"Mini Pearl at one year old—her mother is a red miniature Dachshund; her father is a Silky Terrier.” Photo courtesy of owner Dana B.
The Silkshund is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Dachshund and the Silky Terrier. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
"Mini Pearl at one year old—her mother is a red miniature Dachshund; her father is a Silky Terrier. She does have both ears; one sticks up more than the other." Photo courtesy of owner Dana B.