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The Silky Terrier is also widely known by names, Australian Terrier or Sydney Silky. It has a beautiful and elegant appearance which attracts instantly. They are available in tan and blue coat colors. They are suitable for apartment living and gels well in a family with older kids and singles can find them entertaining due to their exciting character traits. It can live between 12-15 years.

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They are playful, loyal, loving, mischievous, high spirited, and scrappy. They are fond of doing naughty things, like digging and unnecessary barking sometimes. Due to its strong hunting drive, they are often seen chasing small animals. If you are thinking to leave your Silky for a long time, think twice because they don’t like to be home alone for longer intervals and thus can become aggressive.

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The average height of males is 10 inches, where females are slightly shorter and grow up to 9 inches.
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They weigh around 8-10 lbs
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General Health

The Terriers are generally healthy, but regular health checkups help to keep their body free from fatal diseases. Before buying this dog, make sure you see the health clearance of its parents for diseases like- hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, eye problems. Some major health concerns are as follows: Major Concerns • Leg-Calves-Perthes Disease • Diabetes • Epilepsy • Patellar Luxation • Tracheal Collapse

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The Silky Terrier developed in the 1890s in Australia by crossbreeding Australian Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier. It was initially bred to kill vermins but later adopted as the recognized breed. During World War, some American soldiers brought these hunting dogs to America as they liked the companion nature of them, and soon in 1959, it gained entry in the American Kennel Club.

Silky Terriers have straight, long, and silky hair which requires brushing 2-3 times a week to avoid hair tangles. You can give him monthly bathe, and it will keep his look clean. You need to check and clean their ears every day with a damp cloth to prevent any redness or skin infection. If you hear a clicking sound on the floor, then it’s probably time to trim nails. Brush its teeth daily to curb gum diseases and plaque buildup, though 2-3 times a week is also acceptable. Occasional grooming helps to make your pet at its best.

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Ideal Environment

They are small but energetic, who loves to play in the yards or dog parks with an activity time of 20-40 minutes daily. You can take them to a short walk or else play his favorite “game of fetch” inside. The Terriers are people dogs; they enjoy spending quality time with family

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