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Silky Terrier Puppies
Description: The Silky Terrier who is also known as the Australian Silky Terrier has been bred as a lively, energetic companion. They are confident, entertaining little dogs who have a charm all their own. They are a terrier true to form. A one-family dog, they are very obedient and very adept pupils. Easily trained and scrupulously clean, Silky Terriers' loyalty will make them enjoyable and entertaining companions. They will hunt vermin if given the chance, but are very affectionate toward their owners. They are very keen, intelligent and somewhat yippy. They do like to bark to announce the presence of strangers, but can get along as long as they are socialized when they are young. Silky Terriers are independent and territorial to an extent, but are friendly and affectionate with their owners and friends. Silky Terriers are short and long terriers, being a mix of the Skye Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier. Unlike the Yorkshire, however, the fur does not reach the feet but stops right before them. Silky Terriers require a lot of coat care and grooming if they are to be shown in the competition ring. They come in colors of blue and tan, grey, and blue and tan with a silver topknot. Their topknot is apparent but not covering the face. The Sydney Silky is a perky and entertaining breed.
Height: 9 -
and tan, gray, blue and tan with silver-blue top-knot. Tips of hairs should
be darker than the roots. The blue and tan coat is parted down the middle
from head to tail.
Silky Terriers are spirited, friendly, and self-assured. They are confident
and yappy, much like the Yorkshire Terrier. Silky Terriers are possessive
of their territory and can be independent. They are relatively obedient if
properly trained, however, and are excellent at problem solving. They are
very intelligent and learn quickly. The Silky Terrier is strong-willed and
may become intolerant of strangers touching them if not socialized. They are
keen, generally friendly, and lively. They require quite a lot of attention
and interaction among their human family.
Watch-dog: High. Silky
Terriers can be very barky. They may announce a strangers' presence in their
Care and Training:
A big commitment is required to keep the Silky Terrier's coat lustrous and
in top condition with no matting. Daily combing and brushing and regular shampooing
is necessary. After bathing, they need to be dried completely. Do not let
them get chilled. Trim their coat occasionally, keep the hair on the legs
and knees trimmed short. Remove hair from their eyes by tying a topknot. They
are an energetic dog who enjoys extended play sessions. They need regular
exercise to maintain a well sense of being. Puppies should be accustomed to
brushing early. Puppies should also be socialized and trained early on. If
not, they may become territorial, bossy and unfriendly toward strangers.
Health Issues: Collapsing trachea, genetic eye disease, both malignant and benign tumors, cataracts, Cushing's disease, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, Legg-Perthes disease, luxating patellas, and pancreatic disease.
Life Span: 13 - 16 years.
The Silky Terrier is a long-lived breed.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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