Silky Terrier

Easy to Train

4 stars review

Good with kids

2 stars review


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Heat tolerance

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Silky Terrier Personality traits and Temperament

They are very active dogs that have a big dog personality. The Silky’s are sometimes referred as the tiny Napoleon for this reason. They are lively and spirited confident and friendly companion. They are full of energy, and thrive in the company of a devoted owner. They can be very assertive so needs a strong owner.

They need a lot of exercise and loves romping with you in the yard, or trips to a park. They are very active diggers and so owners with plush landscaped lawns better watch out. They love to chase. They should always be put on a leash when taken for walks. Silky’s are mischievous by nature and can be destructive when left unsupervised.

They do well around older kids but are not recommended for houses with small children. They do not like to be tugged at or even poked by the children. They also do not enjoy the loud noises and screams of the younger children. They are not very social with other dogs and even cats. They can be very aggressive towards other pets. The Silky can also be overly possessive with food and toys, so early training are necessary to avoid this.

The are very alert and sensitive dogs and make good watchdogs. They are not very social with strangers and will alert the owner to the presence of intruders.

Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding

They have a long silky coat but they are an easy breed to groom. A thorough brushing and combing two to three times a week, along with a bath every month or so will keep your Silky clean and tangle-free. Use a pin or soft slicker brush and metal comb. Light trimming around his ears, eyes and feet, is also necessary.

Trim the nails as needed, usually every one to two weeks. Keep the ears clean and dry to help prevent infections. Brush the teeth frequently to prevent tartar build up and halitosis.

Size and Characteristics

Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $500 – $600

Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about ###X-YEARS###

Weight: 8-10 pounds

Height: 9-10 inches

Colors: Black & Tan, Blue & Tan, Grey & Tan, Silver & Tan, Silver Black & Tan

How to Train this dog

They are very easy to train breeds. Set all the rules for training initially or they will be inclined to make up their own rules. The best way to win your Silky’s cooperation is with fun lessons that use positive reinforcement. Train them gently but consistently from a young age to channel his cleverness and independence into activities that will not involve noise or destructiveness. Housetraining the Silky can be challenging, but is successful through repetition and consistency Crate training is the easiest way to housetrain your Silky, and crates are also a good way to keep your Silky safe and out of trouble when you are away from home.

Health Issues and Food

Diet: A balanced dry food diet or a home cooked diet can be given. They are prone to put on weight so properly ration food and don’t overindulge with treats.

Allergies: Hypoallergenic

Health problems: Common health problems that affect the breed are diabetes mellitus, hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease and epilepsy

Mixed breeds

Silkland Terrier are cross breeds from West Highland White Terrier and Silky Terrier. They are energetic, enthusiastic and fun-loving. They need average exercise so having them run around the house, a yard, or on parks would be better. They also love to go on leash and go on outdoor trips.

Poolky is a cross between the Poodle and the Silky Terrier. They are also called Silkypoo or Silky-poo. They are naturally very sweet and playful dogs. They get along well with kids and enjoy barking as well.

Silkese is a cross between the Maltese and the Silky Terrier. They are also known as Silktese has an even temperament, fun-loving, friendly and enthusiastic. They can be raised with children and other pets as well. They a sweet personality that everybody loves and makes a great humane companion..

Best female and male dog names

You can name your Silky Terrier as Roc or Tango if he is a male and Ruby or Judy if she is a female.

How to adopt this dog

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Pictures and Videos

Silky Terrier puppy

Photo Credits: island silks,Caronna