Registration: All Silky Terriers are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.
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The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Silky Terrier in 2002.
Breed Characteristics: The Silky Terrier is a genuine "toy" of the terrier family. Silky Terriers are quite low set. The breed is typically slightly longer than it is tall.
The body of the Silky Terrier is covered in a long, silky coat that is parted down the middle of the back falling flat on each side of the body.
Silky Terriers were originally bred to kill rodents, and still posses the terrier instincts, always watchful and keenly alert.
The Silky Terriers is a energetic breed that is typically full of spirit and love to play.
Silky Terriers are considered very intelligent, dedicated and easily trainable.
Silky Terrier's inquisitive nature and joy of life make them an ideal companion.
Country of Origin: The Silky Terrier originated in Australia.
Original Purpose: Rodent control and companion dog.
Today's Uses: Today the Silky Terrier is a companion dog.
Weight: The Silky Terrier weighs approximately 7 - 11 pounds.
Height: Silky Terriers average more or less 9 inches tall at the shoulders.
Coat: The coat of the Silky Terrier is flat, fine and glossy and of a silky texture. The length of the coat of the Silky Terrier is long but does not impede the movement of the dog.
Color: Silky Terrier is Blue and Tan in color. The blue coloration of the Silky Terrier may be silver blue, pigeon blue or slate blue. The tan color of the Silky Terrier is a deep and rich shade. The tips of the hairs of the Silky terriers coat should be darker the at the roots.
Temperament: The Silky Terrier is a spirited, friendly, loving and confident toy dog with all of the typical characteristics of the terrier family. Silky Terriers are very intelligent, cheerful and sociable dogs who love to be with their master.
They are typically reserved around strangers.
With Children: The Silky Terrier is usually very good around children that they have been raised with. Silky Terriers do not enjoy being handled roughly.
With Pets: When properly socialized Silky Terriers can be excellent companions for other dogs. As with all terriers, Silky Terriers are generally not good for smaller pets.
Trainability: The Silky Terrier is an intelligent terrier that is eager to please and quick to learn.
Activity Level: The Silky Terrier is an active and energetic dog that enjoys recreation time.
Life Expectancy: The average life expectancy of the Silky Terrier is about 12-15 years.