Silky Terrier

Silky Terrier History/Evolution:

Developed in Australia in the late 1800s, the Silky Terrier is the result of crosses between Yorkshire Terriers from England and Australian Terriers. Known as the Syndey Silky Terrier, the Australian Silky Terrier and, finally, in the United States in 1955, the Silky Terrier. This toy breed’s pleasant and inquisitive nature has made it a moderately popular companion.


Silky Terrier Size:

Small, 9 to 10 inches, 8 to 11 pounds.

Silky Terrier Color:

Blue and tan.

Silky Terrier Temperament:

Alert, feisty, inquisitive, and playful. Terrier instincts make it an adept hunter. Intelligent, stubborn, mischievous. Tends to bark a lot.

Silky Terrier Energy level:

Medium to high.

Silky Terrier Best owner:

Relatively active owner with a fenced yard for exploring.

Silky Terrier Needs:

Daily exercise (games of fetch or walks with family), training and socialization, regular bathing and brushing, routine dental care, and attention.

Silky Terrier Life expectancy:

12 to 15 years.