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What is the difference between the two toy breeds?


The Australian Silky Terrier is a courageous, robust, elegant, and graceful toy breed dog. According to its name it has shiny blue and tan coat, or gray blue and tan coat, which dos not shed. The Silky Terrier is protective of its own territory, making it a good little watchdog, announcing the presence of strangers. He will not leave your side, always watching for your love and affection, whether for adults or kids this little dog is a MUST! The Silky is approximately, 23 cm to 25 cm (9-10 in) shoulder heights. This proud little dog loves early handling and training. The Silky's texture of coat prefers daily- grooming, 3-5 minutes will be beneficial. Its hair parts down the middle giving the appearance of a well-groomed dog.

Life expectancy is approx.14 to 16 years.

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PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The Silky is not suited as an outdoor dog.
Ideal owner/s
: Those who require a family companion and are prepared to have the dog living indoors and sometimes during the day in a enclosed back-yard . When you select your puppy, you will have spent quite some time considering exactly what breed of puppy you should buy. What size would best fit in with your household, how much exercise space and time the dog will receive, how much he will cost to feed, house and keep in good health and condition etc. . Having taken all of this into account you can now go and buy a puppy.
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2). Dog or Bitch? The choice between dog and bitch is also of preference.

If you made the decision to buy this little tough ( Aussie) Australian Silky Terrier is the right family toy dog made for Australian conditions. The Silky Terrier is more suitable to the Australian climate and is generally, much easier to handle . They are a hardy, non-shedding odorless popular house pets.

The Australian Silky Terrier is friendly to all the family but will usually attach itself to one member. It will love children if raised with them, but it doesn't enjoy being fussed over or being treated like a toy and prefers to be treated as an equal. Like most long coated dogs, the Silky loves being groomed, provided this procedure is started at a very early age. The amount of grooming required is dependent on the actual length of coat your Silky has inherited. If you can’t commit to the grooming (brushing), frequently trimming to keep the coat short in an alternative. See picture: * Trimmed

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This transport box is the best to (toilet) train your puppy at night time. But please lock the door. Your puppy should go to bed either early in the evening or when you go. When you wake up in the morning take your puppy outside to a grassy area to do their business. ALL small dogs should be allowed to sleep inside, so set the bed in a place that will be suitable to you and your Silky.


3). IN CONCLUSION : Now you know a little about the Australian Silky Terrier and have decided this is the dog for you or you want more information, make contact with a breeder or club or your State controlling body for pure breed dogs as listed on the website:

Puppies sometimes available from quality healthy stock. Also carefully selected breeding stock while breeding to our Silky standard to produce best possible quality. Raised in a family home environment with lots of love and attention. And with the age of 8 to 10 weeks old they are able to leave home. They are all Vet checked, wormed and vaccinated and micro chipped and have a registered pedigree from C.C.C.(Q) dogs registered in Queensland.

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(4). Be aware of: Back-yard breeders!

So many people have bought an appealing "little" puppy which was sold to them as a Australian Silky Terrier, OR Yorkshire Terrier?
(or a "DESIGNER DOG"), Labradoodle or a Cavoodudle and so on.
Only to find out later that the father was a Blue- Heeler etc.

I am firmly against crossbreeding. There are downsides and you can not blame the dog for the outcome, later in life. When you buy a pure breed, you know exactly what you are going to get. Nobody can guaranty a faultless dog but we try our best. But through selective breeding we can work to stack the "genetic deck" more in our favor over the years.) Even an expert cannot look at a 6-8 week old cross breed and guess his ultimate weight, size, coat or very important character or what about any medical issues? This is not to say that you should not buy a cross breed dog from an animal shelter this is your choice after all. Rather that you should keep all these points in your mind when considering to buy a Australian Silky OR Yorkshire Terrier, the buyer should look for a breeder who is a registered member of a Dog club and produces pedigree puppies that fit the breed’s physical description. So please purchase one from a well-known and registered licensed breeder who is a member of the Canine Control Council (Q) dogs

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                   THE YORKSHIRE TERRIER


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When considering a dog, please remember that you will have it for its lifetime. Yorkshire Terriers can live up to 16 years of age and occasionally even older.

