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Silky Terrier

The friendly, lively Silky Terrier has a true terrier temperament with a zest for life. Originally bred to hunt vermin, this dog is quick and alert with a long, moderately low set body. He is playful, inquisitive and eager to please, making him an exceptional companion. The Silky Terrier requires little exercise but enjoys an occasional game of fetch or an outdoor walk. His fine, smooth coat must be brushed and bathed regularly.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
Did you know?
In the 1800s, Yorkshire Terriers from England were imported to Australia and bred to Australian Terriers to improve the Australian Terrier’s coat colour. The end result was a type of dog known today as the Silky Terrier.
Also Known As:
Australian Silky Terrier
Silky Terrier
  • Size Toy
  • Height 23 to 25 centimetres
  • Weight 4.5 kilograms
  • Coat Medium-long
  • Energy Low
  • Colour Black and tan, blue and tan, blue-silver and tan, grey and tan, silver and tan, or silver-black and tan
  • Activities Conformation, Agility, Earthdog Trials
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both