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Australian Silky-Haired Terrier

Size: Small

Weight: 12 - 14 lbs.

Height: 10" - 11"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Health Problems: Diabetes; mellitus; undescended testicles; yeast dermatitis

Origin: Australia

Also Known As: Australian Terrier

Group: Terrier

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Australian Silky-Haired Terrier will need daily moderate exercise

Grooming Needs

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


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

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


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

Dog Food for Your Australian Silky-Haired Terrier

Small breed puppy food

Small Breed Puppy

For the care and nutrition of Small Breed Puppies.

Small breed senior dog food

Small Breed Senior

Helps support the lifelong health of small breeds.

Food for dogs with sensitive stomachs

Sensitive Solutions

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.

Small Breed Adult Picky No More dog food

Picky No More™ Small Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of small breed dogs.