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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Silkese Build Information

Crossed between a Maltese and a Silky Terrier, the Silkese adopts their small size, dark-rimmed eyes and active personality from both sets of ancestors. These are active dogs that do well indoors and in small apartments if frequently exposed to playtime and periods of energy expenditure. Physically, these dogs range in appearance between many coat colors; a Silkese may be white, ivory, golden, brown or black. They are small, sturdy-looking dogs, around 8-10 inches tall and ranging an average of 7-10 pounds.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

If not trained properly, a Silkese can adopt Napolean complex and become controlling, temperamental, and untrusting of other animals or people. They love and obey their master, however, and will be a great family dog if able to develop socialization and obedience skills at an early age. Owners should frequently groom these pets since their fur may easily become tangled.

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


Colors:Black, Chocolate, Cream, Gold, Gray, Red
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Soft

Silkese 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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