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ARTICLE   RESEARCHED BY HELMUT DRESSLER AND   BRETT WALTHER FOR THE -

AUSTRALIAN   SILKY TERRIER WEB CLUB OF QUEENSLAND.

MANY DIFFERENT THEORIES HAVE BEEN GIVEN  OVER THE YEARS REGARDING THE ORIGIN OF THE AUSTRALIAN SILKY TERRIER. THE TRUE ORIGIN IS CLOUDED BECAUSE LITTLE, IF ANY TRUE RECORDS EXIST  FROM THE LATE 19TH CENTURY WHEN THE SILKY FIRST APPEARED.  IN THE EARLY COLONIAL DAYS, TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA TO ENGLAND TOOK MANY  MONTHS. SPACE ON THE SHIPS WAS RESTRICTED , AS WAS THE AMOUNT OF FOOD  THAT COULD BE CARRIED . SO EXCEPT FOR A FEW WORKING DOGS. MOST-CARRIED  BREEDS ON THE SHIPS WERE SHORT-LEGGED TERRIERS,  SUCH AS THE SANDY ROUGH COATED SCOTCH TERRIER, PAISLEY TERRIER, SKYE  TERRIER, CLYDESDALE TERRIER AND WATERSIDE TERRIER.  ROSENEATH -TERRIER, THESE WERE INTERBRED OVER THE YEARS TO PRODUCE A  BROKEN -COATED TERRIER.  FROM THIS STAGE THERE ARE SEVERAL THEORIES REGARDING THE PRODUCTION OF  THE SILKY TERRIER. ONE THEORY IS THAT IN THE EARLY 1800" S BROKEN- COATED DOGS WITH A BLUE BODY COLOR AND TAN MARKINGS WERE  DEVELOPED IN TASMANIA. THEY WERE EXCELLENT WATCH DOGS,  ALERT AND WITH AN INSTINCTIVE REACTION TO BARK AT ANY APPROACHING  STRANGERS. WERE EXPORTED TO ENGLAND. BETWEEN 1820-1830 SOME BROKEN-COATED TERRIERS THESE WERE MATED WITH THE  DANDY DIN MONT TERRIER.  SOME OF THESE OFFSPRING WERE IMPORTED BACK TO AUSTRALIA BY MR. MAC  ARTHUR LITTLE. THE RESULT CAN BE SEEN IN THE SOFT SILVER TOP KNOT OF THE   AUSTRALIAN SILKY TERRIER. SEVERAL HAD DEVELOPED A SOFTER COAT AND WERE  REFERRED TO AS THE SOFT SILKY BLUE COATED TERRIER. IN FOLLOWING YEARS , TWO SEPARATE STRAINS OF TERRIERS WERE DEVELOPED, ONE THE AUSTRALIAN  TERRIER AND THE OTHER SOFT- COATED TERRIER ALTHOUGH SIMILAR IN COLOR.  IN THE EARLY 1900"S FANCIERS OF THESE SOFT-COATED TERRIERS PREFERRED A  LONGER AND EVEN SOFTER AND SMOOTHER COAT TO ENHANCE THE DOGS'  ATTRACTIVENESS AND DRAW IT AWAY FROM THE RUGGED TERRIER APPEARANCE.  THIS IS WHERE THE YORKSHIRE TERRIER WAS INTRODUCED TO THE SOFT-COATED  AUSTRALIAN - TYPE TERRIER TO PRODUCE THE AUSTRALIAN SILKY TERRIER.  THE SECOND THEORY STILL FOLLOWS THE THOUGHT THAT THE AUSTRALIAN TERRIER  ORIGINATED FROM THE CROSS BREEDING OF THE BROKEN-COATED TERRIER AND THE  DANDY DIN MONT TERRIER.  THIS RESULTED IN THE EARLY AUSTRALIAN TERRIERS HAVING A SOFT SILKY  SILVER TOP KNOT. YEARS LATER THE AUSTRALIAN TERRIER BREEDERS CROSS BRED  LARGER  YORKSHIRE TERRIERS WITH THE AUSTRALIAN TERRIER TO IMPROVE THE BLUE AND  TAN COLORING WHICH WAS LACKING . THE RESULTS OF THESE MATINGS INTRODUCED  A NEW BREED, THE AUSTRALIAN TERRIER. THE CROSS BREEDING BETWEEN THE  THREE BREEDS CONTINUED FOR MANY YEARS UNTIL PROHIBITED.  IN 1904 A SILKY TERRIER AND YORKSHIRE TERRIER CLUB WAS FORMED IN  MELBOURNE, WHERE A BREED STANDARD WAS WRITTEN FOR BOTH BREEDS.  SYDNEY FOLLOWED WITH THEIR OWN SILKY- AND STANDARD TWO YEARS LATER.  IN 1932 THE KENNEL CONTROL COUNCIL OF VICTORIA PROHIBITED CROSS BREEDING  BETWEEN THE SILKY, AUSTRALIAN TERRIER AND YORKSHIRE TERRIER TO PROTECT  BREED IDENTITY, AS SMALL SILKY TERRIERS WERE BECOMING DIFFICULT TO  SEPARATE FROM LARGE YORKSHIRE TERRIERS.  ON 30TH MARCH 1959 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL KENNEL COUNCIL APPROVED AND  ADOPTED A STANDARD FOR THE BREED AND CHANGED THE NAME TO THE  AUSTRALIAN -SILKY -TERRIER.  DURING THE DRAFTING OF THE NATIONAL STANDARD, THE SILKIES WERE WEIGHED ,  MEASURED IN HEIGHT AND SIZE, COLOR WAS DEFINED AS BLUE AND TAN OR GREY  BLUE AND TAN AND BODY CONFORMATION WAS DEFINED.  THE STANDARD WAS LATER AMENDED IN THE 1970'S TO INCLUDE A FAWN TOP KNOT  AS ACCEPTABLE. SEVERAL OTHER THEORIES EXIST, BUT WE BELIEVE THAT PART OF  BOTH STORIES ARE NON-FICTION AND COMBINE TO REPRESENT THE TRUE ORIGIN  OF THE AUSTRALIAN SILKY TERRIER - WHO KNOWS ??!! A



