The crowning glory of the Silky Terrier is his coat. It is virtually odorless and non-shedding. The coat should be
brushed for about ten 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. Silky's are good with children as long as
the children treat them with kindness and are socialized from when they are young. Silky Terriers like
companionship from other pets.
The Silky Terrier is a true ''toy terrier''. They are 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. Their coat is silky in
texture, parted from the stop to the tail and presents a well groomed but not sculptured appearance. Their
inquisitive nature and joy of life make them an ideal companion.
Did You Know
Developed around the turn of the century in Australia from crossings of native Australian Terriers and imported
Yorkshire Terriers, the Silky Terrier encompasses many of the best qualities of both. Originally known as the
Sydney Silky Terrier, in 1955 the official name for the breed became the Australian Silky Terrier. The first official
meeting of the Sydney Silky Terrier Club of America was held on March 25, 1955, and in July of that year, the
name was changed by a vote of its members to Silky Terrier Club of America.