Also known as: Australian Terrier
Today's Role: Companion Dog
History and Facts: Descendant of Cain, Skye, Scotch and Yorkshire Terriers, this breed was used to chase rodents in the 19th century.
Temperament / Behavior
The Australian Silky-Haired Terrier is fun-loving, adventurous, tenacious and obedient.
Breed-Related Health Concerns
Diabetes, patellar luxation, and eye disease
Exercise: The Australian Silky-Haired Terrier will need daily moderate exercise
Grooming: Australian Silky-Haired Terriers will need brushing several times a week