Key Benefits of the Breed: Australian Silky Terrier!

  • Benefit (1) The Australian Silky Terrier is courageous, robust, elegant, and   graceful and according to his name he has a shiny blue and tan,
    or gray blue and tan coat, which dos not shed. The Silky   is more Suitable to the Australian climate and is much easier to   handle generally.
  • Benefit (2) The Only Australian Toy Dog - The Silky Terrier is protective of   its own territory, making it a good little watchdog,

  • Benefit (3) Life   expectancy is approx. 14   years.
  • Benefit (4) Bring your home to life. Looking for something special for your   home? Instant gorgeous love! If you don't have a dog get   one.
  • Benefit (5) The Silky Terrier has very fine hair. It is similar to human   hair and does not shed like other breeds.
Reverence   from A silky lover.
  • Your description of the Australian Silky and his traits is   exactly right. And even the doctors here agree with you about   the health benefits of owning a Silky Terrier. My cardiologist told me it was time for me to find another Silky   Terrier, and he was right. My depression is gone without any drugs. My blood pressure is   normal for the first time in years. I have gained a lot of   mobility thanks to the four walks a day that every Silky Terrier   loves. And I met a lot of my neighbors that I didn't know even   though I have lived here for years. No one can resist the urge to pet a Silky   Terrier. They are wonderful ambassadors for their breed, and for Australia too. So   this old great-grandmother sends thanks to Australia for   developing this wonderful breed. There's only one thing wrong with a Silky Terrier— Once you own one nothing   else will do. Thanks again, Jacquie McCurdy


  •  
    “RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP”
     
    The foundation of a good relationship with a dog is the making of a
    few sensible decisions. The first and perhaps most important decision are to carefully select a breed of dog that is most likely to fit into the family temperament and lifestyle.
     
    Most important if you get  one!
     
    Puppies are all VET checked, wormed micro shipped & vaccinated.
    This is the best place to select your
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    You Ask to visit the breeder before settling on a puppy.
    Ask if it is possible to see their parents. Good breeders will always be
    happy to oblige and to give you sound advice.
    Key Benefits:  
    To have a well taint Silky   Terrier or Yorkshire terrier
    The Australian Silky Terrier and Yorkshire Terriers dos not shed   hair all over the furniture and with minimum coat care,
    he will not   emit a doggy odor.
    The Silky is more suitable to the   Australian climate and is much
    easier to handle generally.

    He is a hardy, alert, lovable   little dog who will be a loyal companion
    to you and your family.
  • The Australian Silky Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier makes a good smart   little watch dog, is easily house-trained and being a small and   affectionate, is eminently   suitable for small -house or flat - dwellers.



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