The Silky Terrier was first developed in Sydney, Australia by crossing the Australian Terrier with the Yorkshire Terrier. The Silky Terrier was originally known as the Sydney Silky. It is popular as both a city pet and as a ratter on poultry farms. It was introduced to the United States in the early 1950′s and to the American Kennel Club in 1959.
Color:Blue with tan; silver blue, pigeon blue and slate blue.
Eyes:Small, piercing dark eyes.
Ears:Erect, V-shaped ears.
Body Structure:The body is longer than high, with a level topline dropping slightly over the loins; moderate angulation of bone between the stifle and the hock in the rear. A moderately long, wedge-shaped head and flat skull, somewhat longer that the foreface. The high-set tail is docked and carried
Hair Coat:Silky, glossy and long, with little shedding.
Possible Health Problems:An overall healthy breed, but eyes and teeth must be checked periodically to avoid potential problems.
The Silky Terrier is an active, spirited, energetic little dog. It needs a lot of human companionship. It tolerates children, but is better with older children.
The Silky Terrier will always want your complete devotion. It needs a lot of time spent with it.