A silky terrier is a toy-sized dog that was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1959. They are small dogs that range in size from 9 to 10 inches tall and weigh approximately 10 pounds.
Silky terriers are classified as vermin hunters due to their ability to hunt and kill small vermin such as mice. They are good indoor dogs that have the ability to adapt to many living situations. Silky terriers like to have plenty of attention from their owners and do not do well in homes where the owners are away often. Silky terriers are very energetic. They must be brushed and bathed on a regular basis to keep their coat healthy.