Silky Terriers

10 Facts About Silky Terriers

10 Facts

  1. The breed was developed in Australia.
  2. The breed was created by crossing the Yorkshire Terrier and Australian Terrier in the late 1800s.
  3. During World War II, American servicemen brought some Silky Terriers back to the United States where the breed gained popularity.
  4. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1959.
  5. They are inquisitive, alert, and affectionate.
  6. They are enthusiastic diggers.
  7. They are born black and their coat can turn to shades of blue-gray with tan or red markings.
  8. 98th most popular dog breed according to the AKC.
  9. Not to be trusted around rodents.
  10. Are hypoallergenic.


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