Most silkhounds are kept as lapdogs, bred and trained for beauty. They even seem to know it, carrying themselves with careful aloofness whether at home with their magi or at a show meant to flaunt them. Their silky fur is soft to the touch and even their feet are soft. However, if the need arises, they can run even faster than their kenhound or courshound cousins, the soft fur on their feet padding their steps and helping them achieve greater speeds. They don't have the same love of speed,though, instead preferring to live an opulent life with those who prize their beauty. A silkhound does not deign to lick, but they will happily curl up next to their magi, resting their head in their lap.
Unlike their quicker desert-dwelling cousins, silkhounds are primarily used in special beauty shows, designed to flaunt their beautiful fur. While the fur itself is short along the body, the tufts on the ears and the tail are prized, and the fur itself is exquisitely fine. They are patient and kind creatures, happy to be primped and pampered and their fur brushed out. Their fur itself has value, and when trimmed, can be sold for high prices for use in weaving. Garments made from the fur of a silkhound are incredibly expensive and in high demand.
Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Raneth