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Silky Terrier Info

Silky Terrier Breed Information

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Lifespan: 14-16 years Height: 8-11" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 3-5 pups
Group: Toy Weight: 8-11 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Silky Terrier is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 8 lbs that can reach 11 lbs. It is officially part of the Toy group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Silky Terrier breed has a typical lifespan of 14 to 16 years, Long hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Silky Terrier should know that the average litter size is between 3 to 5 puppies.

Silky Terrier Breed Characteristics

Group Toy Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin Australia Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors yes
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs none
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks excessive Dangerous no

Silky Terrier Temperament

quick smart dog breed is mindful of his territory. Curious and attentive, the Silky Terrier is an enthusiastic digger. This docile breed makes a good watchdog and an excellent traveling companion

Health Problems

intervertebral disc disease, elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, legg-Perthes, diabetes, epilepsy and tracheal collapse

Silky Terrier Coat

Silky Terrier Dog Colors

Silver, pigeon, or slate blue and deep tan

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