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Breed: Silky Terrier
Country of Origin: Australia
AKC Group: toy
Function: Companion
Life Span: 12-15 years
Appearance: Small
Color: Blue & fire red, or blue with tan markings
Coat Type: Silky
Grooming: The Silky Terrier is very prone to tangles and mats and needs daily combing and brushing. It should be bathed regularly to keep the hair in top condition. It takes quite a commitment from its owner, requiring about 15 minutes a day. After bathing, make sure the dog is thoroughly dry and warm. The coat must be trimmed occasionally, and the hair on the legs from the knees down is often trimmed short. The hair that falls over the eyes is tied up in a topknot so the dog will be able to see easier.
Height: 9-10 inches
Weight: 8-11 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Reserved
Character: Alert
Home Environment: Apartment ok
Best Owner: Loving
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Barking
Physical: Generally healthy. Minor concerns are intervertebral disc disease, elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation and Legg-Perthes. This breed sometimes is afflicted with diabetes, epilepsy, tracheal collapse.