Facts & Origin
Silky Pug (Pug and Australian Silky Terrier mix)
The Silky Pug is a mixed breed that comes from the Pug and the Australian Sil ky Terrier. The Pug is one of the oldest known dog breeds and has its roots in China, while the Australian Silky Terrier, as the name suggests, originated in Australia and is known for its fine, silky coat.
Suitability and attitude
The Silky Pug is well suited for families, seniors, and individuals. They get along well with children and other pets as long as they are properly socialized. Their small size makes them a good choice for apartments and small living spaces. However, they do need daily exercise to stay healthy and happy.
|Origin||Australia - China|
|Life expectancy||12 - 16 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
Silky Pugs are known for their cheerfulness, affection and playful nature. They love to be the center of attention and are often the centerpiece of any family activity. They are intelligent and learn quickly, which makes training easier. Despite their small size, they have a great personality and can do well in a family.
The Silky Pug is a charming and loving dog that makes a good companion or family pet . With their happy and affectionate nature, they bring joy to any home. With proper care and attention, the Silky Pug is a loyal and loving companion that can be easily integrated into any family.
Grooming and health
Silky Pugs require regular grooming, including brushing and bathing, to keep their silky coats in good condition. They can be prone to some of the health issues that affect their parent breeds, including respiratory problems, skin issues, and eye problems. Therefore, it is important that they receive regular vet exams and maintain a balanced diet and adequate exercise.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Silky Pug is a small dog that reaches a height of 25 to 30 cm and can have a weight of 4 to 8 kg. Its coat is typically short to medium length and silky, which is a heritage of the Australian Silky Terrier. Coat colors can vary and range from black and beige to silver and blue. Their eyes are often large and expressive, a characteristic feature of the Pug.
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.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
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.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.
Dogs with shortened muzzles can often experience respiratory problems.
It usually corresponds to a small dog.
He is a fearless and lively contemporary who is very affectionate and playful.
Yes, the Silky Pug is a very compatible and affectionate contemporary who also enjoys lots of attention and is good with children.
No, the Silky Pug is very alert, but not suitable as a guard dog.
It must be brushed regularly to avoid matting or knots.