Silky Terrier...


The Silky Terrier, also called the Sidney Terrier, is a fine-boned, moderately low-set, long-haired terrier. The Silky Terrier was originally developed in 19th century Australia from other terrier breeds such as the Skye and Cairn but primarily the Australian Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier. Originally bred to kill rodents, they thrive on constant activity and are always on the lookout for scurrying prey. Intelligent, assertive and loyal, the Australian Silky Terrier is a happy, playful breed. This breed is known to maintain a puppy-like attitude throughout life. Full of energy, this versatile breed will adapt to any situation, making it suitable as a companion in a one-bedroom apartment or as a family dog.

Silky Terriers have a single (as opposed to double) coat which is by its breed name, "silky," straight and shiny. There is only a moderate tendency to tangle and matt, especially if the dog gets wet or even damp. If your Silky Terrier should have more of a soft coat as opposed to the breed standard silky coat, be aware that your pet's coat is subject to increased opportunity for tangling and matting. The Silky Terrier sheds little to no hair. However, a lot of grooming is needed to keep the coat lustrous and free of mats and tangles. Every day, this dog should be combed and brushed for about 15 minutes. Regular bathing is also necessary, though it's important that this dog be thoroughly warmed and dried afterwards. The coat should be trimmed occasionally, with the hair on the legs and the knees kept short, and the hair over the eyes can be held up in a topknot.

Silky Terrier

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