Silky Terrier

The Silky Terrier is an excellent companion for family.
They are extremely loyal to their owners.


silky terrier

BREED GROUP:    Toy Dogs
OCCUPATION:  Vermin hunter
HEIGHT:  23-35 cm
WEIGHT:  4-5 kg
COLOR(S):  blue and tan
LONGEVITY:  14 to 16 years
EXERCISE:  active, long walk
GROOMING:  Moderate


The Silky Terrier is originate developed in Australia, in the late 1800's. These dog breeds was derived from the crossing of imported Yorshire Terriers with the Australian Terrier. They were bred as vermin hunter or herding, but they always be a good companion dog.

The breeds of dogs was recognized by the AKC in 1959 and with a national breed standard was established in 1962.


The Silky Terrier is a toy terrier, he is a small, silky, shinny and long coat. The body is longer than it's tall, whose coat flows to the body. The coat colors comes with blue and red, blue and tan or with red markings.

Silky puppy are born with black colors.


The Silky Terrier is very intelligent, he learns new commands quickly at an above average rate. Training these dog is very straight forward as it is very eager to learn. They respond best to praise, reward and with love.

The training should begin early, teach the basic obedience and household rules.  Should train with fairness, firmness and consistency.

Here are the dog training tips for your reference.


Grooming the silky thick coat may be difficult, They should be combed or brushed with a soft bristle brush or curry bomb daily to keep it looking wonderful. They need to be bathe often and after bathe must remember keep it dry well.

You should trim the dog's feet and the area under the tail to keep the dog clean.


The Silky Terrier is a great companions family dog. They will become extremely devoted when the time together with their family. He is a quiet dog, this breed is not known to bark much.

They are alert and make extremely good watch dogs, they will only bark when  there is a stranger present. 

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