Australian Silky Terrier Dog and Puppies

Australian Silky Terrier, in many cases these dogs look similar to Yorkshire Terrier. But, genetically closest to the Australian Terrier. This breed was developed in Australia and is known as the Australian Silky Terrier, also called the Sydney Terrier. In the United States, this type is known as a Silky Terrier. The Silky includes small dog with an elegant appearance,  with long coat , straight, smooth, brown and blue. it’s all very beautiful. They have a good personality, including tenacious, curious, alert and confident. The silky is also a loyal dog who loves to be with her family. Silky Terrier is best suited for homes where he would not be left alone in the house for a long time: he needs human companionship pack, and he tends to get into mischief if he was not being watched.

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Australian silky terrier puppy picture

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Australian silky terrier picture 2


Australian Silky Terrier has a height between 23-25 ??cm (9-10 inches). weight, 4-5 kg ??(8-11 lb). In general, female dogs smaller than male dogs.
Australian Silky Terrier is a compact dog, overall rectangular shape, small, set fairly low, medium length with fine structure. The head like a wedge shaped, flat and strong, V-shaped ears stand erect, dark eyes with small almond-shaped, black nose, short legs, straight front legs with feet like those of a cat, high-set tail docked prevalent.
This dog coat is the best known feature; Long, straight, smooth, and split at the back. Single coat is 12-15 cm (5-6 inches) long. The hair is parted in the middle of the back, presenting a neat appearance. They have a crest to be lighter in color than brown or red points. This coat is very prone to tangles and mats unless frequently trimmed. The coat comes in shades of blue with brown marks or red, white and gray.


Australian Silky Terrier including small dogs. but they are very intelligent dogs, brave, cheerful, alert and sometimes tend to be stubborn. Silky could be a good supervisor. As a very smart little dog they can quickly become bored and can become destructive if not stimulated. They do not like to be ignored, preferring to play fetch or go for a walk with their families. They generally can not be trusted with other pets such as rabbits, cats, hamsters and guinea pigs. Socialization should be done as early as possible to create a harmonious relationship. You also have to understand, they may be demanding, stubborn, protective, and may begin to bark a lot. They may begin untrustworthy with children and sometimes adults, became abusive when upset and may fight with other dogs.

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Australian silky terrier dog

Health Problems

Australian Silky Terrier are able to survive up to 15 years old, on average between 12 to 15 years old. Generally these dogs grow healthy. However there are some health issues that you need to consider in this dog. This dog health problems, among others; Legg Calve Perthes disease, It is caused by abnormalities in the hip joint. Legg Perthes occurs when excessive growth or loss of bone mass that causes the weakening and collapse of the hip joint and femoral head deformity and, sometimes, the surface of the socket. This resulted in the blood supply to the head of the femur (the bone behind the big toe) decreased, and the head of the thigh bone connected to the hip begins to disintegrate. The first symptoms arise, limping and atrophy of the leg muscles, usually occurs when the puppy is four to six months. Treatment with Surgical measures may improve the condition. Hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia, malformations of regular dislocation and this causes lameness. Patellar Luxation, this is a common problem in small dogs. This occurs when the ligaments holding the knee cap in place is weakened, allowing the lid to move much more than they should. It can be crippling, although many dogs lead relatively normal lives with this condition. Diabetes Mellitus, It occurs when the body can not regulate blood sugar levels. This disease can be controlled with diet and insulin administration. Other problems such as intervertebral disc disorders, Epilepsy and tracheal Collapse can also be seen.
It should be noted that not all Silkys will get any or all of the disease, but make it as important information if you’re considering this breed. If in the future there is a problem, then you’ve prepared.

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Care and Exercise

Silky Terrier has a beautiful coat. This requires routine maintenance to be clean, beautiful and free from tangles and matts. Treatment includes hair combing and bathing regularly. You also have to examine the hairs, if  too long, cut it so as not to touch the floor.
Silky Terrier is an energetic dog. These dogs need sufficient physical and mental stimulation. This dog should be given plenty of exercise on a regular basis. They require daily walks activity. They will also enjoy regular opportunities for walks and play garden. Silky is very adaptable dog. If you live in an apartment, the dog is suitable to stay with you. However, they will be happier if you can play around outside where he can play.