The Silky Terrier is a small terrier dog which was created by mixing Yorkshire Terrier of Britain and Australian terrier. While some dogs looked like Australian Terriers, some looked like Yorkies and others like the Silky of today. This was mainly due to the coat length and size inherited from the two parent breeds. Initially, it was known as Sydney silk terrier and later was called the Australian Silky Terrier in the year 1955. In USA (United States Of America), the name was changed to Silky Terrier.
This breed of Silky Terrier is enthusiastic, energetic and fun loving. In order to keep them fit, they need to go through average exercises like running around the house, parks and yards. They love to go on outdoor tours on a leash.
A crossbreed between Silky Terrie and Poodle, they are playful and naturally very sweet in nature. They bark very loudly and gel with the kids. They are friendly, enthusiastic and fun-loving nature.
Temperament & Personality
Silky Terrier is friendly to strangers and wants to be the center of attraction while hoping to win a person by all its charm. They are sassy and smart in nature. They can be very vocal at times. Since this dog is just 10 pounds, it is portable in nature. This breed is a better choice for the families with active children since they are bigger than Yorkshire terrier.
They are affectionate, courageous, alert, sociable and extremely intelligent. This dog is willful at times with curiosity and full of energy. Like most other terriers, they like to chase and dig.