Silkshire Terrier

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Australia <> Great Britain -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Silkshire Terrier

The Silkshire Terrier is a cross between the Australian Silky Terrier and the popular Yorkshire Terrier. Like its parents, the Silkshire Terrier is small in stature. At around 25.5 centimeters tall and weighing less than 4.5 kilos, these little Terriers pack a lot of personality into a small package. They have a long, fine coat, blue and tan, black and tan or blue and red, and need intensive grooming. Silkshire Terriers belong to the toy group and make wonderful companions. As they need a minimum of exercise, they are excellent pets for apartment dwellers.

History of the Silkshire Terrier

Much of the history of the Silkshire Terrier is unknown, but the breeds that make up this adorable companion are well known. Unfortunately, we don't know when or why the Silkshire Terrier was developed. The breed has become increasingly popular as a pet, however, and is recognized by the Dog Registry of America and the International Designer Canine Registry.

 

        

A little of the Australian Silky Terrier

        
The Australian Silky Terrier originated in Australia in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This breed was created by mixing the Australian Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier. Although bred as pets, they remain true to their Terrier roots and are also excellent snake and vermin hunters. The breed was not officially recognized by the American Kennel Club until 1959. In fact, in 1996, an Australian Silky Terrier was awarded the Australian Purple Cross of Bravery after protecting his young master from a venomous brown snake.
Standard of the Australian Silky Terrier

 

        

A little of the Yorkshire Terrier

First recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885, the Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie, was originally bred in England in the 1800s to hunt small rodents. Named after the town where it was developed, the Yorkshire Terrier was probably bred from a mixture of other Terriers, including the Skye Terrier, Manchester Terrier, Dandie Dinmont and Paisley Terrier, as well as the Maltese. Today, this breed is most often kept as a companion. Modern Yorkshire Terriers are much smaller than their ancestors, and often accompany their owners in baskets and handbags. They are a fashionable breed and can often be seen sporting hair curls and other fashionable accessories.
Standard of the Yorkshire Terrier

Appearance of the Silkshire Terrier

The Silkshire Terrier is a small, lightweight dog with a long, silky coat that looks more like human hair than typical dog hair. Usually weighing less than 4.5 kilos, these compact canines have a small, wedge-shaped head. Their eyes are brown and almond-shaped, and their ears are straight and pointed. The tail is of medium length and may or may not be docked. The most distinctive feature of the Silkshire Terrier's appearance is its coat, which is long, fine and silky. It is generally darker on the back and neck, and lighter on the face and elbows. Coat colors vary and include black and tan, blue and tan and blue and red.

Temperament of the Silkshire Terrier

Although small in stature, Silkshire Terriers have big personalities. They are intelligent, energetic and alert dogs that cope well in a variety of situations. Silkshire Terriers tend to get along best with older children who understand how to properly handle such a small breed. They can be surly with young children, and many don't get on well with other animals. This breed is known to be an extremely devoted companion, and makes an excellent watchdog. They tend to be rather noisy, which can be problematic for those living in apartments. These dogs are intelligent and respond well to patient, consistent training. However, they are often difficult to housetrain.

Needs and activities of the Silkshire Terrier

Both the Australian Silky Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier are energetic breeds. Because of their small size, however, they tire quickly and don't need large play areas. A short walk or a quick game in the garden will be more than enough to sufficiently exhaust your Silkshire Terrier. Because their exercise requirements are limited, these dogs do well in urban areas, including apartments and houses with small gardens. When outdoors, especially in rural areas, they need to be supervised to make sure they don't fall victim to larger animals. Because they are intelligent, Silkshire Terriers also benefit from mental exercise.

Maintenance of the Silkshire Terrier

Both the Yorkshire Terrier and the Australian Silky Terrier are hypoallergenic, making them ideal hybrids for allergy sufferers. Because Silkshire Terriers have hair as opposed to typical dog fur, they shed very little. Their long coats require high maintenance. This breed needs daily brushing to prevent tangling. Because their coats are more similar to human hair than the coats of most other breeds, these dogs also need more frequent bathing. The coat should be kept about 15 centimeters long, and should not touch the ground. Some Silkshire Terriers need trimming about twice a year. Their hair needs to be kept out of their eyes, either by putting it in a bun or having it trimmed. Their ears should be cleaned regularly to remove excess waste and other debris. Teeth should also be brushed regularly and nails carefully trimmed.

