The Silky is a spunky sprite of a dog. He has a strong sense of himself and is eager to protect his territory. The Silky is a smart dog, quick moving and quick thinking. He has an inquisitive nature and a zest for living. Obedience training is a good idea to keep him mindful of family rules.
Height: 9 to 10 inches
Coat: Straight, single, glossy, silky
Color: Blue and tan
The Silky Terrier"s coat is his crowning glory. It is virtually odorless and non-shedding. The coat needs to be brushed for about 10 minutes every day to keep it shining and free of mats.
The Silky Terrier will adapt to most lifestyles. It is a spirited little dog with a good degree of physical strength. Silkys are good with children as long as the children treat them with kindness. They also like companionship from other pets.
The Silky Terrier is a true ""toy terrier"". He is moderately low set, slightly longer than tall, of refined bone structure, but of sufficient substance to suggest the ability to hunt and kill domestic rodents. His coat is silky in texture, parted from the stop to the tail, and presents a well-groomed but not sculptured appearance. His inquisitive nature and joy of life make him an ideal companion.