The Silkyhuahua, produced by crossing the Silky Terrier and the Chihuahua, can be described as a small dog with a big personality. It is a fun loving and affectionate canine pet that thrives on companionship. It has a compact body with a wedge-shaped head, small, dark, almond-shaped eyes, short legs, and a high-set tail.
|Other names||Silky Terrier-Chihuahua Mix, Silky Chi|
|Coat||Thick, silky, double-layered|
|Color||White, cream, salt and pepper, gray, brown and white, black and white, black and brown|
|Group of Breed||Toy|
|Size/Height||Small; about 10 inches|
|Temperament||Spirited, intelligent, friendly|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||USA|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||ACHC, DRA, IDCR|
True to its terrier ancestry, the Silkyhuahua loves chasing small animals including birds, squirrels, rabbits, and mice. Despite its small stature, it makes a great watchdog, as it will quickly sound an alarm if someone or something tries to intrude upon its territory. Being devoted to its people, the Silky Chi is a loving housemate and is the happiest when it is a part of the daily family life. When left alone for extended periods, it may get into mischief and display some aggressive behavior including barking, whining, and digging. Although the Silkyhuahua loves children, it is best suited to families with older children. Given its strong, feisty nature, it may not tolerate prods and nudges from toddlers.
Consistency in training along with fun lessons using positive reinforcement will help in winning your pup’s cooperation.
While the adult Silkyhuahuas need half to a three-fourth cup of dry food per day, the puppies should be provided with about one-fourth cup of kibble a day.