Australian Silky Terrier
Australia FCI 236 . Toy Terriers

The Australian Silky Terrier not appropriate to live with other smaller pets.

Australian Silky Terrier



The Australian Silky Terrier is a native of Australia dog, Although the types and ancestral breeds were of Great Britain. The ancestors of the Australian Silky Terrier include the Yorkshire Terrier (originating in England and Scotland before being considered) and the Aussie (que desciende de los Terrier de tipo pelo duro traídos de Gran Bretaña a Australia en el siglo 19), but the records do not indicate whether early dogs were simply Terrier Australian born with silky fur, or if there was an attempt to create a breed apart.

In accordance with the American Kennel Club, the race began at the end of the 19th century, being result of crosses between a Yorkshire Terrier and Aussie. At the beginning, la raza se conoció como “la seda Sídney”, ya que se encontraba principalmente en la ciudad de Sídney, Australia. Aunque la mayoría de las razas australianas están catalogadas como perros de trabajo, el Australian Silky Terrier, is considered to be, fue criado –principalmente- to be an urban pet and companion of the family, but also It is a breed known for killing snakes in Australia.

Until 1929, the Terrier australiano, the Silky Terrier Australian and the Yorkshire Terrier they were not clearly defined, in the same litter, podían nacer tres perros de razas que con el tiempo se consideraron, different. Según la información existente, they were separated by the appearance in different types once they raised separately.

After 1932 in Australia, miscegenation was tweaking, and in 1955 the name of the race officially became Australian Silky Terrier. The breed was recognized by the national canine Council of Australia, in 1958 in the Toy group.

Durante y después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial los soldados estadounidenses que habían sido enviados a Australia, return to United States, they brought with them several Australian Silky Terrier. Fotografías en los periódicos de la época (1954), They show the soldiers, back to home wearing their pets Australian Silky Terrier, and this caused a rise in popularity to the race, and hundreds of Australian Silky Terrier were imported from Australia to the United States.

The American Kennel Club He acknowledged the race as the Silky Terrier in 1959, like the United Kennel Club ((UNITED STATES)UU.) in 1965, and the Canadian Kennel Club. The breed is recognized by all major canine clubs of the English speaking world, e internacionalmente por la Federación Cinológica Internacional como raza número 236.

Physical characteristics

The Australian Silky Terrier is a Terrier, but is usually placed in the Group of dogs Toy type, instead of the Terrier group, due to its small size. The Federation Cynologique Internationale has a special section of the Terrier group that includes only the smaller dogs, While other canine clubs, place the breed in the Toy group, but universally everyone agrees that the breed type is Terrier.

His mantle's hair is grey, Griffon's soft texture and bluish, smooth and long. It requires constant maintenance and brushing. Un Australian Silky Terrier debe tener aproximadamente 23 a 25 cm to cross and weighs between 3.6 and 8 kg, Although the steps may vary between the different federations. It should be a little bit longer than that width (about one-fifth longer than the height at the cross).

El Australian Silky Terrier, small, almond-shaped eyes. De acuerdo con las normas, the eyes are considered to lack. The ears are small and erect. It has a tail of high adjustment and small feet, almost like a cat. The hair should be long. The hair on the face and ears is usually cut.

This breed must have with a Barber every three weeks and their teeth should be brushed. Los Terrier son conocidos por tener problemas de dientes y encías.

The layer of Silky Terrier is very susceptible to tangles and mats and requires daily brushing and the hairstyle. This breed requires a deep commitment to the owners. To keep the shiny fur, regular washing is necessary. El uso de un champú de aguacate y avena ayudará a aliviar la picazón en la piel, sequedad característica de esta raza.

Character and skills

The Silky Terrier has a very lively character and will bark at any stranger immediately. He is smart and also an excellent watchdog, announcing unwanted intruders with a squeaky bark.

Due to its small size, also suitable for an apartment in the city, but also appreciates extensive exercise in nature. He makes a very nice roommate and an excellent pet for everyone who likes a small dog with a big heart.

The Silky Terrier puede traer mucha alegría a los enfermos o a los ancianos, that can even be tied to the house, por lo menos si el perro todavía hace el ejercicio apropiado por parte de los parientes o los buenos vecinos.

Como la mayoría de los otros terriers, the Silkies they are very alert and anxious. Hunting instinct is generally well developed, so the dog should always have enough opportunity to move.

Because despite his pretty appearance he Silky Terrier it is not a lap dog, sino un típico terrier que necesita movimiento y conexión familiar. Es un perro de compañía alegre y sin complicaciones, con mucho temperamento y alegría de movimiento, but fortunately it is easy to train.

As the Silky Terrier also has a distinctive personality, a consistent and loving education is essential.

Education “Australien Silky Terrier

Although the Silky Terrier australiano it's a miniature terrier, todavía tiene la típica testarudez de los terrier. Por eso deberías mostrarle una educación firme. If this is practiced, the “Silky” will become a simple and obedient companion, but – can't get out of your skin – can also kill a rat or mouse from time to time. His intelligence can be promoted by brain work and he can also be taught little tricks.

Cuidados y enfermedadesAustralien Silky Terrier

Although her hair doesn't shed much, the mantle of your Silky Terrier australiano needs a lot of care. Needs to be brushed daily to keep its long coat silky. But the straight and split hair makes brushing relatively easy, if you don't let it get tangled.

Common diseases:

Seasonal dermatitis (inflammation of the skin caused mainly by malassezias), drug intolerance (glucocorticoids), cataract, urinary tract diseases (cystine stones).

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Type and recognitions:

  • Group 3: Terriers
  • Section 4: Toy Terriers. Without working trial.


  • FCI – Group 3 – Section 4 Toy Terriers.
  • AKC – Terriers
  • ANKC – Terriers
  • CKC – Terriers
  • ​KC – Terriers
  • NZKC – Terriers
  • UKC – Terriers

FCI breed standard "Australian Silky Terrier"

FCIFCI - Australian Silky Terrier

Alternative names:

    1. Silky Terrier (English).
    2. Silky Terrier australien (French).
    3. Sydney Silky, Australian Silky (German).
    4. Silky terrier, silky terrier australiano (Portuguese).
    5. Silky, Aussie, Terrier Sedoso Australiano (español).
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