Get to know the Australian Silky Terrier
All you need to know about the breed
Smiles can’t help but happen at the sight of the beguiling Australian Silky Terrier. Part of the Toy Group, this petite breed seems fully aware of his size but pays it no mind. The world is his oyster and curiosity is the catalyst - if you’re by his side to explain everything at every turn, all the better.
And of course, one is immediately drawn to their glorious silky coat. Doused in a blue-and-tan hue, it falls at length all over the dog’s body, even from their head, parting in the middle and framing the face.
Although it may look like you’ll be grooming your Australian Silky Terrier 24/7, caring for that coat, as well as the rest of them, is fairly easy. Simple brushing a few times a week and a monthly bath is really all they need. With that manteau, the breed has been a favourite on the dog show circuit for decades.
Underneath those lustrous layers lies an eager gaze and a robust body - that of a Terrier - so be prepared for high spirits - including chasing, digging, and, at times, a good deal of barking. It’s just the Australian Silky Terrier’s way of protecting their pack. They may be pretty but they’re far from dainty. Bred to root out rodents, a high prey drive is part of the package here, too. Make sure to have your dog on a lead if in an area where smaller furry friends could do a fly by.
2 facts about Australian Silky Terriers
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Australian Silky Terrier