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Breed Group: Toy
Silky Terrier

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Weight
8 - 11 lbs
Height
9 - 10 inches
Color(s)
Blue and tan
Overview
The Silky Terrier is intelligent, curious, and in constant motion. Originally developed in the 19th century in Australia. The Silky is compact but is light in build. They are a friendly and spirited breed. The Silky Terrier can be possessive with their family and property.
Character
The Silky Terrier is an excellent companion. This breed has a keen alertness and a true Terrier nature. They can, on occasion, exhibit defiance and stubbornness. They do not like to be left alone for extended periods of time and do best when someone is home for most of the day. The Silky makes an excellent watchdog.
Temperament
The Silky Terrier is generally happy and loves to play. They are bold in action and have a mischievous streak. This breed loves to dig and bark. The Silky is most suited for older, well-behaved children. They are extremely territorial and may exhibit aggression toward other dogs. They love to chase cats, so raising them with cats from puppy-hood is highly recommended.
Care
The Silky Terrier's coat is highly susceptible to tangles and matting. They require daily brushing and combing. This breed requires a deep commitment from their owners. To keep the coat lustrous regular shampooing is necessary. The Silky is prone to several disorders including luxating patella, tracheal collapse, and epilepsy.
Coat
The Silky Terrier's coat is virtually non-shedding and odorless. Their coat is one of the breed's most prominent features. It is straight, silky, and shiny. Unlike the Yorkie, whose coat flows to the floor, the Silky coat is shorter and conforms to the shape of the body. The texture is much like human hair. The color of the coat may be blue and red, or blue and tan.
Training
This breed may be difficult to housebreak. They respond best to praise, reward, love and consistency. The Silky Terrier does well in obedience training provided the method used is not done using a choke collar. The Silky trachea is easily damaged. Training must be done firmly and fairly.
Activity
The Silky Terrier is a bundle of energy. They love to be given chances to run and play, but must have a tightly fenced yard. They also enjoy brisk walks and playing ball. The Silky is able to do well in an apartment, although they are also an active indoor breed. It is important they are kept busy and social to discourage boredom.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Silky Terrier puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Featured Silky Terrier Breeder

James Gang Kennels
Member Since: March 2007
Location: Joplin, Missouri
I have Silky Terrier puppies for sale! See My Profile
We are a small USDA and state licensed facility. We raise Silky Terriers and Shih Tzu dogs. My dogs are very spoiled and gets lots of attention from my family. All my puppies are current on vaccinations at the time of adoption. All puppies come with a 10 day health guarantee and a 1 year guarantee a...

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Anonymous asked:

6/12/2013 4:39:35 PM

6/12/2013 4:39:35 PM

what is the average price for a silky terrier?

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Anonymous

The average cost of an Silky Terrier puppy from a reputable and qualified breeder is $1000.00 - $1250.00 per pup.
7/16/2014 3:23:11 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/5/2013 10:51:57 AM

1/5/2013 10:51:57 AM

Silky terrier versus the yorkshire terrier Is a silky terrier the same as a Yorkshire Terrier? Or are they two different breeds

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Anonymous

No they are not. Yorkies have shorter snouts and a little bit different coloring. Both breeds are amazing
2/14/2013 8:43:00 PM

Anonymous

the silky terrier has human hair so its hypo allergenic, im not so sure about yorkshire terriers
3/10/2013 11:15:26 PM

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12/22/2012 1:07:53 PM

12/22/2012 1:07:53 PM

Difference What's the defining difference between a silky terrier and a yorkie?

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Anonymous

One thing is there size, the silky is larger than the yorkie. I think the silky's are better if you have children their bones seem to be bigger and stronger than the yorkies.
4/25/2013 2:28:49 PM

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11/27/2012 2:05:10 PM

11/27/2012 2:05:10 PM

owner at what age does a silky terrier go into heat for the first time

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Anonymous asked:

11/12/2012 12:06:18 PM

11/12/2012 12:06:18 PM

are silky terriers affectionate dogs and do they like to be held?

