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Silken Windhound vs Otterhound vs Silky Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Silken Windhound vs Otterhound vs Silky Terrier" Compare Silken Windhound and Otterhound. Which is better: Silken Windhound or Otterhound or Silky Terrier?
Name Silken Windhound Otterhound Silky Terrier
OriginsUnited States England Australia
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank274186106
Reviews010
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Other Names Silken Otter Dog Sydney Silky, Australian Silky Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1909 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1959 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy Terriers section.
Breed Recognition No set American Kennel Club
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Club Espanol De Terriers
Price $800-$1000 $500-$600 $600-$800

General Appearance - Silken Windhound vs Otterhound vs Silky Terrier

Size Medium Large Small
Weight Female: 22-45 pounds (10-20 kg), Male: 33-55 pounds (15-25 kg) 66-115 pounds (30-52 kg) 8-11 pounds (4-5 kg)
Avg. Weight Female: 33.5 pounds (15 kg), Male: 44 pounds (20 kg) 90.5 pounds (41 kg) 9.5 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height 18-23.5 inches (46-60 cm) 24-26 inches (60-65 cm) 9-10 inches (23-25 cm)
Avg. Height 18-23.5 inches (53 cm) 25 inches (62.5 cm) 9.5 inches (24 cm)

Hair & Care - Silken Windhound vs Otterhound vs Silky Terrier

Coat Silky Rough
Waterproof
Silky
Straight
Glossy
Colors Brown
Red
White
Tan
Gray
Silver
Black
Blue
Cream
Wheaten
Tan
Black
Blue
Fawn
Platinum
Tricolor
Tan
Cream
Gray
Silver
Black
Grooming
Average: The Silken Windhound requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Otterhound requires a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Silky Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Silken Windhounds shed moderately.
Otterhounds shed above average.
Silky Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Silken Windhound vs Otterhound vs Silky Terrier

Temperament Affectionate
Familiar
Playful
Loving
Companionable
Friendly
Trusting
Amiable
Outright
Tempered
Boisterous
Alert
Inquisitive
Quick
Intelligent
Friendly
Joyful
Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Average: Silken Windhound's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Otterhound's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Silky Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Silken Windhounds are easy to train.
Otterhounds are easy to train.
Silky Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Silken Windhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Otterhound is a highly playful breed.
The Silky Terrier is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Otterhounds are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Silken Windhounds are highly affectionate dogs.
Otterhounds are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Silky Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Silken Windhounds need for social interaction is average.
Otterhounds need for social interaction is average.
Silky Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Silken Windhound rarely barks.
Average: The Otterhound barks occasionally.
Average: The Silky Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Silken Windhounds are not the best watchdogs.
Otterhounds are not the best watchdogs.
Silky Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Silken Windhounds are not the best to protect their territory.
Otterhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Silky Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Silken Windhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Otterhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Silky Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Silken Windhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Otterhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Silky Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Silken Windhound is strong enough to escape from home.
Otterhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Silky Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Silken Windhounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Otterhounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Silky Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Silken Windhounds are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Otterhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Silky Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Silken Windhounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Otterhounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Silky Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Silky Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Silken Windhound vs Otterhound vs Silky Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Silken Windhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Otterhounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Silky Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Silken Windhounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Otterhounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Silky Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Silken Windhounds are average friendly towards cats.
Otterhounds are average friendly towards cats.
Silky Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Silken Windhounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Otterhounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Silky Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Silken Windhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Otterhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Silky Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Silken Windhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Otterhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Silky Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Silken Windhounds are generally with other pets.
Otterhounds are generally with other pets.
Silky Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Silken Windhounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Otterhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Silky Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Silken Windhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Otterhound breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Silky Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Silken Windhound vs Otterhound vs Silky Terrier

Health Issues
Silken Windhounds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Otterhounds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Silky Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Bloat
Epilepsy
Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia
Joint Problems
Collapsed Trachea
Diabetes
Epilepsy
Legg-perthes Disease
Life Expectancy 16-20 years 10-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Silken Windhounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Otterhounds are high energy dogs.
Silky Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Silken Windhounds need quite a lot of exercise.
Otterhounds need a lot of exercises.
Silky Terriers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Silken Windhounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Otterhounds don't need too much sleep.
Silky Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Low.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Silken Windhound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Otterhound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Silken Windhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Otterhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Silky Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Silken Windhound is an average drooler.
The Otterhound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Silky Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Silken Windhound vs Otterhound vs Silky Terrier

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 4-7 puppies 3-5 puppies

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