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Australian Silky Terriers, despite their glamorous appearance, are energetic and feisty. These short-legged, sturdy dogs excel at rodent control and serve as vigilant watchdogs. Their compact bodies are slightly longer than their height, giving them a distinctive look.

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Australian Silky Terriers, despite their glamorous appearance, are energetic and feisty. These short-legged, sturdy dogs excel at rodent control and serve as vigilant watchdogs. Their compact bodies are slightly longer than their height, giving them a distinctive look.

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Australian Silky Terrier – Samson

We have 6 three quarter Silky Terrier puppies, three boys and three girls for adoption in late April/early May. Dad (Monty) is purebred pedigree Silky Terrier and an intelligent beautiful dog who loves walks and other dogs. Mum (Gigi) is half silky Terrier crossed with Papillon. She's sweet and a loving companion who loves sitting on laps. We have a lifetime rehoming policy and are looking for families who will walk them regularly and love them very much. We encourage visits before the pups are ready to be adopted to get to know them. Responsible pet breeder number 15766 Hey, check out my website, "Gigi's puppies " with this link: https://mijathomashouse.wixsite.com/gigispuppies

Mija Cairns


Australian Silky Terrier – Berserker

Pure bred Australian Silky Terrier Puppies. Males and females. Ready for new family 11th January 2024. All will be chipped, vet checked, vaccinated, and wormed before pick up. Silky Terriers are wonderful companions for any age. They love to be by your side or on your lap.phone Janette on 0449769277 to find out more.

Janette Leggatt


Australian Silky Terrier – Upper Swan

We have 2 delightful male Silky puppies who will be ready to their forever homes in two weeks time. They have had all the love and attention we can give them, but now they need their own families.

Sally Baxter


Australian Silky Terrier – Fitzroy

Female Australian bulldog. Not desex. Likes to play with the kids. Registered in AUSTRALIAN BULLDOG CLUB. Bourne 16/01/2023.I search for a good home for her.she has a permission to mate. She got vaccinated.

Moustafa Mahmoud


Australian Silky Terrier Pups

BIN0005322110597 Purebred Australian Silky Terriers for sale, 3 males and 4 females. See picture of Mother and Father for reference. Mother is ‘Elsie’, a Silver/Tan Silky from Penrith, NSW, 5 years old and a very spoilt member of our family. Father is ‘Sebastian’, a Black/Tan Silky, 6 years old, purchased from Lowmead, Qld, and the ever dutiful guard dog of our family and home. Elsie is gentle natured and can always be found at my feet. Sebastian is full of personality, he believes every ball belongs to him, he even plays soccer. We welcomed 7 new fur babies on the 5th of April, they will not be available until the 1st of June. All pups are booked in for Vet check, Vaccination and microchip which will be completed before pick up. They are also wormed every 2 weeks according to Vet recommendations. Genuine buyers will read the whole ad. We have advertised our puppies early so local buyers can visit their fur baby and bond with them before that dreaded first night of separation from Mum. Silkies make the perfect addition to the family. Very playful and friendly. Australian Silky Terriers have family friendly natures, they love people and consider themselves valued members of the family. Do not purchase a Silky Terrier if they will be left alone in the backyard for long periods of time, if they feel neglected they will play up, just like a normal child. They are non-shedding dogs and very clean. They do not have anal gland issues. They do need combing/clipping or grooming. They will be advertised elsewhere including Veterinary clinics. Located in Oakey but can travel to Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Dalby.

Rebecca Garlick


Australian Silky Terrier Pups Qld

Purebred Australian Silky Terrier pups for sale, Oakey (Toowoomba) Qld. Mum is 5yo Silver/tan and Dad is 6yo Black/tan. A escaped or 7, 3 are sold so there is one male and three females available as at &May 4th. Puppies born on 5th April and ready for their forever homes from 1st June. Will be wormed, weaned, vaccinated and microchipped. Our dogs are very much loved as valuable members of our family, pups are already being socialised. The Australian Silky terrier is a sought after breed due to their low allergy rating as non-shedding dogs. That said, they do need grooming as their hair is like human hair. They are a beautiful breed and very hard to find as a purebred.

