Silky Terrier

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This independent-minded toy breed isn?t so fragile that it can?t handle the rigors of life with small children. Toy Terriers can, however, be very noisy and like all terriers they like to dig.PURPOSE OF BREED:The Silky Toy Terrier was developed by breeding the Yorkshire terrier with an Australian Terrier, this breed was refined and intended to be a functional lap dog. Silky Toy Terriers are used to seek out vermin and to act as good watchdogs.AVERAGE LITTER SIZE:3 puppies

Country of origin: 
Australia
Size: 
HEIGHT: MALE : 10in (25cm) - FEMALE : 9in (23cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 10lbs (5kg) - FEMALE : 8lbs (4kg)
Grooming: 

The coat of this dog is silky to the touch, made of fine, glossy, medium length hair. A silky Toy Terrier has a distinctive topknot. This dog requires tremendous care to keep its long hair tangle free. These dogs are tan and blue-gray (silver) in color.

Common ailments: 

Knee problems

Trivia: 
One of the first acts of the Australian National Kennel Club was to recommend a national standard for the breed to the AKC (considering registration of the Silky) so as to avoid any further discrepancies between the past standards. <a href="http://www.akc.org/">(Credit: AKC.org)</a>
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