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Better known as the Australian silky terrier, this dog is a small-sized breed of terrier dogs. Although this dog was developed in Australia, its ancestral origins can be traced back to Great Britain. This dog comes in different color variations such as; Grey & Tan, Silver & Tan, Silver Black & Tan, Black & Tan, and Blue & Tan. this dog is closely related to other dog breeds like the Yorkshire terrier and the Australian terrier. The most distinctive feature in these breeds of dogs is their straight, silky and shiny coats. Discover more about our Silky Terrier puppies for sale below!

BREED HISTORY

This breed of dogs was developed in the 1800s in Australia. The silky terrier is a crossbreed of the Yorkshire terrier and the Australian terrier. The idea behind this breed of dogs was to create a dog breed that had the color and coat of a Yorkshire terrier whilst keeping the robust body of the Australian terrier. Like some other dogs, the name of the silky terrier has evolved over time. At some point in the past, it was called the Sydney silky terrier. After that, it was called the Australian silky terrier. However, when it got to America, it simply became known as the silky terrier.

TEMPERAMENT

The silky terrier is known to be a very active dog. It loves to run and play, it is also very friendly and as such, thrives well as a pet, because of its smallish nature, the silky terrier is usually referred to as a toy dog. However, it is popular for its high level of intelligence. They are also good for hunting vermin. The only issue that comes with a silky terrier is that it barks a little too much. Its incessant barking is sometimes a real pain. Also, the silky terrier doesn’t like to be left alone to deal with boredom.

ENVIRONMENT

Although the silky terrier is a very social dog, it thrives well in apartments. This doesn’t mean that it doesn’t do well in bigger houses, but because of its size, it is believed to be the perfect fit for an apartment house. The silky terrier loves to play, so a small backyard wouldn’t hurt. However, great care must be taken to ensure that it’s not running off. The best way to keep it in check is to build a good fence in the backyard, to help ensure that the dog is safe. usually, this dog is a perfect fit for a person who lives alone in a small house and would love to experience the world on his/her own.

EXERCISE

The best form of exercises for the silky terrier is letting it go for leisure walks occasionally, and then letting it play as much as it wants indoors. The silky terrier also enjoys playing with balls and dog toys. 

GROOMING 

Grooming the silky terrier is a task that requires lots of commitments and patience. Its long straight coat needs to be brushed every day and then bathed once every two weeks. It should also be taken to a groomer every three weeks to brush its teeth and take care of it. The silky terrier needs special care. The silky terrier is known to have teeth and gum problems, and this should be taken into consideration when visiting the groomer. Proper care should also be taken when grooming the neck area.  

Our Silky Terrier puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Silky Terrier puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Silky Terrier puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Silky Terrier puppies.

 

TOP TEN FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SILKY TERRIER

Do Silky Terriers shed a lot?

The silky terrier doesn’t shed too much

What colors do Silky Terriers come in?

It comes in colors such as Grey & Tan, Silver & Tan, Silver Black & Tan, Black & Tan, and Blue & Tan.

Do Silky Terriers thrive well with people who live alone?

Yes, it thrives well with people who live alone. However, it might act in an aggressive or territorial manner with any other pet that belongs to its owner.

What is Silky Terriers life expectancy?

The life expectancy of the silky terrier is between eleven to fourteen years.

How tall do Silky Terriers grow?

Naturally, a short dog, the silky terrier won’t grow taller than 11 inches.

Do Silky Terriers have a high tendency to dig?

Yes, because of its high energy level, the silky terrier will dig a lot.

Do Silky Terriers enjoy swimming?

The silky terrier likes to be in the water. However, it is not advisable to let it stay there for long. The reason is that its coat may weigh it down and tire the dog out.

Are Silky Terriers hypoallergenic?

Yes, Silky Terriers are hypoallergenic dogs.

How often should I bathe my Silky Terrier?

At most once a week, which is quite harmful to it as it may dry skin out.

Does the Silky Terrier drool?

The Silky Terrier does not drool.

The silky terrier is a beautiful dog that is fun to be with and also lovable. Small in nature, but intelligent. The silky terrier is always a great dog to have around.

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