Rebecca Garlick


Australian Silky Terrier pups

We have 3 x boy Australian Silky Terrier pups looking for their forever homes. Father has pedigree papers and was bred for showing purposes. Mother comes from a very reliable bloodline. Beautiful temperament, have grown up with children and other dogs. Playful, beautiful, loving breed. All pups are microchipped, vaccinated and wormed, and will come with a puppy pack located Northern NSW. I can fly the pups from a capital city to another capital city, or deliver up to 350kms. * I have a tripped to Brisbane planned for 18th & 19th February*

Emily


Adorable Silky Terrier Puppies

Being offered for sale to good home, adorable pure bred Australian Silky Terriers, born 5th May 2021. Mother Moxi, Father Romeo, & grandmother Lucy can all be viewed by appointment. Parents are friendly & soft natured, they will alarm bark if there is a disturbance (or a possum!) Puppies have been raised in a loving home, with other dogs, potty training in progress, crate acclimated, (the door is always kept open), & the puppies willingly return to the crate after playing, for nap time. They are alert, fat & healthy, spending their days popping in & out of the doggie door for rough & tumble, eat & sleep. Repeat. Fully weaned, they self-settle in their beds & sleep through the night. They have been wormed at fortnitely intervals since birth, Vet checked, & microchipped, they are ready to go to their forever homes. Two boys left. Responsible breeders ID 6521 Blue collar Microchip # 953010005529460 Green Collar Microchip # 953010005529465 Breeders ID # 0002790726936  

Edie McMahon


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The Ultimate Australian Silky Terrier Guide

About Australian Silky Terrier

Known for their glamorous appearance, Australian Silky Terrier are also skilled rodent hunters and keen watchdogs. Their lively, inquisitive nature makes them a delightful companion, suited for various living environments.

Lifespan

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12 to 15 years

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3 - 6 kg

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23 - 26 cm

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Their coats need brushing 2 to 3 times a week.

Origins

Silky Terriers, often mistaken for Yorkshire or Australian Terriers, result from crossbreeding these breeds.

Developed in Australia in the 1800s, breeders aimed to create a dog with the robust structure of an Aussie and the color and personality of a Yorkie.

The crossbreeding produced a dog with the Yorkie’s aesthetic appeal and the Aussie’s intellect.

Despite initial disagreements on the breed’s weight and name, they were later recognized as the Australian Silky Terrier.

Key Characteristics Of Australian Silky Terriers

Are Australian Silky Terriers Family-Friendly?

Their playful and affectionate nature makes them a great addition to active families.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Australian Silky Terriers may suffer from:

Diabetes Mellitus

Epilepsy

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

A condition where the blood supply to the femoral head is disrupted, leading to joint inflammation, degeneration, and lameness.

Patellar Luxation

A condition where the kneecap dislocates or moves out of its normal location within the knee joint.

Nature / Temperament

Feisty, inquisitive, playful, and brave.

Suitable Environment

The Australian Silky Terrier thrives in a variety of living environments. This breed adapts well to both apartment living and homes with yards.

Other Considerations

● Chasing Instincts: Silky Terriers love chasing small animals, so they’re not suited for homes with smaller or similar-sized pets. However, they are excellent at keeping vermin at bay.

Digging: Like most terriers, these dogs love to dig.

Vocal Nature: Their vocal nature makes them excellent watchdogs.

Family Fit: Although generally friendly, they’re best suited for families with older children.

How can I take good care of my Australian Silky Terrier?

Nutrition

A Silky Terrier should consume 0.5 – 1 cup of nutrient-rich dog food daily, split into two meals.

To support their predisposition to patellar luxation, their diet should be high in proteins, with real meat listed as the first ingredient.

Grooming

Silky Terriers, with their lustrous coats, require high-maintenance grooming.

Professional grooming several times a year is advisable.

To maintain their neat and long show coat, brush it 2 to 3 times weekly and untangle any matted hair during grooming.

Exercise

Despite their small size, Silky Terriers need exercise. They enjoy short walks or playing in the backyard.

Trips to the dog park can also be beneficial. They prefer indoor environments and staying close to their owners.

Training

Silky Terriers can be challenging to train due to their independent and stubborn nature.

Early training with a calm, assertive approach, using treats and praise, can yield the best results.

Most Asked Australian Silky Terrier Questions

They generally are. They are more terriers than they are ‘lap dogs’. They do well with owners who are able to channel their energy into exercise and sports training.

The temperament of this breed blends the best from both worlds. Their traits as a toy breed makes them the perfect companion. Still they are terriers at heart, therefore very energetic and fun to be around.

Australian Silky Terriers for sale cost between $800 – $1,500 approximately. Don’t fall for breeders that purport to give you a deal that’s too good to be true – it’s most often because they haven’t done the proper health checks to ensure that their puppies are happy and healthy. Go with reputable Australian Silky Terrier breeders, such as ones registered with ethical breeder organisations. 

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