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Silky Tzu

Shih Tzu / Silky Terrier Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Side view - A soft looking, black and tan Silky Tzu puppy is laying on a carpet on its left side and it is looking up and forward. The dog has an underbite and its bottom row of teeth are showing. It has round eyes and a black nose and black lips.

Georgia the Silky Tzu at 6 months old (Shih Tzu/ Silky Terrier mix).


The Silky Tzu is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Shih Tzu 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.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
The front right side of a soft, long haired, black and tan Silky Tzu dog wearing a silver dress looking up and to the right. There is a pink ring toy on the floor next to it. The dog has an underbite.

"Georgia, Shih-Tzu/Silky Terrier mix (Silky Tzu mix breed dog) at 1 year, 4 months old. She is the perfect cross between energy and affection. She plays hard, but loves to cuddle on laps at night."

Close up - Top down view of a little fluffy black and brown with white Silky Tzu puppy sitting in grass looking up.

Bunny the Silky Tzu puppy (Shih-Tzu / Silky Terrier mix breed dog).