The Australian Silky Terrier is an intelligent, happy, little dog with a strong character. While most terriers are quite headstrong, the Australian Silky Terrier seems to be one of the easier terrier breeds to train.
At home Silky Terriers are alert but uncomplicated little companions who like to follow you around and make sure all is in order. They tend to think they are bigger then they actually are and take actions into their own hands if they are not shown strong leadership from the start. Some can become very yappy and will feel the need protect their territory.
This breed might be small but they are full of beans and need a lot of exercise – if not, they won’t be happy and will show their frustrations. They are easy to train and will thrive doing training with their owners. There isn’t anything cuter than watching an Australian Silky Terrier doing dog agility sport!
Silkies move fast and are keen to assist in catching mice or other unwanted small animals in the house. They tend not to warm to small children and prefer to ignore them.
To keep the shiny smooth look, your Silky’s coat will need to be brushed daily.
|Life expectancy:||12-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||very low|