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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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James Gang Kennels
Member Since: March 2007
Location: Joplin, Missouri
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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

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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

Anonymous asked:

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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Anonymous

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

So is mine he is 12, but he is mostly gray.
11/8/2012 10:00:47 AM

Anonymous

When I researched the dog. I got that the Silky Terrier is supposed to be blue, tan, and/ or red. Two or all of these colors together. Or it is rare that Silky's can be be gray and tan. Or it may look gray and tan. Or it could be two of the three colors put together!! I am in school and I have to do research on the Silky Terrier. So it is fun to research this dog.
11/29/2012 7:22:00 PM

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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Anonymous

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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Anonymous asked:

5/12/2012 12:45:18 PM

5/12/2012 12:45:18 PM

Our Silky Terrier is urinating in all the beds and sofas and bitting all the guests. I dont no... Our Silky Terrier is urinating in all the beds and sofas and bitting all the guests. I dont no what to do with him and why he is like this. Can we take him out for walks?

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Anonymous

Yes, take him out for walks. Get a harness not a collar and a leash and take him out for long walks in the cooler part of the day. All dogs need exercise and the silky terrier breed really needs a lot of exercise!
7/12/2012 11:03:26 AM

Anonymous

Have you had your silky checked out for pancreatitis or diabetes? My sister's dog had similar traits and was found to have both. Rather be safe than sorry.
8/19/2012 12:00:25 AM

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4/22/2012 11:58:03 AM

4/22/2012 11:58:03 AM

I rescued an 8 yr. old silky a little over a year ago. She is a wonderful dog, well behaved... I rescued an 8 yr. old silky a little over a year ago. She is a wonderful dog, well behaved house broken has never had an accident in my home and I can leave her for hours; however she so possessive of her toys and growls at me showing me her teeth and has already bit my hand once....what do I do to break her of this terrible habit?

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su4tonka asked:

2/13/2012 7:26:19 PM

2/13/2012 7:26:19 PM

My Wife and I have a very loyal and loving male Silky age 9 months. He will not leave either one... My Wife and I have a very loyal and loving male Silky age 9 months. He will not leave either one of our sides until the last one goes to bed no matter which one is still up or whatever time it is. Amy one know why he does this ?

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Anonymous

Yes, I do know why. That's the personality of the breed. Our silky was like that until the day we lost him. For nine short years. where ever I was he was. If my husband was here, it was him. Enjoy it. They live for attention, affection, play and treats. Enjoy :~))
4/6/2012 5:38:49 AM

Anonymous

I have a 17 year old female Silky Terrier. She will be 18 at the end of October. She too, is at my side and has been since the day I brought this wonderful dog into our family. For the last two years, she has slowed down but up until then, she was a very active/social dog. Fortunately I work out of my home. She would be up all night with me if I stayed up all night. Now she tends to tell me it is time to go to bed. And we do. HA
10/9/2012 12:07:51 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/28/2012 11:14:55 AM

1/28/2012 11:14:55 AM

can my silky be in heat again, she was just in heat in november?

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Anonymous asked:

1/22/2012 11:09:18 AM

1/22/2012 11:09:18 AM

how to i figure out what kind of dog i have???Thank you

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Anonymous asked:

1/19/2012 3:11:14 AM

1/19/2012 3:11:14 AM

I found my silky terrier how can I determine his age?

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Anonymous asked:

1/14/2012 10:59:55 PM

1/14/2012 10:59:55 PM

My Silky Terrier is pulling her hair out so much that she now has a "shaved look" throughout her... My Silky Terrier is pulling her hair out so much that she now has a "shaved look" throughout her rump and her back legs. Is this common for this breed? She seems to do it more when left alone during the day. Help!