The latest updated breeds

  • Smooth Fox Beagle -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Beagle

    Smooth Fox Beagle He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Fox Beagle The Smooth Fox Beagle is an unusual hybrid, the result of a deliberate cross between two small hunting dogs native to England, the Fox Terrier Smooth, a dog used to chase foxes from...
  • Soft Coated Woxer -- Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier X Boxer

    Soft Coated Woxer He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Ireland <> Germany -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Soft Coated Woxer Friendly and affectionate, that's what comes to mind when you think of the Soft Coated Woxer. It's an intelligent, fun-loving dog that will make an excellent companion. He loves...
  • Soft Coated Wheatzer -- Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier X Miniature Schnauzer

    Soft Coated Wheatzer He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Ireland <> Germany -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Soft Coated Wheatzer The Soft Coated Wheatzer is a hybrid of the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and the Miniature Schnauzer. They are generally small to medium-sized dogs, weighing less than...
  • Soft Coated Golden -- Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier X Golden Retriever

    Soft Coated Golden He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Ireland <> Great Britain -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Soft Coated Golden The Soft Coated Golden is a hybrid between the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and the Golden Retriever. They are large dogs, generally measuring 58 to 61 centimeters at...
  • Sniffon -- Miniature Schnauzer X Brussels Griffon

    Sniffon He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Germany <> Belgium -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Sniffon The Sniffon is a designer dog, the intentional blend of two highly skilled ratiers that are more commonly kept as pets today: the Brussels Griffon, originating in the Brussels region of Belgium, and...
  • Smooth Torkie -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Yorkshire Terrier

    Smooth Torkie He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Torkie The Smooth Torkie is an eccentric little hybrid breed that is an equal combination of Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) and Fox Terrier Smooth. It's a small dog with a big personality, created...
  • Smooth Scottish Fox Terrier -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Scottish Terrier

    Smooth Scottish Fox Terrier He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain <> Scotland -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Scottish Fox Terrier The Smooth Scottish Fox Terrier is a hybrid breed that combines two different parent breeds of the Terrier group: the Fox Terrier Smooth and the Scottish...
  • Smooth Poxer -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Pug

    Smooth Poxer He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain <> China -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Poxer The Smooth Poxer is a hybrid dog. Its parent breeds are the Fox Terrier Smooth and the Pug. Smooth Poxers are small to medium-sized dogs. Playful and amusing, the Smooth Poxer will be...
  • Smooth Pom Terrier -- Fox Terrier Smooth X German Toy Spitz / Pomeranian

    Smooth Pom Terrier He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain <> Germany -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Pom Terrier The Smooth Pom Terrier is a hybrid breed. Its parent breeds are the Fox Terrier Smooth and the German Toy Spitz / Pomeranian. Although they are affectionate with all family...
  • Smooth Jafox -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Japanese Spaniel

    Smooth Jafox He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain X China -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Jafox The Smooth Jafox is the result of crossing a Fox Terrier Smooth with a Japanese Spaniel. The result is a lively little dog that makes an ideal companion. The genes of the Japanese Spaniel...
  • Smooth Foxy Russell -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Jack Russell Terrier

    Smooth Foxy Russell He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Foxy Russell The Smooth Foxy Russell is a new breed of hybrid dog, the result of crossing the Fox Terrier Smooth with the Jack Russell Terrier. The result is a small, dynamic dog with energy to spare...
  • Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Rat Terrier

    Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain <> U.S.A. -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier The Smooth Foxy Rat Terrier is a hybrid mix of the smooth-coated Fox Terrier and the pure-bred Rat Terrier. Both parents are small Fox Terrier Smooth, and the...
  • Smooth Foxton -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Boston Terrier

