The Silky Jack does not have a well-known history yet since they are a new hybrid but you can look at the histories of the Jack Russell Terrier and Silky Terrier. The Jack Russell Terrier is an English breed that originated around the 1800s by a reverend named John Russell, who was a serious fox hunter. He bred these dogs to cultivate the perfect fox hunting and flushing breed. At the time, they were named the Parson Russell Terrier and they were bred from different types of Terriers. Eventually, the Parson Russell Terrier was changed to Jack Russell Terrier in some areas but was still considered the Parson Russell Terrier in others. In fact, there are two clubs in the United States for this same breed, one named the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America and the other is named the Parson Russell Terrier Association of the United States. The American Kennel Club actually listed the breed as the Jack Russell Terrier in 1997 but they changed the name to Parson Russell Terrier in 2003. They are the 109th most common breed in the United States. The Silky Terrier is an Australian dog that originated in the 1800s by breeding the Yorkshire Terrier and Australian Terrier to create a good companion pet. It was not actually recognized as a breed until 1906 in New South Wales and then in Victoria three years later. However, there were some variations in the breed standards between the two and there was not a universally accepted breed standard until 1926. Six years later, the Silky Terrier was named the Sydney Silky and the Kennel Control Council of Victoria made it illegal to cross breed any more Silky Terriers with Australian and Yorkshire Terriers. The breed was brought to America in 1955 when American soldiers returned from WWII and the Silky Terrier Club of America was founded. The AKC acknowledged the breed in 1959 where they are the 100th most well-liked breed.
The Silky Jack needs a lot of activity to stay healthy because they have tons of anxious energy to get rid of. If you have a fenced yard, it is good if you can let your dog run around for a few hours a day chasing rabbits and squirrels but you also need to spend some quality time with her. At least once or twice a day, you should take her for a walk and you can also take her to play with other dogs at a dog park, to the beach or lake to swim, or to the woods for a hike.