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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.




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




Docked tail carried high




Blue and tan




Weight:  8-11 lb; Height:  9-10”




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




The gait is free and light-footed




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

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