Welcome to the home of International Silken Windhound Society!
Germany has formally recognized the Silken Windhounds! This is following the recognition in Slovenia more than 15 years ago. Then other FCI countries have started to see our potential as well. Hungary, Switzerland, Belgium and now Germany. We were honored to show at the World Dog Show 2023 in Geneva this summer, and beside the AKC breeds at the Oklahoma City Cluster over the July 4 weekend. Lets give a special thanks to all those who have worked so hard in each country, to make all of this happen.
Silken Windhounds are known for their friendly dispositions and make excellent family pets. They are happiest when sharing family activities. They are easily trainable and eager to please. Like other sighthounds, Silken Windhounds need room to run and exercise daily, but inside they are normally quiet and well-behaved. They require little grooming and are naturally clean and tidy.
Silken Windhounds are incredibly versatile dogs who can excel at a variety of sports and activities. As sighthounds, the most popular sports outside of conformation are running sports such as lure coursing and racing, but many silkens also compete in agility, obedience, therapy work, and scent work.
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The primary goal of ISWS is to protect and advance the purebred Silken Windhound dogs, to protect the interests of its members, and to educate its members in the areas of breeding, exhibiting, and maintaining the health and purity of the Silken Windhound breed.
Learn more about ISWS here.