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Silky Terrier



What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Silky Terrier adult


Silky Terrier adult


The Silky Terrier was developed in Australia by crossing the Australian Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier. 

He was created to be a pet for city-dwellers and has been known as the "Sydney Silky". Nevertheless, the Silky is still a good ratter. He is also an effective snake killer.


The Silky stands nine to ten inches tall at the shoulder. He has a long, straight, silky coat that is blue and tan, or grey. Despite his small size, extensive grooming is necessary. Daily brushing is a must to ensure his coat remains mat free. His hair should be tied back from his eyes. After bathing, the Silky must be completely dried to prevent him from getting a chill.

Spirited, lively, and energetic, the Silky Terrier is a true terrier, and has been described as "a big dog personality in a small dog body". He will make an alert watchdog, as he does have a tendency to bark! The Silky is loyal and entertaining and becomes a "one family dog". He is best when raised with children who will not be too rough. He easily fits into a multi-dog household. 

A dog of clean habits and much charm, the Silky is a marvellous family pet. His small size makes him an ideal companion in even the smallest accommodation. Although he is not as active as other Terriers, he is happiest when receiving regular exercise and enjoys a good playtime. The Silky is obedient and learns quickly, and thus is easily trained. Like other terriers, he will benefit from early obedience training and socialization. 


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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Jocelyn Davies, Devon Ridge




Jocelyn Davies
51108 Range Road #272
Spruce Grove, AB  T7Y 1H5
(780) 963-3987

Devon Ridge




Yvette Paulson
Box 36
Weekes, SK  S0E 1V0
(306) 278-2783

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Peter and Anita Oliveira
Box 555
Sundridge, ON  P0A 1Z0
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Fay Oatway
2653 North York River Road
Charlottetown, PE   C1E 1Z4
(902) 892-3456

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The Maple Leaf Silky Terrier Club (National)




Did you know?

Dogs are mentioned
for the first time in literary history in Homer's epic
"The Odyssey", written in 
the 9th century BC. The hero, Odysseus,
has a faithful hound
named "Argos".


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