General Information

Dog Name Silken Windhound
The Other Names Silken
Scientific Name Canis lupus familiaris
Breed Type Hound
The Group Sighthound
Breed Hunting
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Country of Origin United States of America

Dimensions and Size

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The Minimum Lifespan 14
Max Lifespan 20
Men’s ideal weight for a minimum size 12
The ideal weight for a male 21
Minimum Ideal Weight For Female 9
Maximum Ideal Weight For Male 21


Temperament Friendship, Love, and Adaptability
Prey Drive No,
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Stranger Friendly High Quality
Children Friendly High Quality
Cat Friendly Medium
Dog Friendly High Quality
Office-Friendly The medium-sized apprehension
Apartments that are friendly High Quality
Senior Citizens Friendly High Quality
Service Dog High Quality
Search and Rescue Dog High Quality
Bitter Potential Low-cost

Silken Windhound, which is like a small version of Borzoi, is an active and loving dog breed. The medium-sized Silken Windhound is an elegant sighthound with the ability to move quickly and gracefully. This medium-sized dog has a soft, silky coat with a beautiful texture. To keep the coat silky and soft, it requires grooming every week.

Silken Windhound will be the ideal dog for anyone looking for an affectionate breed of canine that is able to cuddle and play with them on their couch, as well as participate actively in any activities they enjoy. This breed thrives in both an apartment and in a family home that has a big yard.

Origin and History

Silken Windhounds were created just a few years ago by combining Borzois with Whippets. Francie Stull wanted to create a breed with the Whippet look but also a beautiful coat, like the Borzoi. She crossed the two and in 1985, the first Silken Windhound appeared. The name came in 1998.

This breed was recognized as a Sighthound by the United Kennel Club in 2011, but not yet by the American Kennel Club. This breed is now popular worldwide, not only in the United States.

Silken Windhound standing elegantly - The Graceful Silken Windhound
Silken Windhounds standing gracefully.

What is the child-friendly status of Silken Windhound?

Silken Windhounds love to play with children and be around them. Due to their friendly and playful nature, they make a great companion. It is important to supervise closely so that neither side is prone to rough play or accident.

Temperament is a combination of personality and behavior

Temperament: Silken Windhounds are friendly, active, and loving. These dogs are very friendly and will get along with almost anyone. It is a breed that is affectionate and loving with family. This breed loves to lay on the couch, but it also enjoys regular exercise.

Personality: Silken Windhounds are intelligent and friendly. This breed gets along well with most people, but if you’re looking for a guard or watchdog, then this isn’t the right choice for you. It is not shy or aggressive.

Behavior: Silken Windhounds are very social and love being around their owners. They may develop separation anxiety if they’re not paid enough attention to or if left alone too long. A high prey desire can also lead the Silken to pursue small birds and animals. Always keep an eye on your pet.


It is easy to train the Silken Windhound as they are intelligent and smart dogs that can learn quickly. Even though its independence can lead to stubbornness, it is important that you establish an Alpha position at an early age so the dog knows who it’s master.

As they progress, you can move on to advanced training. They will be kept active and stimulated.

The Facts

  • Due to its high prey-drive, the Silken Windhound isn’t suited for small pets or birds.
  • Silken Windhounds have a beautiful, weather-resistant coat.
The beautiful Silken Windhound - The Graceful Silken Windhound
Silken Windhound, the beautiful Silken Windhound

The Health of the Nation

Silken Windhounds are generally a healthy dog breed.

  • Lotus Syndrome: This syndrome occurs when the back legs of the litter are in lotus. This syndrome occurs when the puppies do not move. Many die before or within a few hours of birth. It can cause breathing problems.
  • Deafness: A Silken Windhound may become deaf due to an infection. If you think your dog is not hearing well, then take it to the vet.


Silken Windhounds are available in the following colours:

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

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Height: Silken Windhounds are usually between 18-24″ tall.

Weight: Silken Windhounds can weigh anywhere between 22-55 pounds for a male and 24-44 pounds for a female.

Buy Tickets

In general, the Silken Windhound is priced between $2,000 and $2500. If you choose to adopt, the price will be between $300 and $500 USD, which include vaccinations fees, etc.

Silken Windhounds are a breed of dog similar to others.

  • Whippet
  • Borzoi
  • Saluki
  • Afghan Hound