Facts & Origin
The Silky-Pin - Miniature Pinscher and Australian Silky Terrier mix
The Silky-Pin is a cross between a Miniature Pinscher and an Australian Silky Terrier. This charming mix is descended from two renowned breeds, both of which have a remarkable history. The Miniature Pinscher, often referred to as the "Miniature Doberman," is an ancient breed that originated in Germany and was bred to hunt rats and other pests. The Australian Silky Terrier, on the other hand, was bred in Australia and is known for its silky coat and lively personality.
The Silky Pin is an excellent companion for people looking for a small but energetic dog that can be both a loving family pet and a vigilant guardian of the home. With the right care, love and attention, this adorable mixed breed will be a wonderful addition to any family.
|Origin||Australia - Germany|
|Life expectancy||12 - 16 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|Activity level||average - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Character and temperament of the Silky Pin
The Silky Pin is known for its lively, loving and affectionate nature. This breed loves human company and can get along very well with families and individuals, provided it gets enough exercise and mental stimulation. Despite their small size, Silky Pins are alert and courageous, which makes them excellent watchdogs.
However, Silky Pins require a lot of attention and stimulation due to their energetic and intelligent nature. They are quick learners and respond well to positive reinforcement. Still, their stubbornness can sometimes be a challenge, which means consistent and patient training is necessary.
Care and health of the Silky Pin
Grooming a Silky Pin is relatively straightforward. Its silky coat requires regular brushing to prevent tangles and keep it healthy and shiny. Silky-Pins require regular exercise to stay fit and healthy. A daily walk, combined with play and mental stimulation, is ideal.
Like all dog breeds, Silky Pins can develop certain health problems. The most common health problems to watch out for are patellar luxation, eye problems and skin conditions. It is important to schedule regular vet visits to monitor your Silky Pin's health and catch any health concerns early.
What does this mixed breed look like?
When it comes to the appearance of the Silky Pin, it is a successful blend of both breeds. It has the slender, muscular build of the Miniature Pinscher, coupled with the silky, fine coat of the Australian Silky Terrier. Typically, a Silky Pin is about 25-35 inches tall and weighs between 3-5 kg. His coat color can vary greatly depending on the genetic traits of the parents, with black and tan, blue and tan, and red being some of the most common color combinations.
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The mongrel is usually medium in size and reaches a height of about 25-30 cm.
The Silky Pin has a medium length, curly coat that can vary from light brown to black. The undercoat is mostly white or light brown.
The Silky Pin is a happy, lively and loving dog. They are confident, so they need regular training and social interaction to maintain their good manners.
The Silky pin usually has a life expectancy of 12-15 years.
The mongrel needs regular brushing and combing to avoid matting and knots in the coat. Also you should regularly check the ears and clean them if necessary, as well as trim the claws.