Silky Terrier


As indicated by its name, the Silky Terrier has a coat that is straight and extremely soft and glossy. The coat lies flat on the torso, is more fluffy at the chest and collar, and more profuse on the head. Its tail, which is docked and erect, has a significant amount of fur. Its torso is long, low to the ground, and supported by front legs that are straight and back legs that are moderately angled. it has a square-shaped head that is somewhat long. The ears are smaller than average and stand erect on its head. It has a somewhat visible stop. The eyes and nose are both dark in color. Its neck is elongated and extends to its straight back. The chest is somewhat broad and deep.


The Silky Terrier is a breed that is generally a good family pet. It

Height and Weight

The Silky Terrier is about 9-10 inches tall and weighs 8-11 pounds.

Health Problems

There are no major health problems associated with the Silky Terrier. The breed may develop conditions common to most breeds its size. These conditions include patellar luxation and elbow dysplasia. The breed is also susceptible to developing diabetes and epilepsy.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Silky Terrier has a moderate amount of energy. It can adjust to living both indoors and outdoors. Most types reside indoors where it can be close to its family.


The Silky Terrier is an active breed whether it stays indoors or not.

Life Expectancy

The Silky Terrier has an average life expectancy of 10-12 years.

Litter Size

The Silky Terrier has an average of 4 puppies.


The Silky Terrier has a luxurious coat that requires a significant amount of maintenance. The coat can easily become tangled and matted if not brushed regular. The coat should be washed regularly to maintain its health shine. Keeping the coat trimmed and cleaning the ears and face is also recommended.


The Silky Terrier is one of the few breeds that was not developed as a worker.




The coat of the Silky Terrier is usually light brown and blue.