Of course, the main advantage of this miniature dog of Australian origin is its soft, flowing, silky fur, which is so pleasant to iron and comb. The Silky Terrier, like its relative, the Australian Terrier, was bred in the 19th century by crossing English terrier breeds (Yorkshire Terriers, Skye Terriers, etc.).
But the breeding of this dog did not pursue any selfish human goals: the snare-terrier should not hunt and protect anyone but is only called upon to decorate the home and delight the owners and those around them. The Silky Terrier is a cute stocky baby with a moderately stretched body, a pretty face, small triangular ears set high, a graceful neck, and a high-set tail. The height at the withers in these dogs is approximately 23-26 cm, weight – from 3.5 to 4.5 kg. For a silky terrier, a blue or gray-blue color with tan is characteristic, there are also red and sandy snare terriers. Long (on average 13-15 cm) fur requires daily combing and brushing with a special brush since otherwise the appearance of this handsome guy will be spoiled by ugly mats. The Silky Terrier is an intelligent, clean, and compact doggie; he will have enough space in a standard city apartment. He will look forward to his daily walks and will be happy to welcome you from work. The character of the silky terrier is docile, he is very loving and strongly attached to the owner, gets along well with people (although at first, he can bark properly), he plays with children and animals with pleasure. But if you treat him rudely or often offend, the snare terrier can become harmful and uncontrollable. This fidget knows that he is the favorite of the family, so do not indulge all his desires and whims, otherwise over time he may sit on your neck, and then it will be almost impossible to re-educate him.
The Silky Terrier is always active and cheerful, he is a real athlete and will easily and happily master various tricks. This curious creature is also very funny digging the ground, and the hunting instinct laid down by the snare-terrier allows it to easily hunt mice, rats, and other small pests. Do not assign this creature the role of a purely decorative dog – after all, he is capable of much!