can be expected to express a cheerful, affectionate and intelligent disposition. On the other hand, they can become controlling if allowed and will easily take on a "leader of the pack" mentality. For this reason, it is easy to propose that a Silkinese can make a good watchdog, contrary to what their size may suggest.

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


Colors:Black, Chocolate
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Soft

Silkinese 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

Training:Moderately easy to train