Silky Terrier

Silky Terrier

About The Breed

The Silky Terrier is a devoted and loyal little dog but does have an independent streak. They are most at home in the midst of family activities and will thrive as part of your family pack. This curious and playful little dog will love to go out on walks or have long play sessions.
The Silky Terrier has a lean and refined body. He always tends to have a very alert expression with bright alert eyes and perked triangular ears. He has a long silky textured coat that comes in tan and shades of blue-gray.

The Silky Terrier originated around the year 1900 in Australia as a companion dog. They were specifically bred using Yorkshire Terriers and the Australian Terrier to develop a terrier with a long silky coat. After a number of generations, the Silky Terrier was created as an elegant and sweet toy dog that is every inch a terrier.
Right Choice?
If your breed of choice is the Silky Terrier, you will enjoy the company of this spirited little companion. He or she will love to spend time with you at the park or playing in the backyard.
breed type icon
Toy dog
breed grooming icon
Regular brushing
breed height icon

Adult Height:
9-10 inches at shoulder

breed weight icon

Adult Weight:
8-11 lbs

breed lifespan icon

13-15 years

breed temperament icon
One Word:
  • Reset Search