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Silky Terrier

Silky Terrier The Silky Terrier breed was developed at the same time as the Australian Terrier. Their silky coats, which can reach to six inches, are their most distinctive physical trait. The Silky Terrier's Behavior Source: Wikipedia. Recommended for: pet The Silky Terrier dog breed displays the characteristics that the Terrier breeds are known for. Thus despite being a toy breed, Silky Terrier dogs still embody keen alertness, affinity for activity, and soundness. Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home. The Silky Terrier's Physical Characteristics Here are some of the characteristics of the Silky Terrier breed as determined by the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.

  • Size: 9 - 10 inches
  • Coat: straight, glossy, silky
  • Color: blue and tan
  • Eyes: small, dark, almond-shaped
  • Ears: small, V-shaped, set high, carried erect
  • Muzzle: slightly shorter than skull
  • Nose: black
  • Tail: set high

The Silky Terrier's Origins and History Source: Wikipedia. Country/Region of Origin: Australia Original purpose: pet, showdog Name: Derived from the texture of its coat Historical notes: Generally believed to have first developed in the closing decade of the 19th century. There were some disagreements in the first half of the 20th century as to the specific designations of the breed since it was once called the Australian Terrier with two variants, the Harsh and the Silky. Crossbreeding between the two was soon ceased and the Silky type stabilized. In 1955 the name for the official breed in Australia became the Silky Terriers.



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