Good with Kids:
The Silky Terrier is a lively and cheerful dog which is eager to learn. They adapt easily to their family circumstances and exercise provisions. They learn quickly.
Country of origin:
Small dog breeds
This is a lively, cheerful dog which is eager to learn, full of energy, intelligent, affectionate, loyal, docile, and in spite of its small size, is vigilant and protective. The Silky Terrier likes to be close to its handler.
Terrier dog breed (UKC)
Toy dog breeds (AKC)
Normally, they are loving with children. Let them get used to cats when they are young or they will chase them when they are older. Visitors are usually announced by barking.
The coat is long, smooth, shiny and silky, with an under-layer. The most common colour is light to dark blue-grey (in various shades) with brown, although steel-blue is the most sought-after colour. Silky Terriers are all born black.
Groom the coat daily with a comb and a brush for about 15minutes daily to keep the coat in top condition. An occasional bath is acceptable. Check the teeth for tartar. The Silky seldom moults.
The training of the Silky Terrier is happily very straight forward because they learn quite quickly.