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Silky Tzu

Silky Tzu

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Silky Tzu Build Information

The Silky Tzu is a mixed dog breed that is a cross between a Shih Tzu and a Silky Terrier. Weighing an average of 8-13 pounds, they make for great indoor pets. Their coats are thick and silky, and can be grown out if desired, but are often kept at about an inch long. Regular grooming is necessary to keep their coats in great shape. Unfortunately, they also require regular cleaning of their eyes and ears, as they are prone to infections in both areas.

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

Behaviour and Personality

Silky Tzus are intelligent and known for their playful personalities, and as a result they easily get along with people, other dogs, and other pets, and they are quite easily trained. The Silky Tzu doesn't require an excessive amount of exercise, and because of their energetic nature they often reach their exercise needs on their own while playing throughout the day.

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


Colors:Black, Chocolate, Cream, Red, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Fine

Silky Tzu 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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