Learn about the temperament and personality of the Silky Terrier. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Silky Terrier photos.
The Silky Terrier wants to be your best buddy. He is a friendly, affectionate, scrappy little guy who does not like to be ignored. They do not do well if left alone for hours on end. They want to be with you! And this can be easy to do because they are very portable and adaptable. Silky Terriers have a high activity level and like to play fetch and go for daily walks. They do best with a fenced-in yard to tear around in. They are intelligent, but can be a bit stubborn and difficult to train. Housetraining can be especially challenging. They are alert and make extremely good watch dogs, as they usually only bark for a reason. They will raise the alarm whenever someone approaches your property. They can be dog aggressive and they have no idea how small they are. They do not do well in a home with young children because even though Silky Terriers think that they are tough, they are really quite fragile and could easily be hurt by a well-meaning toddler. In short, if you have lots of attention to give, the Silky Terrier will have lots of love to give you back! These are joyful, cuddly, little dogs.
Silky Terrier Training
The Silky Terrier is intelligent and quite easy to train. He learns new commands quickly at an above average rate.
Silky Terrier Shedding
The Silky Terrier sheds practically no hair at all. You'll virtually never find a hair in your home!
Silky Terrier Grooming
Pet coat (less work): Cut his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed every so often.
Show coat (more work): Professionally groom his coat to the breed standard. Brush it daily.
Tells you how easy or difficult a breed is to train.
A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
Tells you how intelligent a breed is in terms of how quickly it can learn commands from humans. A higher rating means the breed will learn your commands faster (and is therefore generally considered to be more intelligent), while a lower rating means the breed will learn your commands more slowly (and is therefore generally considered to be less intelligent).
Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
Tells you how good the breed is at being a watchdog and raising the alarm when a stranger approaches. A higher rating means the breed will bark vigorously to warn you of a stranger's presence on your property. A low rating means the breed probably won't bark much if a stranger enters your property.
Rating: Guard dog
Tells you how good the breed is at being a guard dog due to the appearance, size, and strength of the breed. A breed with a high guard dog rating will make an intruder think twice before stepping foot on your property.
Tells you how popular the breed is in terms of ownership. A higher rating means that more people own the breed. The more popular a breed is the easier it is to find and purchase one because there are more breeders breeding it.
Tells you how large or small the breed is. A lower rating means the breed is smaller and a higher rating means the breed is larger. It gives you a quick idea of how physically large or small the breed is compared with all the other breeds.
Tells you how agile the breed is. A higher rating means the breed is fast and nimble on its feet while a lower rating means the breed is heavier and slower on its feet.
Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.