Silky Terrier – Facts You Must Know Before Adopting Silky Terriers

Breed Description
Delicate-looking yet boldly spirited, the Silky Terrier is a tough and confident little dog that exudes elegance. This small breed weighs an average between 8-10 pounds when fully developed, and stands between 9-10 inches tall at the shoulder.

The Silky Terrier has an odorless and low-shedding coat. They have a straight, shiny, and silky fur that conforms to their body’s shape. In fact, their fur is so silky it resembles the human hair. Their coat colors may come in red and blue, or tan and blue.

The Silky Terrier does not require that much outdoor space for a daily dose of playing and running. But, they should be taken on a good walk regularly to burn their excess energy for a minimum of an hour. In walking this terrier, it is important to keep them on a leash at all times. These dogs can be quite aggressive to other dogs, and may misbehave violently.

The Silky Terrier is a playful and highly energetic breed. These loyal breed makes a delightful pet for those family with older and gentle children as they tend to bite if annoyed or teased. They are also known to chase and hunt small animals. They should therefore be never left alone with a small household pet. These dogs do not get along well with other dogs almost all the time. These possessive dogs get easily jealous, and tend to attack another dog for their owner’s attention. They are also known to excessively bark if not corrected at a young age.

Often referred as the Sidney Terrier, the Silky Terrier is a fine-boned slightly low-set little dog. The Australian Silky Terrier is generally a terrier, but is commonly paced under the toy group due to his small size.

The Silky Terrier will require a great deal of grooming due to their thick coats. They must be combed or brushed daily to avoid tangles. They should also be bathed occasionally, and be dried thoroughly after. They would also require occasional trimming, and the fur on their face be tied up in a knot to keep it from reaching the eyes. Combing is easier if started at the tip of the hair to avoid pulling it out that might hurt the dog.

Training the Silky Terrier requires consistency and firmness. It is always a good idea to have them get used to training at a very young age. Training sessions are advised to be kept short and fun, with a variety of lessons to keep their interest. Always use positive motivational methods instead of the negative one, since these confident dogs will be engaged in training exercise where they can be praised constantly.

Making an excellent companion, the Silky Terrier has a keen sharpness that marks a true terrier. These dogs do not appreciate being left alone, and will be appropriate for families or individuals who are home most of the day.

Source by Ricardo Lumbardo

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