Facts & Origin
Aussie Silk Terrier - Australian Terrier and Australian Silky Terrier mix
The Aussie Sil k Terrier is a mix of the Australian Terrier and the Australian Silky Terrier. Both breeds originated in Australia and were originally bred to hunt rats and snakes. The Australian Silky Terrier has gained more of a lap dog status over time, while the Australian Terrier has retained its working breed roots. The combination of these two terriers makes for a lively and intelligent little dog.
Suitability and Husbandry
Because of their size and energy level, Aussie Silk Terriers are suited to many types of living environments, from apartments to homes with backyards. They can do well with families with children, couples, and singles, provided they get enough exercise and mental stimulation.
|Life expectancy||10 - 16 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The AussieSilk Terrier is intelligent, lively and affectionate. They are known for their energy and need for interaction and activity. They are often very social and enjoy the company of people and other animals. However, their terrier ancestry can also make them somewhat stubborn and independent, especially when it comes to training.
These dogs are bold and curious, which can sometimes lead to them getting into trouble. They are also known to love to bark, which makes them good watchdogs, but can also lead to possible disturbances in residential areas.
The Aussie Silk Terrier is a small, energetic dog with a lot of personality. They are loving and social dogs that fit well in many different living situations. With proper care and training, these dogs can be excellent companions for the right family or person. Their intelligence, courage and love of companionship make them an unforgettable companion.
Care and health
Grooming the Aussie Silk Terrier can take a little work. Their silky coat should be brushed regularly to prevent matting and keep their skin healthy. They should also be bathed regularly to keep their coat clean and shiny.
Like all breeds, Aussie Silk Terriers can be prone to certain health problems. These include patellar luxation, skin problems, eye disease and hip dysplasia. Regular veterinary checkups and a healthy diet can help prevent or treat these problems.
What does this mixed breed look like?
Aussie Silk Terriers are small dogs, usually between 23 and 28 inches tall and usually weigh between 4 and 6 kg. They have a medium-length, silky coat that can come in a variety of colors, including blue and tan, gray, red, and cream. Their ears are usually erect and their eyes are dark and lively.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
Dermatophytosis (synonym dermatophytosis, from ancient Greek τὸ δέρμα derma, German 'skin' and ancient Greek φυτόν phyton, German 'plant') or tinea (Latin for 'woodworm', 'moth') is a skin fungal disease caused by specific fungi (dermatophytes).
Ureteral ectopy (also known as ureteral ectopia) is an inherited condition where the ureter (known as the ureter) does not end in the bladder as usual due to a misalignment.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.
The metabolic disease diabetes often occurs in overweight dogs.
Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.
The Aussie Silk Terrier is a balanced and intelligent hybrid breed. They are very easy to train and will do well with children and other pets. They are also very affectionate and playful.
As long as enough social interaction is possible, as well as housing that is adapted to animal welfare rules, the Aussie Silk Terrier can be kept outside.
No, but they should be fed high quality food to meet all their nutritional needs.
Yes, he will need a lot of attention. They like long walks and playtime.
Since they are very intelligent and easily trainable dogs, they can be easily trained. Gentle and positive words as well as treats can help so that they quickly learn what is expected of them.