Australian Silky Terrier

KC Pedigree, X-Small

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

One of the original 'designer crossbreeds' dating back to the late 1800s, they resulted from crossing the Australian Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone who wants a Toy companion breed with the terrier spirit.

Not the best for ...

Rodent lovers. These dogs might look dainty, but they can still despatch a rat – or, in their native country, a snake!

Aliases

Silky Terrier, Silky, Sydney Terrier, Sydney Silky

Cross between

None

Origin

Australia

Size

X-Small
Small enough to carry when needed

Exercise Needs

Low (Under 30 minutes)
A walk and a good sniff can be like reading a novel while doing a marathon for a little dog.

Coat

Long almost human hair
Luscious long outer locks that need lots of attention and a soft undercoat that will get knotty if not combed out.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

14 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

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