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.
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.
Does your Silky Terrier bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.
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.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
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.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Silky Terrier puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
8 - 11 lbs
9 - 10 inches
Blue and tan
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