Other Common Names:
Australian Silky Terrier
The Silky Terrier is a fine boned long-haired dog with small cat-like feet and upright triangular ears. This dog breed is generally low set.
Country of Origin:
Silky Terriers originated in Australia
Silky Terriers range from 9 to 10 inches (23-25 cm.)
Silky Terriers weight between 8 and 11 pounds (4-5 kg.)
Silky Terriers are born black; their coats eventually becomes blue & fire red, or blue with tan markings.
The Silky Terrier sheds little to no hair. It should be bathed and combed daily to keep its coat in top condition.
This quick smart dog breed is mindful of his territory. Curious and attentive, the Silky Terrier is an enthusiastic digger. This docile breed makes a good watchdog and an excellent traveling companion.
Some health problems that affect the Silky Terrier are intervertebral disc disease, elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, legg-Perthes, diabetes, epilepsy and tracheal collapse.
The life-span of the Silky Terrier is about 12-15 years.
The Silky Terrier does well living in an apartment, but it has excellent stamina and loves to play outside.
Silky Terriers are in the Toy Group