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The Australian Silky Terrier is also known as The Silky Terrier. They are a frisky small breed dog with a beautiful long silky coat. Small but feisty, they are a great companion pet.

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It is not recommended to leave this little one alone for long periods of time as they need to be close to their family as much as possible. They have an endearing personality. Originally a hunter of small prey he boasts self confidence.

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9-10 inches
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10-15 pounds
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General Health

Due to their genetics, they can have the following health concerns; Patellar Luxation and Eye Disease

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The Australian Silky Terrier was introduced in Australia in the 1890\'s. They were bred into existence by crossing a Yorkshire Terrier with an Australian Terrier.

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His glorious silky coat can be kept simply by brushing and combing a few times a week. It is a good idea to bathe this little dog once per month.

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Ideal Environment

The Australian Silky Terrier is an indoor dog. Keeping in mind his small stature, you might want to monitor his outdoor time. Very small children wouldn\'t be good companions for this one. An older child with the understanding of the size of this dog would be more suited. Regular walks are recommended.

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