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Silky Terrier

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.

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

The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for non-experienced owners
  • Basic training required
  • Enjoys gentle walks
  • Enjoys walking half an hour a day
  • Little toy dog
  • Minimum drool
  • Requires grooming daily
  • Non hypoallergenic breed
  • Chatty and vocal dog
  • Not a guard dog
  • May require training to live with other pets
  • Great family dog

Pet Card

  • Living Considerations: Good with older children, not hypoallergenic, suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
  • Size: Toy
  • Height: 23 to 25 centimetres
  • Weight: 4 to 5 kilograms
  • Coat: Puffy double coat
  • Energy: Medium-long
  • 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

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