Silky Terrier


Photos are the courtesy of Hopepark Silky Terriers

The lovable Silky Terrier is an energy machine who will explore every nook and cranny.  And, when he runs out of nooks and crannies he will dig to find more.  They have the independent spirit of the terrier.  They get along with children that they’ve grown up with but will not tolerate rough handling.  A great barker for a watchdog but sometimes need to have an on/off switch.  Not a great dog with other pets unless they were raised with the Silky as a puppy.  A large dog in a small dog’s body, and they may pick a fight regardless of the size of the other dog.  Very happy and joyful.  Good for apartments, but will not be a couch potato.  Likes walks and probably has more staying power than you would expect.  Loves to run outdoors but should be in a confined yard.  The Silky should be brushed on a weekly basis, or as dictated by their activity.  They shed very little.

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Notes for owners
Long.  Little shedding Weekly Good for apartments.  Is very active.  Good companion and traveler.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Silky Terrier Club of America

Maple Leaf Silky Terrier Club



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