Country of Origin: Australia.
Coat: Long, smooth, silky, and shiny. There is no undercoat. Steel-blue is the most prized color. The most common color is light to dark blue-grey with brown.
Character: This dog is upbeat, lively, intelligent, loyal, and surprisingly protective.
Temperament: Silky Terriers need to get used to cats when young to avoid chasing them later on. Normally they are very affectionate with children. They will bark when visitors arrive.
Care: Regular grooming (for 15 minutes a day) with a brush and comb is required. Occasional baths are acceptable. The teeth must be checked for tartar. This breed is not known for shedding.
Training: The intelligence of this breed makes training fairly easy.
Activity: The exercise needs of this dog are uncomplicated. It will adapt itself to the activity level of your family.
Silky Terrier Description : Silky Terriers originated in Australia in the late 19th century. Their head is strong and wedge shaped, moderately long. They have a compact body with a back line that is straight. Strong forelegs that are straight and fine-boned. Hind legs are well muscled and strong, but do not appear heavy. Silkies have a smooth flowing gait, with graceful movements. They are very alert, and make good family pets