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This American kennel Club breed dog requires commitment from its owner. Silky is considered as full of life and one of the happiest dogs from various dog breeds. He looks like a toy dog. He enjoys regular chances to run and play. He is very fond of digging, barking, and chasing.
Breed Name: Silky Terrier
Nicknames: Silky, Sydney Terrier
Ancient Use: Silky Terrier was bred primarily to be an urban and companion pet, although it is also known for killing snakes and rodents in Australia.
Type: Small-sized dog
Built: Fine-boned built
Appearance: Silky Terrier is a short-legged dog with compact body structure. Tail is shorter than bit larger body. They have almond-shaped eyes and black nose. They have silky fur coat allover the body.
Temperament: This small and cute dog is an alert, intelligent and courageous dog.
Height: Males: 9–10 inches
Weight: 8–10 pounds
Average Life: 12 to 15 years
Barking Status: Barking is one of their favorite pas-time
Family Dog: Silky Terriers can be good family dogs, but because of their scrappy personality, children should be about 10 years old and up.
Preferable Temperature: Normal/Moderate
Active Breed: Very active
Member of: Toy group
Socialization Status: Yes
Health Status: Silkys are generally healthy but may affect with Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Patellar Luxation, Diabetes Mellitus, Epilepsy and Tracheal Collapse Disease.
What to Feed: Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Puppies need about 1/8 to 1/4 cup a day.
How to Care: