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Silkese

Maltese / Silky Terrier Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

The right side of a tan soft looking Silkese dog sitting across a yellow brick walkway. It is looking up and its head is turned slightly forward. It has a thick coat with straigher hair on its long ears.

Benji the Silkese (Maltese / Silky Terrier mix breed dog) at 1 year old

Other Names

Silktese

Description

The Silkese is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Maltese and the Silky Terrier. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Recognized Names

American Canine Hybrid Club = Silkese

Designer Breed Registry = Silktese

Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Silkese

International Designer Canine Registry® = Silkese

A soft, thick coated, tan Silkese dog sitting on a yellow brick walkway, to the right of it is a bush and it is looking to the left.

Benji the Silkese (Maltese / Silky Terrier mix breed dog) at 1 year old

A lady is holding a small tan Silkese dog in her arms. The dog is looking down and to the left.

Benji the Silkese (Maltese / Silky Terrier mix breed dog) at 1 year old, shown here with his owner

A thick coataed, fluffy tan Silkese puppy is sitting in a flower bed that is in front of a house and it is looking to the left

Benji the Silkese (Maltese / Silky Terrier mix breed dog) at about 6 months old

The front right side of a soft coated, thick tan Silkese puppy that is sitting in a flower bed, it is looking forward, its mouth is open, its tongue is sticking out and it is smiling.

Benji the Silkese (Maltese / Silky Terrier mix breed dog) at about 6 months old

The right side of a fluffy soft tan Silkese puppy that is sitting across a flower bed, it is panting, it is looking up and to the right.

Benji the Silkese (Maltese / Silky Terrier mix breed dog) at about 6 months old

A tan thick coated, Silkese puppy is sitting in a flower bed and it is looking down. It looks like a stuffed toy.

Benji the Silkese (Maltese / Silky Terrier mix breed dog) at about 6 months old

The left side of a small tan with white Silkese puppy that is sitting on a dog bed and it is looking forward.

Benji the Silkese (Maltese / Silky Terrier mix) puppy at 6 weeks old—his mother is a Maltese and his father is a Silky Terrier. Benji is honey colored, with white down the front of his face and head, and four white booties. Benji’s parents are from Australia, and Benji was born on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand.

A black with tan and white Silkese puppy is sleeping on its left side and it has its paws inside of two brown flip flop sandels on top of a hardwood floor.

Khayman the Silkese (Maltese / Silky Terrier mix breed dog) as a 6-week-old puppy sleeping on the flip flops

A little fluffy, black with tan and white Silkese puppy is laying across the back of a wicker basket, its mouth is open and it is looking forward. There is a couple plush bears in front of it.

Khayman the Silkese (Maltese / Silky Terrier mix breed dog) as a 6-week-old puppy in a basket bed with his toys

The left side of a black and tan with white Silkese dog standing across a grass surface, it is looking forward, its mouth is open and its pink tongue is out. There is a wooden privacy fence behind it. The dog has fringe hair on its ears and a tail that has long hair that curls up over and lays across its back.

Khayman the Silkese (Maltese / Silky Terrier mix breed dog) full grown at 3 years old

A black and tan with white Silkese is laying on its right side on a bed  on top of an open book.

Khayman the Silkese (Maltese / Silky Terrier mix breed dog) full grown at 3 years old

A tan with black Silkese dog laying on a pink blanket on a bed and it is looking forward. Close up - A tan with black Silkese dog is standing on a bed, it is wearing a bandana and it is looking forward. Close up - A tan Silkese is standing on a bed and it is looking forward

Khayman the adult Silkese (Maltese / Silky Terrier mix breed dog)