Silky Terrier
Silky Terrier
Size
Toy
Height
9 to 10 inches
Weight
10 pounds
Coat
Medium-long
Color
Black and tan, blue and tan, blue-silver and tan, gray and tan, silver and tan, or silver-black and tan
Energy
Low
Activities
Conformation, Agility, Earthdog Trials

The friendly, lively Silky Terrier has a true terrier temperament with a zest for life. Originally bred to hunt vermin, this dog is quick and alert with a long, moderately low set body. He is playful, inquisitive and eager to please, making him an exceptional companion. The Silky Terrier requires little exercise but enjoys an occasional game of fetch or an outdoor walk. His fine, smooth coat must be brushed and bathed regularly.

Did you know?

In the 1800s, Yorkshire Terriers from England were imported to Australia and bred to Australian Terriers to improve the Australian Terrier’s coat color. The end result was a type of dog known today as the Silky Terrier.

Training Silky Terriers

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