Silky Terrier

The Silky Terrier is energetic, alert, lively and make excellent little watchdogs. However, they are known for excessive barking.

These small dogs are friendly and playful with a long, glossy coat that requires careful daily grooming to prevent mats from forming.

Silky Terrier Facts

Silky Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        3 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    5 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         1 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 22-23 cm (8.5-9 in)

Weight: 4-5 kg (9-11 lb)

Coat: Long, fine, glossy and silky

Colour: Blue and tan, grey-blue and tan

Lifespan: 14-16 years

Special Characteristics

These cute little dogs are alert, reactive and enjoy a good play session. You would also describe this dog as being energetic, determined, courageous, friendly and responsive.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs are classed as having medium exercise requirements and are busy at home and outside. The dog will be happy and content with 2 good walks each day.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Are independent of their owners but will show lots of affection.

Children: Usually good, however puppies could well be injured by boisterous children playing.

Other Pets: They have a high prey and chase drive and may cause harm to small animals including cats.

Strangers: Will be friendly towards strangers.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Are good around unknown dogs if well socialised from a young age.

What to Watch Out For

This little dog is known for excessive barking and gets excited rather easily. Their silky coat needs daily brushing to prevent mats from forming. They do not have an undercoat and might get cold during the winter months.

Health Risks

Just four health risks to take note of with this breed including; patellar luxation, Legg-Calve-Perthes, hypoglycaemia and liver shunts.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Silky Terrier would be an active, confident person who will be able to handle the dogs independent streaks and be able to provide lots of exercise, play and activities to keep an active dog like this busy and occupied.

More Photos

Silky Terrier with blue and tan fur coat Silky Terrier with grey-blue and tan fur coat

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