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Australian Silky Terrier


Australian Silky Terrier profile

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Lifespan: 12-15 Years

Avg height: Up to 23cm

Avg weight: Up to 4kg

Coat type: Long, silky, coat with a topknot which falls over their eyes.

Coat colours: Steel blue with tan markings over face, chest and legs.

Originally bred for: Companion dog, hunting snakes in urban houses.

Breed traits: Tenacious, bold, curious, playful.


A little about the Australian Silky Terrier


The Australian Silky Terrier or sometimes nicknamed "The Silky" may look like a lapdog, but has retained its tenacious and feisty terrier personality. Full of playfulness, it enjoys being active and the centre of any adventure with its owner. Though they are clever and devoted to their family, they may be aggressive to other dogs and pets, being overly vocal. 




The Australian Silky Terrier is predisposed to the following conditions: Patellar Luxation, Legg-Perthes, Diabetes, Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's), Tracheal Collapse, Epilepsy, and allergic skin disease. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.