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BSK Breed Index: The Silky Terrier

Life Span: 13-16 years

Height: 9-10 in

Weight: 8-11 lbs

Litter Size: 3 - 5 pups

Temperament: Friendly

Intelligence: High

Classification: Toy

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Silky Terrier

They are an Australian breed, but their exact origins are unknown. They are believed to be a cross between the Skye  Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier. The breed was introduced to America during World War II, after servicemen brought some home with them. 

Silky Terrier Fun Facts

Other names include Sydney Silky and Australian Silky Terrier.

Recognized by the AKC in 1959. 

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