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Australian Silky Terrier

Australian Silky Terrier Dogs, Puppies, Information, Breeders, Grooming and Rescue

The Australian silky terrier dog is a loveable and small crossbred dog.

The Australian silky terrier breed was first developed in the early twentieth century by crossing an Australian terrier and the Yorkshire terrier. In North America, they are referred to as silky terriers. Australian Silky terriers are very small, only 8 to 9 inches in length, and they weigh 4 to 5 kg. However, despite their size, they are agile, energetic, and brave by nature.

Their life span is about 12 to 15 years.

As the name suggests, these dogs have a silky coat that shines and is smooth to touch. Australian silky terrier puppies look considerably cute and are loved by most kids, who enjoy playing with them. Since this is a cross-breed of Australian and Yorkshire terriers, these dogs possess the characteristics of both the parents.

Australian silky terrier breeders around the world continuously work on improving the overall traits of this breed by specialized cross-breeding.

Despite being so small in size, Australian silky terriers also prove to be great watchdogs as a result of their agility and alertness. This dog breed is capable of protecting the home of its owners. Further, they can be easily trained and can be socialized well. You can also teach them some playful tricks. They are easy-to-keep dogs as they are friendly with other pets and children at home. They are also playful and sweet-natured. Perhaps, the only negative thing about and Australian silky terrier is that it may bark excessively; sometimes, it may also be easily irritated. Further, they are also very sensitive to sounds and are easily frightened with loud noises. It is not uncommon for them to freeze upon hearing a shriek or a high pitched sound.

Australian silky terrier grooming requires a lot of sustained effort. You need to take great care about your silky terrier’s daily cleaning and hygiene as they prone to certain ailments such as luxating patella and disorders like epilepsy.  You also need to careful about timely and proper feeding of your silky terrier.

If you are looking for a pet, an Australian silky terrier would be a nice choice. You can easily find a number of ads on the Internet. Simply search for “Australian silky terrier puppies for sale”. You could, alternatively, visit Australian Silky terrier rescue centers and adopt a senior dog or puppy. Before buying an Australian silky terrier puppy, you must make sure that it is a genuine silky terrier breed.

For more Australian silky terrier information, you can contact the American Kennel Club.



  Submitted on September 5, 2011  

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