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Anonymous

Sounds like separation anxiety. She wont stop until she understands that you are coming back. And maybe sometimes if you can take her with you. Yorkies are very social people. They love being with you no matter what or where. You could also try to see if there is like a family or frind house that she could go to during the day. So that way she will not have to be alone. Hopefully she will grow out of it. You could also try to get her hair cut really short so there is no hair to pull on. Talk to your vet and see what solutions they can come up with. Plus yorkies love toys that move and makes noise. Good luck. I love Yorkies.
4/12/2012 6:58:35 PM

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12/30/2011 9:54:33 PM

12/30/2011 9:54:33 PM

I have a 10 yr old male shih-tzu and just purchased an 18 month old Yorkie but think she is... I have a 10 yr old male shih-tzu and just purchased an 18 month old Yorkie but think she is silky. She is aggressive toward my shih-tzu or territorial...literally leaps at him. I'm afraid of him lashing out as he's a little temperamental himself, what can I do to prevent this? Thank you.

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Anonymous

Well you always want to introduce the new family member to the current family member. somewhere. where neither one is familar with surroundings. so they are not territorial. that way no one is staping on the other one paws. they both dont want to feel like they are being replaced or loved more or less. Remember they are like children. You have to teach them and show them that we all are family and no one is going anywhere. dont force them to get to know another. take them to a park with a new toy. neither owns it and let them learn to play with another. correct bad behavior. award both when they are getting along. they will grow to love another. time and patience. Good luck.
4/12/2012 7:05:21 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/29/2011 8:58:40 PM

12/29/2011 8:58:40 PM

I am thinking about to get a silky terrier but I am not sure how long I should take it out to... I am thinking about to get a silky terrier but I am not sure how long I should take it out to play and how long to leave it alone

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Anonymous

Silk'ys will walk or jog with you almost anytime you are willing, but a good hour of playing fetch in the house works fine too. Ours esp. likes those limp plush animals that have squeakers in them. We call them boneless squirrels LOL
2/13/2012 7:33:02 PM

Anonymous

Our silky, Abby, will bring us her "baby' when she wants to play. But more important when she's done, she'll catch it the last time then run away with it and put it to bed in her crate.
7/1/2012 7:25:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/12/2011 2:23:49 PM

12/12/2011 2:23:49 PM

I am confused. I thought i had a yorkie, but she was bigger 11lbs. I bred her to a yorkie. So I... I am confused. I thought i had a yorkie, but she was bigger 11lbs. I bred her to a yorkie. So I thought I had a full blooded yorkie and sold her pups as this. But looking at the pics above she looks just like a Silky. I love my girl but now what do I do about the pups I already sold as yorkies???? need help asap!!!

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Anonymous

I've had the same problem because that is what I was told and there is nothing we can do about it now, it is what it is. My papers say Yorkie. So l can't say anything different.
5/9/2015 1:32:08 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/8/2011 10:29:27 PM

12/8/2011 10:29:27 PM

I have a 6 year old female Silky. She was groomed two months ago, trimed up not shaved and her... I have a 6 year old female Silky. She was groomed two months ago, trimed up not shaved and her hair this time is not growing back like before. I'm worried!!!

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Anonymous asked:

11/15/2011 10:36:31 AM

11/15/2011 10:36:31 AM

I have a 5 year old female Silky Terrier. My question is that she has had several cycles of... I have a 5 year old female Silky Terrier. My question is that she has had several cycles of heat and I really want to breed her, but cannot find a male around my area to do this. Any ideas? I would like to see a picture of the male before breeding her.

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Anonymous asked:

11/9/2011 7:49:26 PM

11/9/2011 7:49:26 PM

I have a silky male - will his personality change when he gets neutered? He is smart, he is... I have a silky male - will his personality change when he gets neutered? He is smart, he is house broken fully by the time he was 7 mos., he is 9 months best companion we have ever had.

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Anonymous

I have a silk terrier/chihuahua, his temperment did not change once neutered. If anything, he became less likely to mark his territory when we went for walks.
11/29/2011 8:04:37 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/4/2011 8:46:39 PM

11/4/2011 8:46:39 PM

how long do silkly terriers stay in heat?

