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At A Glance


Size: Small

Weight: 12 - 14 lbs.

Height: 10" - 11"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Australian Silky-Haired Terrier

Also know as: Australian Terrier

Group: Terrier

Origin: Australia

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: Descendant of Cain, Skye, Scotch and Yorkshire Terriers, this breed was used to chase rodents in the 19th century.

Temperament / Behavior
The Australian Silky-Haired Terrier is fun-loving, adventurous, tenacious and obedient.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Diabetes; mellitus; undescended testicles; yeast dermatitis

Special Needs
Exercise: The Australian Silky-Haired Terrier will need daily moderate exercise

Grooming: Your Australian Silky-Haired Terrier will need brushing several times a week

 

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