The toy-sized terrier has big-dog boldness.

Vital Stats

Height: 9 to 10 inches at shoulder
Weight: 8 to 10 pounds
Coat: long and silky
Life span: 12 to 15 years

Summary
The Silky Terrier exemplifies the expression “small dog, big personality.” Weighing just eight to 10 pounds when full grown, he’s tough and confident, perhaps because of his heritage as a hunter of small prey.

Beneath the feistiness, however, is a loving companion dog who loves to stick close to his person. Full Silky Terrier profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
4 Stars (4 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 Stars (4 / 5)
Mouthiness:
4 Stars (4 / 5)
Energy Level:
4 Stars (4 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 Stars (4 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
4 Stars (4 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 Stars (3 / 5)
Wanderlust:
3 Stars (3 / 5)
General health:
3 Stars (3 / 5)
Need for exercise:
3 Stars (3 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 Stars (3 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
3 Stars (3 / 5)
Dog friendly:
2 Stars (2 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
2 Stars (2 / 5)
Average:
3.3 Stars (3.3 / 5)