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Yorkshire Terriers generally weigh from 1.8 kg (4 lbs) to 3.2 kg (7 lbs).

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The Yorkshire Terrier is not suited as an outdoor dog. Ideal owner/s are those who require a family companion and are prepared to have the dog living indoors or sometimes during the day in an enclosed backyard.

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(2).The Yorkshire Terrier is a lovely small “lap dog” and prefers to be around you most of the time. They are a true little Terrier and a loyal companion. Most Yorkshire Terriers are alert, active and inquisitive. In some cases they can be determined with a mind of their own but are faithful and loyal to their human family. They thrive on human companionship and will happily be included in family activities. They have a sense of fun and enjoy a game. Thanks to their alertness, they make good watchdogs and will bark if strangers approach the home. Although they are of small stature, they are generally a robust and healthy little terrier.
They have the courage of a large dog but are small. Yorkshire Terriers have a coat that does not shed and are therefore a hypoallergenic (low allergy causing) breed. They love comfort and snuggling on soft pillows or on your lap. Yorkie's have hair not coats and therefore their hair is not weather resistant like some other breeds. Yorkshire Terriers should live indoors with some periods outside for exercise. They are ideal for apartment living or homes with small backyards.
Surprisingly, this fashionable little breed is over a hundred years old.

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Benefit of the Toy breed.

The Yorkshire Terrier has very fine hair. It is similar to human hair and does not shed like most other breeds .The Yorkshire Terrier's coat will generally grow to the ground and needs to be brushed and combed every day to keep it free of tangles. The hair on the head needs to be tied up in a ponytail with a rubber band or bow to keep it out of the eyes. If a person doesn't show their dog and wants less work there are easy ways to keep your Yorky looking good by shortening (cutting) its hair or giving it a Silky trim.

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(4). Yorkshire Terriers are generally robust little - dogs, they will happily go for a walk with their owners. But if the backyard is of sufficient size, then adequate exercise can be gained by running round in the backyard without the necessity of being taken for a walk in the street.


(5). Yorkshire Terriers generally live happily with other breeds of dogs as long as the dog is of similar size. Yorkshire Terriers will get along with a large dog but because of their size difference could easily be unintentionally injure while playing.

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The Yorkshire Terrier is suitable for people of all ages. It is a good little family dog but needs supervision around young children. This is because a young child could easily unintentionally injure a Yorkshire Terrier. The most important issue when considering owning a Yorkshire Terrier is whether you have adequate time to look after and socialize the dog. Like most dogs, it is not good for a Yorkshire Terrier's temperament, to be left alone for long periods of time. If everyone in the household is away from 9am to 5pm then it is best to get 2 dogs so that they have company and wont get up to mischief.

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Now you know a little about the Yorkshire Terrier and have decided this is the dog for you, if you want more information, make contact with a breeder or your state controlling body for pure bred dogs as listed on the website. They- will be able to give you information about availability of puppies and also suggest dog shows where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the breed and its needs.

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The Yorkshire Terrier is not suited as an outdoor dog . Ideal owner/s are those who require a family companion and are prepared to have a dog living indoors or sometimes during the day in an enclosed backyard.

The good news is, the Yorkshire or a Silky Terrier is low cost to feed, with a tiny appetite. We recommend a good quality dog food from: Advanced Dog Food.


(7). And if the Yorkie is to fragile and to high in maintenance for, you have a look at the little but stronger Australian Silky Terrier which is more suitable to the Australian climate and is generally much easier to handle.

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Puppies, sometimes available; from quality healthy stock. Also carefully selected breeding stock, while breeding to our Yorkshire Terrier standard to produce best possible quality. Our puppies are raised in a family home environment with lots of love and attention.

(8). At the age of 10 to 12 weeks old , they are ready to leave home. They are all Vet checked, wormed, vaccinated and micro chipped and have registered pedigree from C.C.C.(Q)dogs registered in Queensland.

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Please, contact as, if you need more information about Yorkshire Terriers & Silky Terriers. The Breeder.

We woluld like to advise you that if you want to get quick and fast information to please contact the breeder directly by phone! OR alternatively provide the breeder with your contact phone number they/we will be very happy to give you a call when it is convienient for you!

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