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Silky Terrier Breed Profile

Silky Terrier
This beautiful little dog is a popular family pet worldwide.

Other Names:
Sidney Silky. Australian Silky Terrier. Sydney Terrier

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Origin: Australia

Breed Purpose: To hunt rats and other small vermin

Kennel Club Dog Group: Toy

Height: Both 23-25cm.

Weight: Both 4-5kg.

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Exercise Needs: This little terrier is full of energy. They enjoy a daily walk and love playing in the garden.

Feeding Needs: The Silky Terrier has no special food requirements and is not a fussy eater. The quantities of food given should be in relation to the amount of exercise the dog receives.

Common Ailments: As with many terriers the Silky is prone to skin conditions such as eczema. They do not like the heat and care should be taken in hot weather to prevent sunstroke.

Physical Description: The appearance of the Silky is one of beauty. Its coat gleams and flows as the dog moves and the overall body shape show its working background. The head is quite long and the skull is flat. The eyes are round, the ears are small and stand erect, and the jaws are strong with a good terrier bite. The neck is slightly arched and is covered in long hair. The body is moderately long with a straight back, well sprung ribs, and strong loins. The legs are sturdy and well angulated and the tail is traditionally docked and carried upright. The coat is fine and shiny and feels silky to touch. It is around 12-15cm long. The head and cheeks are covered in long hair. The coat colours are blue and tan or grey, blue and tan.

Silky Terrier K9 Obedience Dog Breed Summary:

This lively little terrier is a treat to own. This dog is very popular with families worldwide. They are wonderful dogs and make everyone laugh with their mischievous, comical ways. They are energetic, kind, and obedient but can be suspicious of cats and other dogs.

Children and the Silky go wonderfully well with each other as this dog will play endlessly with them. They do need plenty of training and if the owner is enthusiastic with training, the Silky can quickly learn endless tricks.

The Silky Terrier fits in with any home environment, is not demanding and apart from grooming, is easy to care for. They suit a family that is fun loving, active and that will appreciate this little dog's amusing nature.
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