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The Silkyhuahua is a crossbreed of Silky Terrier and Chihuahua. It is sometimes called “Silky Chi.” This tiny toy breed comes in various colors like white, black, crème, brown, and a combination of these. They have brown eyes with floppy ears. They do well with families without younger children and needs early socialization and training. It is ideal for apartment living style provided you give them proper exercises needs. It has a lifespan of 12-15 years.

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The Silkyhuahua are friendly, loving, smart, and lively little dogs. They are quite troublesome when it comes to housetrain them because of their stubborn nature, although they are good watchdogs. They don’t like to be home alone and thus can become destructive when left alone for long. So, don’t be surprised if you see chewed things at home!

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The average size is between 8-10 inches.
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It weighs between 5-10 lbs when fully grown.
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General Health

This is a comparatively healthy canine breed. But, since it’s a hybrid, the chances for hereditary health issues are more. Therefore, 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 • Patellar Luxation • Urolithiasis • Spongiform Leukodystrophy • Brachycephalic Syndrome • Intervertebral Disc Disease(IVDD) Minor concerns • Tracheal Collapse • Eye Diseases • Heart Murmur • Hydrocephalus • Pulmonic Stenosis • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca(Dry eyes)

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There is not enough information known for the Silkyhuahua’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. It was earlier known as Sydney Silky and Australian Terrier. This skilled hunting dog transported to the US by some American soldiers. The American Kennel Club(AKC) recognized it in the year 1959. While the Chihuahua is a small dog with a big attitude and it’s believed to be descendent of Techichi breed. The AKC recognized it in the year 1904.

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Brushing depends upon the length of your pet\'s hair. For instance, if it has a coat like that of Silky Terrier, then you may require frequent brushing to avoid any tangles. Or else brush only once a week for shorter hair. Every dog is different, and so are its need, but maintaining good oral hygiene is necessary, so brush their teeth daily to prevent periodontal diseases. 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

The Silkyhuahua is an energetic and active canine that requires exercises daily. Allow them to engage in activities that require both physical and mental development. They tend to acquire some hunting traits from its parent, and thus it’s better to keep them in the leash when outdoors. These playful dogs love to accompany their owners; you can take them to parks, beaches, or maybe fishing. Also, keep a note that they are sensitive to temperature extremes. Therefore, avoid taking them out on a too sunny and chilled day.

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Hi! I just want to know why chihuahuas and silky terriers are bred together. Are there health benefits? Does it help the temperment of the dog?

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