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Silky Terrier Dog Breed Information and Pictures

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

Origin: Australia

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

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Species: Terrier

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:

  • Needs intense care
  • They must bath and brushed on a regular basis.
  • Needs daily mental and physical exercise daily



Swati takes pride of being a dog lover. Her current passions include blogging, writing and collecting dog pictures of various breeds. She is an active member of stray dog care society.

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