What is a Silky Yorkie?

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What is a Silky Yorkie?

Silky terriers are also diminutive but are just slightly larger than the Yorkie, usually standing around 10 inches tall and weighing around 8 to 10 pounds. True to their name, they have beautiful silky coats that are tan and blue, although puppies may initially have coats that are black.

What is the difference between a Yorkie and a Silky Yorkie?

The Silky has a wedge-shaped head versus the more rounded skull of the Yorkie. Plus, the teeth are larger, originally intended for catching larger prey. In addition, the ears can help distinguish the Silky. According to Baugh, the shape of the ears is different than that of the Yorkie.

How much does a Silky Yorkie cost?

Puppy Price The cost of a Yorkshire Terrier starts from around $1,200 from a reputable breeder. The Silky Terrier starts from around $1,000. This is purely down to the fact that the Yorkie is more popular today, allowing breeders to charge more.


Do Silky Yorkies shed?

The silky terrier, not to be confused with his smaller cousin, the Yorkshire terrier, sports a long, flowing mane of hair. This long coat offers a pretty ‘do, and is surprisingly easy to maintain considering its length. Silkies hardly shed, offering a good pet possibility for those with dog allergies.

How can you tell if a Yorkie is purebred?

If you decide to go the breeder route for your pure Yorkie, you will implicitly know your puppy is purebred since you will have done your homework by thoroughly researching Yorkshire terrier breeders and choosing a reputable, qualified breeder registered with the AKC.

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How long do Silkies dogs live?

The Silky Terrier, which has a lifespan of about 11 to 14 years, may suffer from minor problems like patellar luxation and Legg-Perthes disease. Diabetes, epilepsy, allergies, tracheal collapse, and Cushing’s disease may sometimes be seen in this breed as well.


What two breeds make a Yorkie?

Several small Terrier breeds combined to create the Yorkie breed. First known as the Broken Haired Scotch Terrier and then as the Toy Terrier, the Yorkie finally was given the official name as the Yorkshire Terrier in 1874.

Are Yorkies a one person dog?

Are Yorkshire Terriers a ‘one-person dog’? The quick answer is no, not usually, but there are always exceptions. Yorkshire Terriers are a very adaptable breed that will be happy in a wide range of households: single owners, small families and large families.

What does a Silkie dog look like?

The Silky terrier is slightly longer than tall, with an athletic build that belies its designation as a toy dog. In fact, the Silky should be built as though it is ready to go hunting for small vermin. It is a toy when it comes to size, however, weighing only eight to 10 pounds and standing only nine to 10 inches tall.

Are Silky Terriers easy to train?

Willful and opinionated, but quick to learn, the Silky Terrier responds well to obedience training that utilizes food and praise. Silkys are proud, sensitive dogs and may not put up with rough handling or mischief. They can be possessive of their food and toys, and housebreaking can be difficult.

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Are silky Yorkies hypoallergenic?

Yes! With a distinctive silky and smooth coat that doesn’t shed, he’s the ultimate allergy-friendly pooch!

Can silky Terriers be left alone?

Silky Terriers don’t like to be left alone and might suffer from separation anxiety if it happens too often. Little kids can occasionally play too rough but older kids make excellent companions.


Are Yorkies difficult to potty train?

Yorkies are notoriously hard to housebreak. They are territorial, have small bladders, and often experience separation anxiety. All of these factors can make house training more challenging. However, with proper technique and patience, they can be housebroken with relative ease.

What should I look for when buying a Yorkie puppy?

To find the right Yorkie, you need to make sure the puppy is healthy and evaluate how they act when not surrounded by their siblings. Inspect the puppy’s fur, eyes, rear end and ears. A healthy Yorkshire Terrier puppy will have clear eyes, a clear nose, a shiny coat, and clean ears.

What is the smallest Yorkie mix?

Yoranian. The Yoranian, also known as a Yorkie Pom, is the tiny result of a Yorkie and a Pomeranian mix. Unlike other small dogs that have a mini stature and a fragile frame, the Yoranian is a sturdy pup who is less delicate and therefore can play well with children.

How often should you bathe a Silky Terrier?

A full brush out 2 times a week is best with baths every 1 to 2 weeks. Never brush a dry coat, always lightly mist with a hydrating spray. If the Silky Terrier is kept in a shorter trim, weekly brush outs are still preferred. Routine baths ranging between 1 to 4 weeks is desirable.

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How much exercise does a Silky Terrier need?

Your silky terrier needs about 90 minutes of exercise daily. While many people choose to take their silk terrier for a walk or a run, others train them to compete in Fast Coursing Ability Tests.

Can Silky Terriers swim?

Most Silky Terriers are always ready to take a dip in the water. These pooches like to play and jump when they are inside a water body but it is important to keep their swimming sessions short as their long coat can become heavy and it may become a bit difficult for them to remain above the surface of the water.

Why does my Yorkies ears not stand up?

Yorkie puppies are born with floppy ears. They do not have the proper muscle strength at the base of the ear in order to hold them erect. These muscles will grow and become stronger with time (in most cases). Usually between the age of 3 months to 6 months, the ears will gradually raise up and the stand on their own.

Are male or female Yorkies better?

Male and female Yorkshire Terriers are equally amazing, but each gender has a bit more of certain traits than the other. Female Yorkies are easier to train, more independent, and affectionate while a male Yorkshire Terrier is more playful, social, and equally affectionate.

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Written by: Sweeny Jane

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