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Silky Terrier

Purebred Dog Breed

Description

The Silky Terrier is a true "toy terrier". He is moderately low set, slightly longer than tall, of refined bone structure, but of sufficient substance to suggest the ability to hunt and kill domestic rodents. His coat is silky in texture, parted from the stop to the tail and presents a well groomed but not sculptured appearance. His inquisitive nature and joy of life make him an ideal companion.

Coloring

Blue and tan. The blue may be silver blue, pigeon blue or slate blue, the tan deep and rich.

Temperament

The Silky is an alert and spunky little dog. They are happy, hardy, and extremely affectionate towards their family members.

Origin

The Silky Terrier was originally developed by crossing the Yorkshire Terrier with the Australian Terrier in Australia in 1890s. They were bred to be lapdogs, as well as to seek out vermin and act as watchdogs.

Care Level

Medium

petkey™ Breed Statistics

# Registered Pets 7270
Males 4005 (55.09 %)
Females 3265 (44.91 %)
Microchip Count 6337 (87.17 %)
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