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Silky Terrier Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Sydney Silky, Australian Silky Terrier
Breed Group: Toy Group Height Male: 9-10 inches (23-25 cm.)
Breed Size: Toy Height Female: 9-10 inches (23-25 cm.)
Breed Origin: Australia Weight: 8-11 pounds (4-5 kg.)
The Silky Terrier is a small, compact, dog with small, erect ears, and a sweet yet alert expression. The coat of the Silky Terrier is luxuriously silky (hence the name), and is long and fine. The coloring of the coat is blue and tan. These dogs weigh in at around 10 pounds and reach around 9-10 inches in height.

Lively, spirited, and full of energy, the Silky Terrier is a confident and charming little dog with plenty of character. These are friendly and cheerful dogs, and are very adaptable and intelligent. Training the Silky Terrier shouldn't be too much of a problem, as they are quick to learn and responsive, making them ideal for inexperienced owners as well as the more experienced. These dogs may be small but they have plenty of courage and a curious streak. They are also very keen on digging, which is why a secure and safe area is necessary for him to play and exercise in when he is not on a leash. The Silky Terrier can sometimes be bossy, and needs an owner that will be assertive and firm yet positive. The Silky Terrier thrives on the attention and affection of his owner, and is not the right choice for those with little time for their pets.

The Silky is alert, friendly, inquisitive and responsive. He is neither as active as a Terrier nor as needing of care as many of the Toy breeds. He does, however, enjoy participating in various dog sports and activities including conformation shows, obedience, agility, flyball, earthdog trials, and tracking.

The Silky Terrier originates from Sydney, Australia, and is the result of crossing Australian Terriers with Yorkshire Terriers. They were developed as rat hunters and pets, and the breed was registered with the AKC in 1959.
In general, the Silky Terrier is a healthy breed. Like all breeds of dogs, however, the Silky is not completely free of health problems. If you are considering a Silky Terrier puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases.
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Silky Terrier Club of America  
Maple Leaf Silky Terrier Club (National) Inc.  
Australian Silky Terrier Club of Northern New South Wales (Australia)  
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