The history of the Silky-Pin is still unknown since they are a new designer breed. However, it is possible to derive a history for them from looking at the backgrounds of the parent breeds, the Miniature Pinscher and Silky Terrier. The Miniature Pinscher began in Germany in the 1600s when breeders were trying to perfect a ratting dog that could chase the vermin from their hiding spots. They were bred from German Pinschers, Dachshunds, and Italian Greyhounds, and are not in any way related to the Doberman Pinscher even though they look alike and share the same name. Some believe the Miniature Pinscher originated over 2000 years ago but there are no records of their existence from back then. In the 1900s, the breed was shown at the German Stuttgart Dog Show and about 20 years later they were becoming popular in the United States. The Miniature Pinscher Club of America was formed in 1929 and they were accepted by the American Kennel Club that same year. They are now the 68th most well-liked breed in America. Originating in Australia, the Silky Terrier derived from the Yorkshire Terrier and Australian Terrier in the 19th century to create the perfect companion pet. With their silky coat, they are considered to be hypoallergenic and are great for people with allergies. They are definitely good family pets but can be snappy if irritated so should be carefully supervised with small children. The Silky Terrier was brought to America by soldiers returning from World War II and became popular. The Silky Terrier Club of America was started in 1955 and the breed was recognized by the AKC four years later. Today, the Silky Terrier is the 100th most common breed in the United States.
The Silky-Pin is a small hybrid breed with a thin coat of medium to long straight and silky hair that can be a variety of different colors. Some of the colors they come in are brindle, silver, gray, sable, blue, fawn, Isabella, tan, red, chocolate, black although the most common color is black, chocolate, and white. They have pointed, upright ears, a long muzzle on a small head, brown eyes, black lips, a scissors bite, and a black or brown nose. Their legs are long and strong and their tail is short to medium and can be hairless or feathered.