Caring for a Silkinese
Feeding: As with many smaller dogs the Silkinese should be fed 2 to 3 small meals a day.
Living with a Silkinese
Personality: The Silkinese is a loveable and playful dog.
Temperament: The Silkinese is a very well tempered dog that loves other dogs and is very playful. They love kids and to give kisses.
Family Dog: The Silkinese is definitely a family dog.
Grooming: A longer Silkinese coat needs cutting while the shorter coat does not.
Training: The Silkinese is an easily trainable dog who loves to be trained.
Behavior: The Silkinese is an excited and loveable dog.
Barking: The Silkinese is not known as a barker but when they do bark they have a mid-tone bark.
Weather: The Silkinese hates cold weather. Some will not go outside if the temperature is below 45 degrees.
Size: The Silkinese weighs between 15 to 20 pounds when fully grown.
Companionship: The Silkinese makes a wonderful companion dog.
Eyes: The eyes of the Silkinese are much like that of the Pekingese.
Teeth/Bite: The Silkinese may have an underbite.
Body: The Silkinese has a small, long body.
Color: The coat of the Silkinese is Tan, Brown and Black.
Coat: The coat of the Silkinese is thick, fluffy and soft. It can be either long or short in length.
Allergies: The Silkinese has no known allergies at this time.
Skin Health: The Silkinese has a long tail.
Litter Size: The average litter size of the Silkinese is around 5 to 6 pups.
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** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
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