Breed of Dog
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Silky Terriers - Made of Fire and Silk
The Silky Terrier is an active, affectionate, alert,
cheerful, courageous, curious, intelligent, keen, quick,
smart, sociable and spunky little dog. The Silky Terrier
wants to be close to its master at all times. They are full
of energy and in order to be calm need a good deal of daily
exercise. These dogs are enthusiastic diggers and make good
watchdogs despite their size.
The Silky Terrier is a dog breed that travels well. In
general you shouldn't trust them with non-canine pets like
guinea pigs, hamsters or rabbits, however. Be sure to
socialize this dog well with the family cat so that it
doesn't chase it.
These dogs usually do well with children so long as the dog
is taught to not snap at the child. Silky Terriers are
generally eager to learn and training is very straight-
forward. This breed is primarily used as a companion dog
today, but they were bred for and still do make good vermin
The Silky Terrier is nine to ten inches in height and weighs
between eight to eleven pounds. The female dogs tend to be
slightly smaller than the males. They have a life expectancy
of twelve to fifteen years.
The Silky Terrier in general is healthy, although there are
some occasional individuals with disorders including Elbow
Dysplasia, Intervertebral Disc Disease, Legg-Perthes and
patellar luxation. Dogs of this breed have sometimes been
afflicted by Diabetes, Epilepsy and tracheal collapse.
This breed is full of energy and needs to be taken on a
daily walk to satisfy its physical and psychological needs.
They can run and play for hours; they have been known to
have surprising stamina. The Silky Terrier is a good
companion dog for an apartment dweller. They are very active
indoors and do even better with a yard to romp around in.
The Silky Terrier is a dog that must have daily brushing and
combing of its long silky hair, otherwise the hair can
become matted and tangled. Bathe your dog regularly to keep
the hair in good condition. This breed requires some
commitment to grooming and on average it takes around
fifteen minutes a day to brush and care for a Silky Terrier.
But the reward is a healthy and beautiful dog.
After bathing your Silky needs to be thoroughly dried and
warmed up. An occasional trim of the hair may be needed,
especially around the legs and knees. Hair that falls into
the eyes should be tied up to protect the eyes and so that
the dog to be able to see easier. The Silky Terrier sheds
little to no hair and so may be good for allergy sufferers.
The Silky Terrier - Professional Care Tips
Dr. Jane Bicks
The Silky Terrier's beauty comes from his long, silky
coat and well muscled body.
An alternative professional dog food is mandatory, and
should be supplemented with vegetable enzymes.
See what I would feed my Silky Terrier here
Exercise is essential for his mind and body.
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