Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 12-15 years
Weight: Male: 4-4.5, Female: 3.5-4
Height: Male: 10-11, Female: 9-10
Origin of Name: The Australian Silky Terrier or simply Silky Terrier is a small breed of dog of the terrier dog type.
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The casual observer may be forgiven at first glance for mistaking a silky for a Yorkshire or Australian terrier. After all, Yorkies and Australians were the main components used by Australian breeders during silty making in the early 20th century. Other breeds that may be factors in silky development (depending on the storyteller) include Cairn, Dandy Dinmont and Sky Terrier, three of the many British terriers brought to Australia by English settlers. For the record, Silky is older than Yorkies and younger than Australian.