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Silkshund

Silky Terrier / Dachshund Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

The left side of a wavy-coated tan Silkshund dog that is standing across a concrete walkway and it is looking to the right. There are fallen leaves on the ground in front of it. Its tail is level with its body. Its large ears are folded out to the sides.

"Mini Pearl at one year old—her mother is a red miniature Dachshund; her father is a Silky Terrier.” Photo courtesy of owner Dana B.

Other Names
  • Dachsky
  • Silky Doxie
Description

The Silkshund is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Dachshund 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
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Recognized Names
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Silkshund
  • International Designer Canine Registry® = Silky Doxie
The right side of a wavy-coated tan Silkshund dog that is walking across a concrete surface and it is looking forward. One of its ears is perked up and the other is pinned back.

"Mini Pearl at one year old—her mother is a red miniature Dachshund; her father is a Silky Terrier. She does have both ears; one sticks up more than the other." Photo courtesy of owner Dana B.