Silky Terrier

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Breed Group: Toy
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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.
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.
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.
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.
8 - 11 lbs
9 - 10 inches
Blue and tan
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Silky Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Silky Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Silky Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Silky Terriers sold is $1,325.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Silky Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,500 upwards to $6,500 or even more for a Silky Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Silky Terriers sold is $600.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,325.00
Average Price: $600.00
Top Quality: $2,500.00 to $6,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 1556 Silky Terrier puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Silky Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Silky Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Silky Terrier Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 1556 Silky Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Mason
  • 2. Bella
  • 3. Charlie
  • 4. Gracie
  • 5. Mikey
  • 6. Cookie
  • 7. Jack
  • 8. Jazz
  • 9. Molly
  • 10. Teddy
  • 11. Timi
  • 12. Champ
  • 13. Gator
  • 14. Mickey
  • 15. Sadie
  • 16. Sparkie
  • 17. Baby
  • 18. Bandit
  • 19. Bentley
  • 20. Cooper

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Member Since: September 2010
Location: Los Angeles, California
I have Silky Terrier puppies for sale! See My Profile
I have raised Wire Fox & Silky Terriers in the same place since 1974 My kennel awarded Sm Business of the Year 2000 by United Chambers of Commmerce has a BBB A+ rating Pups are home raised. Puppies are micro chipped. The pups go with info on pet care & have a minimum of 4 sets of shots before they leave at 10 weeks of age Puppies are health guar for 1 year against major genetic or congen prob. Priced according to qual from show potential,to pet qual. I evaluate my puppies weekly. We accept Visa,MC & Discover I will not ship cargo.I recommend Southwest. If booked in advance it is around the price of shiping via Pet Airways . I have a responsible pet parent prog. If your pup graduates puppy preschool or other train. class, you will receive a $20 graduation gift. If he/she becomes a certified therapy dog, licensed service dog or gets an OB or agility degree, you will receive a $50 award . I am a member of and ex Vice Pres of City Of Angels Silky Terier Club Member of Orange Empire Dog club serving in the a Canine Ambassador program Past President of Sun Valley Chamber of Commerce & served as area Director of United Chambers of Commerce. On my web sire are links to Facebook and slideshows on several topics which include comments from over 35 pet parents.

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Anonymous asked:
What if we are looking for a Silky with drop ears (not pointed up) as we actually love that look? We don't seem to see any photos from breeders with this feature.



The Australian Silky Terrier's set standard for the breed is that they come with pointed, upright ears. It is the only way a pure-bred Silky Terrier is supposed to look. If they have dropped ears, then they should not be bred or are not purebred. Most likely you will not find a Silky Terrier from a responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeder simply because the breed has 1 set standard. It is like you can not find a purebred Golden Retriever that has pointed, upturned ears. They only have dropped ears. The Australian Silky Terrier only has pointed, upturned ears.


Every thing described above about the ears is absolutely accurate.

Anonymous asked:
What is the average price for a Silky Terrier?



The average cost of a Silky Terrier puppy from a reputable and qualified breeder is $1000.00 - $1250.00 per pup.


The prices mentioned in this website are lower.

Anonymous asked:
Is a Silky Terrier the same as a Yorkshire Terrier? Or are they two different breeds?



No, they are not. Yorkies have shorter snouts and a little bit different coloring. Both breeds are amazing


The Silky Terrier has human hair so it's hypo-allergenic, I'm not so sure about Yorkshire Terriers.


They are different breeds. One difference is their size, the Silky Terrier is larger than the Yorkie. I think the Silky Terriers are better if you have children, their bones seem to be bigger and stronger than the Yorkies.

Anonymous asked:
Are Silky Terriers affectionate dogs that 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 Terrier.

Anonymous asked:
My 3-year-old Silky Terrier is gray and tan. Is this a normal color combination for Silkys?



So is mine he is 12, but he is mostly gray.


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. It is rare that Silkys can 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.


Silky Terrier bodies can be any shade of gray 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 more beige caused by sunburn and hormone changes. As a young dog, they must never be brown and tan or white.


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.


I call the silky silver and gold.

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Updated: 7/4/2022