Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Silkin

Japanese Chin / Silky TerrierHybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

Front side view - A tan with white Silkin is laying across a carpet and it is looking forward. The dog has longer hair on its face and chin and large perk ears that stand up to a point. Its wide round eyes are brown.

"This is Sandy, or "The Poom" as we most affectionately call her, at one year. What an amazing change! She has brought nothing but joy to our family with her fun-loving personality and nerves of steel. She is most definitely the smartest of the three dogs and is not afraid to open doors, cabinets and anything else she can get herself into. Sandy enjoys chasing birds, balls and her loyal subjects (the other dogs). She's also a very lovable lap dog, extremely affectionate."

Other Names

Silky Chin

Description

The Silkin is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Japanese Chin 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 = Silkin

Designer Breed Registry = Silkin

Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Silkin

International Designer Canine Registry® = Silky Chin

Front side view - A tan with white Silkin is laying across a carpet and it is looking to the left. It has large pointy perk ears.

Sandy the Silkin (Japanese Chin / Silky Terrier mix breed) at one year old

The left side of a tan with white Silking that is walking across a carpeted surface. It is looking down as it walks. The dog has longer fringe hair on its tail, face and belly.

Sandy the Silkin (Japanese Chin / Silky Terrier mix breed) at one year old

The left side of a shorthaired, tan with white Silkin puppy that is standing across a hardwood floor. It is looking to the left. The pup's ears are folded over in a V-shape.

Sandy the Silkin puppy at 5 weeks old

A tiny tan with white Silkin puppy is standing on a hardwood floor and in front of it is a large white and black Pointer mix. They are nose to nose. The larger dog's head is bigger than the small dog.

"This is our 5-week-old baby Silkin puppy named Sandy. She is already showing signs of a leader and stands up to our 90-pound Pointer mix! She plays with a ball, moves it with her nose and plays soccer with her front paws! She was bred with a Japanese Chin and a Silky Terrier."