Silky Terrier dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Australia
- Group: Terrier
- Weight: 4 - 5 kg
- Height: 23-26 cm
- Colors: brown-silver, brown-gray, brown-black
- Training: easy to train
- Grooming: require daily brushing
- Temperament: alert, fast, friendly, energetic
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 3 - 5 puppies
- Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
- Other names: Sydney Terrier, Australian Silky Terrier, Toy Silky Terrier, Silky
This breed was developed in the late XIX century around the town of Sidney and is the result of mating with Australian Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier Skye Terrier.
He served mainly as a pet and was recognized in 1962.
Food Silky Terrier
Silky Terrier needs a diet as the body or. Each individual is unique so some terriers may have allergies to certain foods. It is good to know that the cat food vendors strive to offer dogs a quantity of vitamins and minerals through food for all dogs that comercilizeaza (or not) they fail to cover the needs of dogs.
You can not compare a Husky or Chow Chow with a Silky Terrier only because they consume the same food. The recommended food is home-cooked food where the dog receive necessary and sufficient (proteins, minerals and vitamins) comply with age and activity level.
As some of you well know the source of the most important and readily available protein is meat. Do not forget that besides dog food and water needs. Water is predominant in the body and is more important than food, so it is better to give him some fresh water to your dog discretion to quench thirst.
Chocolate, cocoa or food grapes are not recommended and even banned by some breeders. Even if some dogs ii fool kids, "peck" small quantities of these products and gained some relative immunity, these foods are bad all dogs.
Description Silky Terrier
It is a small dog elegant silky hair because, harmoniously built, robust even if it's small. The head is of medium length, skull flat, fine hair with a bow in the forehead, and slightly longer than the muzzle.
The eyes are small, round, dark and almond-shaped. The ears are the letters "V", small, set high, high and long hair without them. Tail carried straight, should be cut short. The coat has a single layer consisting of a 12-15 cm long hair, very fine, bright and shiny.
The most common variety is blue-gray in different shades, from light to dark, with brown, but the most appreciated and desired color is metallic blue. Fur brush with a parting along the spine. At birth all dogs of the same breed are black.
The body length of this dog should not exceed one-fifth of height. The height varies between 12 and 25 cm and its weight varies between 4 and 5 kg. This little dog is still higher than its ancestor, Yorkie.
Behavior Silky Terrier
This dog is energetic, intelligent, eager to learn, active, alert, playful, cheerful, obedient, watchful and protective even if it's small. Very devoted to its master, he is loving and playful with children.
It is vigilant with strangers whom he barks.
Average breakfast with other animals in the household or home with other dogs, it will not have problems will be great.
Training Silky Terrier
Training the dog is done with ease and pleasure that is intelligent, obedient and eager to learn and catch up with ease.
It has a moderate activity level, not too long walks ii pac and is not shaken if not out walking one day.
Adapts by master - more active or less active.
Characteristics Silky Terrier
This dog is adaptable to the conditions offered, is a very suitable dog for apartment near loving and caring family.
To maintain beautiful and healthy coat should be brushed and combed daily.
This breed sheds rarely. It is a good hunter mice but mostly a cheerful and devoted companion.
Health Silky Terrier
Possible health problems: cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, cataracts, Cushing's disease, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, Legg-Perthes disease, dislocations of patelelor, pancreatic diseases.