Facts & Origin
What is a Silkinesis?
The Silkinese, often referred to as the Australian Silky Terrier and Pekingese mix, is an impressive cross between the energetic Australian Silky Terrier and the proud Pekingese from China. These mixed offspring are known for combining the best traits of both parent breeds.
History and Origin
The Australian Silky Terrier, as its name suggests, originated in Australia, where it was originally bred to hunt small varmints. The Pekingese, on the other hand, has a much longer history. This breed was once the lap dog of the Chinese imperial court, and still views "commoners" with a certain royal arrogance.
The exact time of origin of the Silkinesis is unknown, yet it enjoys great popularity in Europe, as well as in America and Australia.
|Origin||Australia - China|
|Life expectancy||12 - 16 years|
|Activity level||average - low|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Nature and character of the Silkinesis
The Silkinesis is known for his friendliness and bright personality. He is very lovable and enjoys the company of his family. This mixed breed loves to be the center of attention and is therefore often the center of attention. Thanks to its lively and energetic nature, the Silkinesis also makes an excellent playmate for children.
Being quite active and playful by nature, the Silkinesis requires regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. Walking, playing, and even agility training could be suitable for this breed.
This hybrid dog makes an excellent family dog and gets along great with children. He does have high energy due to the terrier, but this is balanced out by the Pekingese. So he is a great companion for both active families and older people.
Care and health
Grooming this dog breed requires regular coat care, including weekly brushing to prevent matting.
Due to their descent from the Pekingese, they are prone to certain health problems. These include BOAS and Cushing's Syndrome, both of which can be controlled with regular vet visits and a healthy diet.
Silkinese generally have excellent health and life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
Breeding and raising
Like any other designer breed, breeding the Silkinese requires special care. It is recommended that the parent dogs be tested for genetic health problems to avoid passing them on to the puppies.
Socialization is an important element in raising this breed mix. The Silkinesis is known for its distinct personality and can be stubborn at times. Early socialization helps to ensure that these dogs are good with other animals and people.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The "Silkinesis" is a designer dog breed. With the petite build and bushy coat of the Pekingese and the dainty, elegant build of the Australian Silky Terrier, this breed has a unique and striking appearance.
The Silkinesis is usually of a smaller size. It often has the curly coat of the Pekingese and the colors of the Silky Terrier. This blending results in a unique look with an elegant, long and silky coat that comes in a variety of colors including black, blue, gold and more. It usually has the long hair of the Silky Terrier with the flat face of the Pekingese.
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.
Malocclusions of the dentition often occur in dogs with short muzzles.
Shortness of breath
Difficult breathing can be recognized by the dog's rattling and sometimes accelerated breathing rate.
Bronchitis in dogs is an inflammation of the lower airways in the area of the bronchi.
Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.
This dog can come in a variety of colors.
Like any other dog, Silkineses can be housetrained if they are properly trained.
They can live from 12 to 15 years.
Since these dogs are very affectionate and in need of love, they require a lot of attention and love.