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They are very affectionate. They love to be part of the family and be in on eveything. Sitting on the couch or sleeping in your bed are favorite places for the Silky .
12/1/2012 12:37:45 PM

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10/8/2012 4:46:34 PM

10/8/2012 4:46:34 PM

My 3 year old silky terrier is gray and tan. Is this a normal color combination for silky's?

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Anonymous

Silky bodies can be any shade of grey from dark slate blue to light silvers. With tan legs and head and either a silver or fawn headfall. Some will stay black and tan and some will go moe beige caused by sun burn and homone changes , As a young dog they must never be brown and tan or white
12/1/2012 12:43:10 PM

Anonymous

Unlike the Yorkie, which is supposed to come in one color combination, the standard for the silky terrier recognizes several color combinations. The Gray and tan you describe is actually recognized as blue and tan by the registries.
12/16/2012 11:12:19 AM

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7/23/2012 8:30:11 PM

7/23/2012 8:30:11 PM

We purchased a Silky puppy. Our vet told us today that he is not a pure breed. His front legs... We purchased a Silky puppy. Our vet told us today that he is not a pure breed. His front legs are curved not straight. We are having a DNA test done. The breeder said he is a pure breed, He is 4.5 months old and has wire hair. We were told it could take 2 years for his adult coat to come in.

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The front legs is a show quality fault. As a pet I should not be a problem. The original cross between the Yorkshire and the Australian terrier will occasionally produce too much coat like the yorkie and a shorter coat of the Australian. The ideal coat is 1/2 way between. The shorter coats do take a couple of years to grow out. Unless you were purchasing a show quality dog it is not a concern The Silky coat feels more like our hair
12/1/2012 1:38:01 PM

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6/18/2012 1:05:20 PM

6/18/2012 1:05:20 PM

Our silky is very aggresive do you have any advice on how to correct this?

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Anonymous

My 7 yr old silky is the same way. What helped in my situation was training. As soon as I saw signs I would say sit or down and that quickly took his mind off what he was fixated on causing the aggression. Also they can get aggressive when they have too much energy or are bored. I run about 5 miles with him a day and that has changed his attitude alot. I hope this helped a bit.
7/22/2012 11:40:23 PM

Anonymous

A silky is a terrier, they are supposed to be aggressive as they were bred to be a varmit dog. He is acting normal for his breed. Can you "correct" him for doing something that comes naturally? Yes, but you will be about as successful as "correcting" your child for breathing. You might slow him down, but you won't stop this agressive behavior without breaking his spirit. One way to train puppies is to put several pennies in an empty soda can and tape the top shut. The moment they display a negative behavior, shake the can vigorously (which will startle him) and tell him "no". This is GREAT for training puppies, I have my doubts that it will change an adult dogs behavior though.
12/16/2012 11:16:59 AM

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6/10/2012 11:00:42 PM

6/10/2012 11:00:42 PM

I have a silky terrier, a girl who will soon be 6 months. I have a Yorkie who is 3 years old and... I have a silky terrier, a girl who will soon be 6 months. I have a Yorkie who is 3 years old and he is male. He is a therapy dog and my silky seems to have the same attitude as my Yorkie where I think she will also be a good therapy dog. I was wondering if anyone has registered their silky as a therapy dog and what kind of training you did? because I noticed that my silky is a bit harder to train than my Yorkie was.

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Silkies mae good therapy dogs. I reward my customers $50 when they become certified. Canine good citizen training and/or obedience training (not for trial ) and plenty of socialization . If you live near Oceanside CA there is Love on a Leash . They have affiliates in other areas. Also check with the Delta Society.
12/1/2012 5:06:45 PM

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5/17/2012 4:48:03 PM

5/17/2012 4:48:03 PM

I have a full blooded yorkie and she bred with a yorkie/silky male. What would I call the... I have a full blooded yorkie and she bred with a yorkie/silky male. What would I call the puppies and what breed would that make the puppies

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