Silky Terrier Dog Breed
- 9 to 10 inches
- 10 pounds
- Black and tan, blue and tan, blue-silver and tan, gray and tan, silver and tan, or silver-black and tan
- 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.