Silkzers are designer dogs resulting from the cross between a Miniature Schnauzer and a Silky Terrier. The mix of these two distinctive breeds produce the Silkzer which exhibit the appearance, characteristics, traits, temperament, and qualities derived from both or either parent.
The Miniature Schnauzer was developed in Germany way back in the 19th century for the purpose of ratting, guarding property, and herding. They were developed from the Standard Schnauzer, their larger relative, as farmers realized the need for a smaller dog.
The Silky Terrier stems from Australia and traces its roots in the 1890s. They are actually initially a cross themselves from imported Yorkshire Terriers with native Australian Terriers. The Silky-looking puppies were then interbred until the offspring had predictable Silky traits.
Common Silkzer colors include Black & Brown, Brown & White, Black & White, White / Cream, and combinations of brown, black, red-brown, and cream.They have straight to wavy, silky soft, double layered coat. Daily brushing and grooming is essential to avoid matting of their beautiful hair. Regular bathing and trimming will keep them looking nice and neat.
Silkzers are adorable, affectionate, fun, spirited and enthusiastic breeds. They are very playful and loves human attention which make them ideal family pets. Silkzers are intelligent and easy to train breeds, provided a firm and gentle hand along with patience is displayed by its trainer. With the right training, they do well with kids and other household pets.
Silkzers are energetic and burn off their energy mostly through playing, and will need about half an hour daily walk to maintain fitness. They do well indoors and are perfect for apartment living or small houses, but would surely enjoy outdoor trips and play time.