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Silky-Pin History

The Silky Pin is an Australian breed of domestic cat. It is a medium-sized, longhaired, sleek cat with pointed ears and a long tail. Originally developed in Australia, the silky was recognized by the CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) in 1987. The silky is thought to have originated from crosses between the Russian Blue and the Persian. The silky is a medium-size, long-hair, sleek cat with pointed ears, and a long, tufted tail.The coat comes in three colors: silver, blue or cream.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Silky-Pin Physical Characteristics

The Silky Pin is a small, shorthaired breed of dog. The silkie is relatively new and is recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club. The silky pin has a flat skull and wide nose. The tail is thick at the base and tapers to a point. The ears are floppy, large, and pendant. The body is stocky. The silky pin is a friendly and devoted companion animal.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Black, Gray, Brown, Red, Cream, Isabella, Fawn, Blue, Silver, Sable, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 13 inches

Female Height Range: 8 – 11 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 10 – 15 lbs

Female Weight Range: 8 – 13 lbs

Silky-Pin Health

Description of breed health.


11-14 yrs

Silky-Pin Health Concerns

Tracheal Collapse, Spongiform Leukodystrophy, Mitral Valve Dysplasia, Patellar Luxation, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Congenital Eye Defects

Silky-Pin Temperament and Behaviour

The Silky-Pin is a quick learner and is very smart. They are independent and sensitive, and like a lot of attention. They are playful and outgoing, and do well with an active family. They also get along well with children and other pets. They are obedient, but are also good at acting on their own.

Silky-Pin Activity Requirements

Silky-Pins are a lovable, intelligent, and happy-go-lucky breed of dog. They are small and compact, making them suitable for apartment living. While they do not require a lot of physical exercise, Silkies do require regular attention. They tend to be very attached to their owners and may become anxious or destructive if left alone for long periods of time. While they are not high-energy dogs, they still need to be taken out for walks at least a few times a week. A brisk walk around the neighborhood or a game of fetch in the yard will provide them with enough exercise and mental stimulation. A bored or unhappy Silky Pin can be noisy and destructive. If you are not prepared to spend lots of time with your Silkie, this may not be the right dog for you.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Silky-Pin is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Silky-Pin is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Silky-Pin is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Silky-Pin is part of the Unclassified group.

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