The Silky Terrier is often mistaken for a Yorkie due to their similar appearance! Weighing in at 8-10lb, they’re ever so slightly bigger. They come in a variety of different colors but the main notable thing — and how the Silky Terrier got its name — is the coat. Despite that long coat, they don’t shed very much, making them a popular choice for those who might suffer from allergies.
They do have some health issues to consider though. Silky Terriers are prone to both diabetes and epilepsy. These issues can become expensive and serious, so it’s best to stay on top of them. Keep up with preventative vet visits for your Silky Terrier and make sure you get pet insurance. Pet insurance can be a lifesaver when it comes down to it.
Silky Terrier – A Small Dog
Many people think this is the perfect dog to cuddle on the couch all day with. Due to its small size, it can’t possibly need much exercise, right? Wrong! Silky Terriers are pretty spunky and need quite a bit of activity in their day. A fenced-in backyard is great for letting them run around and a daily walk in addition should do the trick. They can be apartment dogs, but you’ll have to take their needs into consideration and work hard.
They get along great with both their own people and strangers, and are very sociable little creatures. You can help them reach their full potential by socializing them well with everyone you can. Have strangers give them treats as puppies. This will reassure them people are good.
They may not get along with other animals, and it can vary from dog to dog. The best thing to do is test them out with other pets on neutral territory and go from there. If you want a dog who is guaranteed to be good with others, this may not be the right one for you!