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Silky Terrier

Silky Terrier
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Overview

Silky Terrier, also known as the Australian Silky Terrier, is a small dog breed that originated in Australia in the late 19th century. It was created by crossing the Australian Terrier with the Yorkshire Terrier. The breed was initially developed to hunt rodents in the Australian outback, but it soon became a popular companion dog due to its friendly and outgoing personality.

Temperament

Silky Terriers are known for their lively and affectionate nature. They are intelligent, curious, and always eager to please their owners. They are also quite active and playful, so they require regular exercise and mental stimulation. Silky Terriers are known for their loyalty and devotion to their families, but they can be reserved or even aloof with strangers. They can also be quite vocal, which makes them good watchdogs.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Silky Terrier is 12 to 15 years.

Shedding

Silky Terriers have a long, silky coat that requires regular grooming to keep it in good condition. They shed very little, which makes them a good choice for people with allergies.

Puppy

Silky Terrier puppies are energetic and playful, and they require early socialization and training to become well-adjusted adult dogs. They are intelligent and respond well to positive reinforcement training methods. Like all puppies, they require lots of attention, patience, and time to house train and learn basic obedience commands.

The Silky Terrier is a great choice for families who want a small, lively, and affectionate dog that can also serve as a watchdog. They are adaptable to both city and country living, as long as they get enough exercise and mental stimulation.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #106
2017: #106
2016: #100
2015: #102
Origin: Australia
Breed Group:Toy (AKC:1959)
Terriers (UKC)
Size:Small
Type:Purebred
Life span:12-15 years
Temperament:Alert
Friendly
Inquisitive
Joyful
Quick
Responsive
Intelligent
Height:9-10 inches (23-25 cm)
Weight:8-11 pounds (4-5 kg)
Colors:Blue
Black and Tan
Blue
Cream
Fawn
Gray
Platinum
Silver
Tricolor
Litter Size:3-5 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $600 - $800 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Charlie Lucy
2 Buddy Daisy
3 Jack Lola
4 Oliver Luna
5 Leo Abbie
6 Baxter Piper
7 Diesel Maya
8 Ollie Dixie
9 Rocco Cookie
10 Finn Shelby
11 Bo Harley
12 Apollo Charlie
13 Chance Peanut
14 Sparky Shadow
15 Frankie Baby
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