Australian Silky Terrier Dog Breed Profile
by Luke Blaise
Australian Silky Terrier Dog
AKC Group: Toy Group
The Australian Silky Terrier dog, also just known as the Silky Terrier, closely resembles the Yorkshire Terrier. But it is actually more closely related to the Australian Terrier. A very energetic dog that requires an energetic owner.
Formulated at the end of 19th century in Australia, this Silky Terrier were made when a considerable number of Yorkshire Terriers in England were delivered into areas of Australia and breed to Australian terrier bitches so that they could enhance the coat color in the tan and blue Australian terrier. The litters that resulted from this crossbreeding were made up of three different types of dogs. The Silky puppies were then bred together until we have what we know as the Silky Terrier today.
The Silky Terrier is "toy terrier". He's reasonably low set, a bit lengthier than tall, and of sophisticated bone framework to propose the capability to kill and hunt small animals. The dog's coat is smooth to touch. Coat colors are usually blue and tan.
The keenly attentive air of a terrier is present. The manner is friendly, quick, and responsive. They love to run and play, and should be given enough exercise.
Common Health Problems
The dog has a life span of about 13 to 16 years. There are numerous health conditions associated with the breed. Most of these comprise of allergies, epilepsy, collapsing trachea, Legg-Perthes, and luxating patella. The parents of the Silky Terrier puppy ought to have CERF and OFA certificates.
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