Small, compact and rather short on legs, the Australian Silky Terrier has a very elegant structure. Despite his natural elegance, the Australian Silky Terrier is a sturdy dog that is well suited to hunt domestic rodents.
The lines of his silhouette are finely drawn, but his general appearance nevertheless easily reveals his overflowing energy, as well as his great capacity for work.
Despite his noble, elegant general appearance, it's easy to see the robustness and liveliness in this small Terrier.
Between 23 and 26 cm (9.06 to 10.24 inches) for the male
Between 23 and 26 cm (9.06 to 10.24 inches) for the female
Between 3 and 6 kg (6.61 to 13.23 pounds) for the male
Between 3 and 6 kg (6.61 to 13.23 pounds) for the female
The color of his pretty silky coat varies between different shades of blue and tan and blue and tan grey.
The hair of his pretty coat is long, silky (hence the name silky), smooth, and very fine, running from the back of the ears to the base of the tail.
The hair is shorter on the legs, hock and carpus of the feet.
His head has a flat skull, but not really domed between the eyes. His small, almost round eyes should be as dark as possible.
His small ears are straight and v-shaped, and are completely devoid of long hair. His small nose is all black. His tail has no fringes and is usually shortened. It is set high and carried straight.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 3, section 4 and is #236