Country of Origin: Australia
  • Activity Level: low
  • Grooming Level: high
  • Trainability: high
  • Adaptability: high
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: often
  • Average Size: Small
  • Average Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Prey Drive: low
  • Watchdog: very alert
  • Registered?: aca, akc
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Silky Terrier Breed Profile







Activity Level

Shoulder height: 9 – 10 inches. Weight: 22-25 pounds.

A Silky Terrier’s coat is glossy, fine, and silky in texture. Common coat colors are blue, black, gray, fawn, silver or cream with a black muzzle.

This is an affectionate, intelligent and confident dog breed.

This dog breed does best with children, but does very well with other pets as well.

They need to be brushed frequently to keep their coat beautiful.

The Silky Terrier is easily trained.

No special exercise is needed for this dog breed, but they like to run around.