All About Silky Terriers

Silky Terrier is also known as Sydney Terrier, Australian Silky Terrier, Silky Toy Terrier.

The Silky Terrier was originally developed in 19th century Australia from other breeds, primarily the Yorkshire Terrier and the Australian Terrier. American servicemen brought Silky Terriers home with them after the war was over. The Silky Terrier is a loving companion dog, but can be pretty skilled at catching rodents if trained to do so.

Silky Terrier: Physical traits
– erect, v-shaped ears
– distinct dark eyes
– long haired
– fine, silky hair
– coat can be blue, red, tan
– born black

Silky Terrier: Character Traits
– smart and alert
– spunky and unique
– loving with children
– active, high energy
– protective
– jealous
– barkers
– stubborn
– intense
– quickly alarmed

Silky Terrier: Grooming
– prone to matting and tangles, need to be combed almost every day
– frequent baths

Silky Terrier: Height
– 9-10 inches

Silky Terrier: Weight
– 10-11 lbs

Q & A

Do Silky Terriers need a yard?
No. Silky Terriers are great for apartments, as they are happy just to run a round a room. They have a lot of energy but do not need a lot of room to use it.

Do Silky Terriers shed?
Silky Terriers shed little to no hair.

Can Silky Terriers live with other pets?
Usually. Although they tend to get jealous, Silky Terriers usually accustom themselves to other animals.

What should I keep in mind when training a Silky Terrier puppy?
It is important to start early, and stay firm. Socialize them with people and other pets. Terriers can be hard to housebreak, it is important to maintain training.

Where can I rescue a Silky Terrier?
There are many Silky Terriers eagerly waiting adoption at http://silkyrescue.tripod.com/
and many other animals for rescue at www.bestfriends.org.

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