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Breed Standards for the Silky Terrier

 

 

General Appearance:

A miniature version of a working terrier, and as such retains the essential features of a vermin hunter.  It is somewhat longer than tall, and though of refined bone, it should nonetheless have sufficient strength and substance to suggest that it could kill small rodents.

 

 

Head:

Small, almond-shaped eyes; Flat skull with shallow stop; Small, V-shaped, erect ears

 

 

Tail:

Docked tail carried high

 

 

Color:

Blue and tan

 

 

Size:

Weight:  8-11 lb; Height:  9-10”

 

 

Coat:

The straight, single coat is silky and glossy, following the body outline rather than falling to the floor.

 

 

Gait:

The gait is free and light-footed

 

 

Temperament:

It is bold, feisty, inquisitive, and playful, ever ready for action.


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