Australian Silky Terrier – TOP 10 Interesting Facts


The Australian Silky Terrier is a
typical small dog with big personality It is a confident, feast and loving
companion. There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Australian silky terriers. Number one origin – the Silky Terrier was
developed in the late 1800s in Australia by crossing Yorkshire Terriers with Australian Terriers. Both ancestors are tough and versatile hunters and even
though the Australian Silky Terrier was sometimes used to hunt vermin and to
kill snakes, they were most often used as urban pets. At first they were known as
Sydney Silky Terriers but in the 1955 their name was officially changed to
today’s Australian silky Terrier. Number two devoted companions – this is not a lap dog, the Silky Terrier will always be ready for any kind of an adventure
They are very playful and loving and they make good play companions for older
kids. Silky Terriers are also very loyal and devoted to its family and they want
to spend as much time with them as possible
Number three big dog temperament Silky Terriers have big and bold spirit and
they actually make good watchdogs it’s not uncommon to see them trying to scare
away strangers or play with much bigger animals. They truly act like much larger
dogs. They have the typical Terrier personality traits – they like digging
chasing and barking and they are pretty fearless and tenacious. Number four prey
drive – I just said they have the typical terrier personality and one of the
important terrier temperamental trait is high prey drive. Australian silky terrier
will most likely try to chase squirrels rodents cats hamsters or other small
animals. That is why you should never leave them alone with other small
household pets and when you are outside in unknown area it’s better to keep your
silky terrier on leash. Number 5 coat – the coat is one of the most distinctive
feature of this breed it is straight shiny and well silky. As you can probably
guess from their name unlike the Yorkshire Terriers coat who is flowing
to the floor the silky Terrier coat conforms to the body shape they can be
find in one color combination, which is blue and tan
If you would like to learn more about the Yorkshire and silky terrier
differences I’m giving you link to Rocadog comparison video in description
Number six size – this is slightly longer than tall dog breed with athletic build
an average height between 23 to 26 centimeters which is 9 to 10 inches and
weighed between 3 to 5 kilograms which is 7 to 11 pounds there are no big size
differences between males and females Mumber 7 dog sports – Silky Terriers are
highly active, athletic and lively dogs They have a lot of energy and you should
help them to burn it off. Daily walks accompanied with some vigorous playtime
are a great way how to achieve that or you can try some dog sport with them
Australian silky terriers are very good at agility flyball rally or even
tracking trials. Number eight hero – 8 year old Australian silky terrier
named Fizo was awarded an Australian purple Cross of bravery in 1996. It was
because he protected his 9 year old owner from a 5 foot long venomous snake
Number 9 maintance – Australian Silky Terriers fur is similar to human-like
hair which means they require more bathing than other breeds. At least once
a month thorough brushing and combing two to three times a week is essential
to keep your silky Terrier clean and tangle free. Just like with all dogs you
should regularly check their eyes ears and nails and clip them or clean them if
needed Number 10 health – silky terriers are
generally healthy dog breeds with great lifespan between 12 to 15 years. Just
like all dog breeds they do suffer from some health issues commonly from Legg-Calve-Pertes dsease, patellar luxation euro disease and diabetes
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