Silken Windhound Physical Appearance

Looking to own a Silken Windhound Dog and wondering what is the general appearance of Silken Windhound or what are the common colours of a Silken Windhound?

Learn more about the colors, weight and height of Silken Windhound Dogs from this page.

Silken Windhound Appearance

Silken Windhound Size, Height and Weight

    Consider the personality traits and appearance of the Silken Windhound, as this breed is not for everyone. Use this information below to see if a Silken Windhound would suit your lifestyle and household.

    Size of Silken Windhound: The Silken Windhound Dog is a medium sized dog.

    Height of Silken Windhound:
  • 18-23.5 inches (46-60 cm)

  • Weight of Silken Windhound:
  • Female: 22-45 pounds (10-20 kg)
  • Male: 33-55 pounds (15-25 kg)

    The Popular Colours of Silken Windhound Dogs

  • Black
  • Black and Tan
  • Brown
  • Gray
  • Red
  • Silver
  • White

Silken Windhound Appearance

Silken Windhound Information

The Silken Windhound is an elegant, small to medium-sized sighthound, with a moderately long, silky coat. Its classic lines and athletic build are the hallmarks of a true coursing dog. When viewing a Silken Windhound, one has the impression of grace, balance and strength integrated with exceptional running ability. In proportion, they are approximately square or slightly rectangular. Silkens that are excessively longer or shorter than they are tall are to be penalized to the extent of the deviation. The build of the Silken Windhound is sleek, through a balanced combination of fine bladed bone and smooth muscle, and never looks frail.

Silken Windhounds are affectionate and playful and are good dogs for families with children. Owing to their friendliness, they are not good guard dogs but are easily house broken and can be trained to live with smaller household pets. Silkens particularly like agility, therapy, flyball, and obedience. Silken Windhounds are often intelligent and easily trained using reward and affection in short, positive sessions and will work eagerly and form strong relationships with their owners if so treated. Like many sighthounds, Silken Windhounds can slip out of buckle collars, so most owners favour semi-slip collars.

What to do if you lose your Silken Windhound

If your Silken Windhound Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.

3. Telephone the nearby vets to see if someone has brought in your missing pet.

4. Telephone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Silken Windhound

If you find a Silken Windhound Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter near to your suburb.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who normally scan the animal’s microchip and phone the registered owner of the pet.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.