Facts & Origin
Silkyhuahua - The mixture of Chihuahua and Australian Silky Terrier
The Silkyhuahua is a delightful blend of the charming Chihuahua and the elegant Australian Silky Terrier. This breed is the result of purposeful crossbreeding to combine the positive traits of both breeds. Although their exact origin story is unknown, the Silkyhuahua is gaining popularity as a family dog and companion.
Suitability and attitude
The Silkyhuahua is an affectionate, playful and alert dog. With its small size, it is ideal for people living in apartments or houses with limited space. He is known for his loyal nature and close bond with his family. The Silkyhuahua can sometimes be territorial and tends to react barking to strangers. Early socialization and consistent training are therefore important to encourage balanced behavior.
|Origin||Australia - Mexico|
|Life expectancy||12 - 20 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|Activity level||average - low|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Slkyhuahua.
The Silkyhuahua is a delightful mix of Chihuahua and Australian Silky Terrier that charms with its loving nature and silky coat. As a small dog, it is especially well suited for people who live in apartments or houses with limited space. The Silkyhuahua's appearance can vary depending on individual heredity, but he generally has a compact build and a long, silky coat. Regular grooming and veterinary care are essential to maintain his health. If you're looking for a loyal and playful companion, the Silkyhuahua could be the right choice for you.
Care and health maintenance
The Silkyhuahua is generally a healthy breed, but can inherit certain health problems that can occur in the parent breeds. These include dental problems, patellar luxation, and eye problems.
Regular veterinary examinations, a balanced diet and adequate physical activity are important to maintain the Silkyhuahua's health. Since he has small teeth, regular dental hygiene is especially important. The coat requires regular brushing to prevent matting, as well as occasional bathing and nail trimming.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Silkyhuahua combines characteristics of both the Chihuahua and the Australian Silky Terrier. It usually has the compact build of the Chihuahua with the silky, long coat of the Australian Silky Terrier. The coat is dense, smooth, and can come in a variety of colors, including black, brown, cream, and gray.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
Dermatophytosis (synonym dermatophytosis, from ancient Greek τὸ δέρμα derma, German 'skin' and ancient Greek φυτόν phyton, German 'plant') or tinea (Latin for 'woodworm', 'moth') is a skin fungal disease caused by specific fungi (dermatophytes).
Ureteral ectopy (also known as ureteral ectopia) is an inherited condition where the ureter (known as the ureter) does not end in the bladder as usual due to a misalignment.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
If an insulin dose was overdosed or accidentally administered twice, the dog may experience hypoglycemia.
If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.
Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.
The Silkyhuahua is a hybrid breed created by crossing a Chihuahua and an Australian Silky Terrier.
This hybrid breed is very loving and affectionate, as well as intelligent and easy to train. They are also very active and like to romp around outside.
Most Silkyhuahuas remain between 3.6 and 5.4 kilograms when fully grown.
A Chihuahua-Australian Silky Terrier mix breed usually has a smooth, fine coat that is medium to long and can vary in all shades from black to auburn.
Yes, this hybrid breed is ideal for families as they are usually very affectionate and playful and get along well with children and other pets.