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The Silky Jack is a crossbreed of Silky Terrier and Jack Russell Terrier. This tiny toy breed comes in various colors like white, black, crème, grey, chocolate, red, and many others. They are great companions who mingle well with families and are easily trainable. These adorable dogs are ideal for apartment-style living.

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These lightweight dogs are fun to be around because of their wonderful character traits, such as loyal, affectionate, cheerful. They are quite alert and get wary of strangers. Therefore, it\'s advisable to introduce them to early training and socialization. Sometimes, they can become aggressive, and positive reinforcement can help in controlling this problem. Silky Jacks don’t like being home alone for more than a few hours, and so someone is needed to be with them.

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The average size is between 8-12 inches.
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Male Silky Jacks are more massive, with an average weight of 12-15lbs, whereas females weigh around 8-11 lbs.
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General Health

This is a comparatively healthy canine breed, but frequent health checkups are necessary to keep your little dog fit and healthy. Some significant concerns that you need to look into are as follows: Major concerns • Leg-calves Perthes Disease • Tracheal Collapse • Subaortic Stenosis • Urolithiasis • Spongiform Leukodystrophy • Patellar Luxation

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There is not enough information for Silky Jack’s exact origin as it is a new hybrid. However, its parent\'s breed has some history. The Silky Terrier is a cross between Yorkshire Terrier and Australian Terriers. This breed was earlier known as Sydney Silky Terrier. The American Kennel Club recognized it in the year 1959. While the Jack Russell Terrier originated in the year 1800 and is an English breed, it is believed to be bred by John Russell, who was a Reverend. His purpose was to develop a good hunting breed.

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You can guess the coat texture with its name, “silky.” The coat is exceptionally silky and long, which requires quite a maintenance. Try using a pin brush or comb once or twice a day, to detangle and preventing hair matt problem. To maintain the fur quality and controlling frizz, bath your Silky Jack with a special conditioner at least twice a month. Every dog is different, and so are its need, but maintaining good oral hygiene is necessary, so brush their teeth once in a week. Also, keep a check on ears to prevent any infection or injury and don’t forget to clip their nails.

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Ideal Environment

These dogs look small in size but have a lot of excess energy to wear out for staying fit. For maintaining their physical health, allow them to run for a few hours along with some vigorous activities. You can also take them for a walk to a dog park once or twice a day. Your pet will appreciate if you’ll spend some quality time with him in the form of walks, hikes, or swim.

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