The Silky Terrier is a confident, playful breed that was historically known to hunt snakes in Australia, its country of origin. While it is often mistaken for a Yorkshire Terrier, the Silky terrier is actually a cross between the Yorkie and the Australian Terrier. This smart, highly trainable breed is born with a shiny black coat that, over time, turns into a lovely blue color. Silky Terriers make wonderful companion animals and do well children. They are adaptable and can live in any size space.
The Silky Terrier originated in Australia in the 1890s.