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Anonymous

Three weeks
1/10/2012 6:10:45 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/31/2011 12:51:16 PM

10/31/2011 12:51:16 PM

how long after female comes into heat she comes into again

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Anonymous

should be 6-8 months
8/21/2012 8:25:14 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/9/2011 3:09:49 PM

10/9/2011 3:09:49 PM

I have a beautiful dog going on 3yrs old who was sold to us as a Yorkie by a shih tzu breeder... I have a beautiful dog going on 3yrs old who was sold to us as a Yorkie by a shih tzu breeder who was selling some Yorkies for a breeder friend of his (supposedly). Anyway, everywhere I go someone tells me that they think she is a Silky and by pictures and measurements, she seems to fit the Silky beed characteristics. I would like to get a reliable DNA test to find out once and for all and I have been told there are all types out there, some not a good as others. And possible some that are more specific within the terrier class. Can anyone direct me? thanks so much

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Anonymous

I too, have a Silky girl that I rescued at 3 months, and I also have a rescue Yorkie. You can distinguish the differnce between Yorkie and Silky by their muzzles. The Yorkie's muzzle is more smaller/narrow and pointier and the Silky has a more elongated curve to it. I call my Silky an "alligator mouth" because that's exactly what it looks like. That's how I found the distiction between my 2 girls. Hope this helps you.
10/13/2011 2:37:21 PM

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10/7/2011 12:37:46 AM

10/7/2011 12:37:46 AM

just got a rescue silky terrier. having her groomed tomorrow - she is matted really bad. how... just got a rescue silky terrier. having her groomed tomorrow - she is matted really bad. how long does it usually take to grow back? rescued from a puppy mill

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Anonymous

It depends how short of a haircut you give your silky. If you go with a puppy cut, it can take a couple of months, but if you just get her trimmed, it won't take long at all. Her hair won't mat as much if you keep it short.
10/29/2011 3:32:50 AM

Anonymous

Cowboy Magic detangler works great to get snarls and mats out. For that matter so does baby oil. Don't leave either in and don't use people shampoo - too strong. Just takes some patience and fingers to pull apart snarls before brushing. Three farm silkies that love to play in hay, sawdust, twigs anything that will muss and tangle hair.
1/20/2012 2:25:47 PM

Anonymous

Silkies have hair like you and has to be brushed on a daily basis. If you use a spray on conditioner when brushing their hair it will help. I use a product called Seabreeze Oil when combing and it keeps my dogs hair shiny and soft
8/21/2012 8:33:26 AM

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9/26/2011 11:28:32 PM

9/26/2011 11:28:32 PM

I rescued a pure breed silky from an owner who just did not want her any more. She's about 2-3... I rescued a pure breed silky from an owner who just did not want her any more. She's about 2-3 yrs. What do i feed her, does it have to be expensive? I already have two golden retriever mixes and four cats.

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Anonymous

Well even though the silky terrier gets pricey you can go both ways... I have mine which is 5 years and she eats kibbles& bits for pups or just the easier to chew bites as oppose to the big bread or adult bread size bites. These bags are like 18$ for the biggest bag 20lbs. Also u could do pedigree for small breed or for puppies. The other option petco usually has a really good brand of food for this precise dog breed it's like 25$ for like 10 lbs.. But it's targeting coat, teeth, everything that this bread needs. It's all up to you. I do suggest because if their coat & to prevent tartar in their teeth stay away from can food ... They get it all over their face hairs and then they smell like dog food. Hth.. Good luck!
9/27/2011 7:50:03 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/17/2011 11:36:58 PM

9/17/2011 11:36:58 PM

I have a silky terrier and its so hard to train him at first i started off with the wee wee pads... I have a silky terrier and its so hard to train him at first i started off with the wee wee pads cause he was too little to be out in the winter now im trying to train him but is there any suggestions or help for me to get my dog potty train he so mean?

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Anonymous

I put a male diaper on my male with an assure urine control pad, where ever I take him in the car. I started out using them for training and if I didn't take him out for a long time he would use the diaper. I generally took the diaper off him when I put him in the back yard with my female Silky.
10/2/2012 12:49:37 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/13/2011 12:30:06 AM

9/13/2011 12:30:06 AM

how often can a silky terrier bathe?

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Anonymous

Because silky terriers are single coated, they can be bathed once a week with a good shampoo and conditioner recommended for dogs.
9/19/2011 3:14:32 PM

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