Silky Terrier


He looks like a lap dog but he’s a terrier and one who loves activity and being around his people

Vital Statistics:

  • Life span:
    14-16 years
  • Adult weight:
    8-10 pounds
  • Adult height:
    9-10 inches

What’s good and bad about the Silky?


  • He’s lively indoors or out
  • A good watchdog
  • Much hardier and tougher than his dainty cousin, the Yorkie or other Toy breeds
  • Mentally and physically quick


  • He must get regular exercise
  • He’s a true terrier – he’ll chase and dig and bark although training helps with all three
  • Grooming demands are high to maintain a long, silky coat

If you think Silkys can’t be trained, take a look at this one.