Silky Jack

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Silky Jack History

The Silky Terrier is a medium-size, silky-haired, short-legged terrier that originated in China. The Silky Terrier is believed to have descended from the now-extinct Tosa, a Japanese farm watchdog, as well as from the Jindo, a Korean spitz-type canine. The origin of the name “Silky” is unknown, but it is thought to be related to the coat of the Silky, which is similar to that of the Manx cat. The coat of the Silky is soft and smooth. The hair may be straight or curly, and does not mat. Today, the Silkie is recognized by most major kennel clubs. The breed standard states that the dog should weigh between 5 and 8 kg (11 and 18.6 lb), with a height at the withers of 35 to 40 cm (14.0 to 15.7 in).

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Silky Jack Physical Characteristics

The Silky Jack is a medium sized, longhaired breed of domestic cat. The breed has fur that is silky in texture, producing a very smooth, shiny coat. The breed is commonly referred to simply as the “Silky.”

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Coat Colors

Black, Gray, Brown, Red, Cream, Fawn, Blue, Silver, White, Pied, Sable, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 9 – 12 inches

Female Height Range: 8 – 11 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 12 – 15 lbs

Female Weight Range: 8 – 11 lbs

Silky Jack Health

Description of breed health.


11-16 yrs

Silky Jack Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Tracheal Collapse, Spongiform Leukodystrophy, Subaortic Stenosis, Urolithiasis, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Canine Cushing’s Disease

Silky Jack Temperament and Behaviour

The Silky Jack is a lively, fun-loving, and affectionate breed of small dog. They are very intelligent and love to play and explore their surroundings. They are moderately stubborn, but are also very trainable. They are good-natured around children and other dogs, and are very sociable.

Silky Jack Activity Requirements

Silky Jacks are small, friendly, and energetic. They are great as lap dogs and companions, but they need regular exercise too. While they aren’t as high energy as some other small breeds, Silky Jacks do require moderate exercise and mental stimulation. A daily walk or jog is a great way for your Silky Jack to get some extra exercise and stay healthy. A short play session, such as a session of fetch, can also help expend some of their excess energy. Silky Jacks can be a good choice for families who live in small houses or apartments. They don’t require a lot of space and don’t need a big yard. However, they do need regular human interaction. A daily walk or short play session can help meet their social and mental needs.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Silky Jack is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Silky Jack is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Silky Jack is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Silky Jack is part of the Unclassified group.

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