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Height: 23 cm (9 inches); Weight: 8-11 pounds
Long, smooth, silky, and shiny. There is no undercoat. Steel-blue is the most prized color. The most common color is light to dark blue-grey with brown.
This dog is upbeat, lively, intelligent, loyal, and surprisingly protective.
Silky Terriers need to get used to cats when young to avoid chasing them later on. Normally they are very affectionate with children. They will bark when visitors arrive.
Regular grooming (for 15 minutes a day) with a brush and comb is required. Occasional baths are acceptable. The teeth must be checked for tartar. This breed is not known for shedding.
The intelligence of this breed makes training fairly easy.
The exercise needs of this dog are uncomplicated. It will adapt itself to the activity level of your family.