    Smooth Foxton He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain <> U.S.A. -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Foxton The Smooth Foxton is a small designer dog and a cross between a Fox Terrier Smooth and a Boston Terrier. Its average lifespan is 15 years. He's an intelligent, lively dog who makes a...
  • Smooth Fox Pinscher -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Miniature Pinscher

    Smooth Fox Pinscher He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain <> Germany -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Fox Pinscher The Smooth Fox Pinscher is an intentional hybrid, the result of crossing a capable and intense ratter developed in Germany, the Miniature Pinscher, with an English hunting dog...
  • Smooth Foxker -- Fox Terrier Smooth X American Cocker Spaniel

    Smooth Foxker He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain <> U.S.A. -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Foxker The Smooth Foxker is a combination of the Fox Terrier Smooth and the American Cocker Spaniel (more rarely the English Cocker Spaniel). The English Cocker is slightly larger and has a...
  • Smooth Foxingese -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Pekingese

    Smooth Foxingese He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain <> China -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Foxingese The Smooth Foxingese is a small hybrid that is a combination of the Pekingese and the Fox Terrier Smooth. This breed can be an excellent pet for your family if well trained...
  • Smooth Foxillon -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Continental Toy Spaniel

    Smooth Foxillon He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain <> France and Belgium -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Foxillon The Smooth Foxillon is a small designer dog and a cross between a Continental Toy Spaniel (Papillon) and a Smooth Fox Terrier. He can live up to 16 years and is a...
  • Smooth Foxie Doxie -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Dachshund

    Smooth Foxie Doxie He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain <> Germany -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Foxie Doxie The Smooth Foxie Doxie is a small hybrid that is a mix of the Fox Terrier Smooth and the Dachshund. It generally measures less than 38 centimeters and weighs around 9 kilos...
  • Smooth Fo-Tzu -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Shih Tzu

    Smooth Fo-Tzu He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain <> Tibet -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Fo-Tzu The Smooth Fo-Tzu is a hybrid of the Shih Tzu and the Fox Terrier Smooth. This hybrid combines the gentle, docile intelligence of the Shih Tzu with the courageous, focused intelligence of...
  • Smooth Foodle -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Poodle

    Smooth Foodle He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain <> France -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Foodle The Smooth Foodle is a hybrid of the Poodle and the Smooth Fox Terrier. Both parent breeds were developed for hunting waterfowl, small vermin and foxes, their sizes and coats enabling them to...
  • Smooth Fo-Chon -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Bichon frise

    Smooth Fo-Chon He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain <> France / Belgium -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Fo-Chon The Smooth Fo-Chon is a charming dog of hybrid design that is a mix of Bichon frise and Fox Terrier Smooth. It's a small dog that generally weighs between 3 and 7 kilos. This...
  • Smooth Chisoxy -- Fox Terrier Smooth X Chihuahua

    Smooth Chisoxy He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain <> Mexico -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Smooth Chisoxy The Smooth Chisoxy is a hybrid dog by design. It is derived from the Fox Terrier Smooth and the Chihuahua. It's a very small dog - some would even classify it as a toy. It usually...
  • Skye-Pap -- Skye Terrier X Continental Toy Spaniel

    Skye-Pap He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Great Britain <> France and Belgium -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Skye-Pap The Skye-Pap is a cross between the Skye Terrier and the Continental Toy Spaniel (Papillon). These little dogs have a lot of personality in a small space. Most of them measure just...
  • Skip-Shzu -- Schipperke X Shih Tzu

    Skip-Shzu He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Belgium <> Tibet -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Skip-Shzu The Skip-Shzu is a rare hybrid of the Schipperke and the purebred Shih Tzu. Despite its rarity, the Skip-Shzu is recognized by five different breed registries, including the Designer Breed Registry...
  • Skilky Terrier -- Scottish Terrier X Australian Silky Terrier

    Skilky Terrier He is not recognized by the F.C.I. Origin Scotland <> Australia -> U.S.A. Translation Francis Vandersteen A brief presentation of the Skilky Terrier The Skilky Terrier is a hybrid between the purebred Scottish Terrier and the Australian Silky Terrier. The Scottish Terrier parent adds some ruggedness to the Skilky Terrier, but the...