A true terrier, the Silky is listed in the toy group, bred in Australia to kill vermin, he is sweet and happy. Averaging between 8-10 inches tall at the shoulder and between 8-15 pounds, this little guy is small enough to be litter box trained and versatile enough to live either the urban or suburban lifestyle.
The Silky is tough and tenacious, sweet and affectionate, loving and independent, all wrapped up into one little ball of fur. He makes a wonderful watchdog, always on duty and ever alert. The Silky is a wonderful pet, enjoying your lap and your bed, as well as the games of fetch and walks through the neighborhood.
The coat of the Silky is soft, and silky (no pun intended) and is easy to care for. It is considered minimal to non-shedding and hypo-allergenic, making him a good candidate for many allergy sufferers. Regular brushing and the occasional bath are all that is needed to keep his coat in good condition. Colors vary and include, blue/tan, silver/tan, black/tan, gray/tan. The tail is docked short. Average lifespan is 12-16 years.
Responsive, Alert, Inquisitive, Friendly, Quick, Joyful
Terrier, AKC Toy
ACA = American Canine Association Inc.
ACR = American Canine Registry
AKC = American Kennel Club
ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club
APRI = American Pet Registry, Inc.
CET = Club Español de Terriers (Spanish Terrier Club)
CKC = Canadian Kennel Club
CKC = Continental Kennel Club
DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
FCI = Fédération Cynologique Internationale
KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain
NAPR = North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
NKC = National Kennel Club
NZKC = New Zealand Kennel Club
UKC = United Kennel Club
Black & Tan
Blue & Tan
Silver & Tan
Silver Black & Tan
Grey & Tan