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 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
General health:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)