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2015-11-18
Pet Pursuit Caramel Touch "Piko" has just achived Polish Champion title. Our Ozzy Chluba Oli added one more title to his collection: Veteran Champion of Poland. Ozzy in the age of 11 has achieved his best form and finally got confident in the ring to present him self as a Champion. He enyojs shows a lot :)
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About the breed

FCI-Standard N° 236 /05.12.2012/EN

AUSTRALIAN SILKY TERRIER


ORIGIN: Australia

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD: 08.10.2012

UTILIZATION: Terrier

CLASSIFICATION F.C.I.: Group 3 Terriers; Section 4 Toy Terriers
Without working trial.

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

The dog is compact, moderately low set, of medium length with a refined structure but of sufficient substance to suggest the ability to hunt and kill domestic rodents. The parted, straight silky hair presents a well-groomed appearance.

BEHAVIOUR/TEMPERAMENT:
It should display Terrier characteristics, embodying keen alertness, activity and soundness.
A courageous and dignified Toyterrier, that is second to none as a companion.

HEAD:
Of moderate length, slightly shorter from the tip of the nose to between the eyes than from the same position to the occiput. The head must be strong and of Terrier character, being moderately broad between the ears.

CRANIAL REGION:
Skull: Flat and without fullness between the eyes, with fine silky top-knot, not falling over the eyes, (a long fall of hair on the foreface or cheeks is very objectionable).
Stop: Defined but moderate.

FACIAL REGION:
Nose: Black.
Lips: Tight and clean.
Jaws/Teeth: Strong jaws, teeth even and not cramped, the upper incisors fitting closely over the lower (scissor bite).
Eyes: Shall be small, oval never round or prominent, dark as possible in colour with a keen intelligent expression.
Ears: Should be small, V-shaped with fine leather, set high on the skull, pricked, and entirely free from long hair.

NECK:
Medium length, refined and slightly crested, fitting gracefully into the shoulders. Well covered with long silky hair.

BODY:
Should be moderately long in proportion to the height of the dog.
Topline: Level topline at all times (both standing and moving). A topline showing a roach or dip is a serious fault.
Loin: Strong.
Chest: Of moderate depth and breadth.
Ribs: Well sprung extending back to strong loins.

TAIL:
If docked, set on high and carried erect but not over-gay. Should be free of feathering.
Undocked: the first three vertebrae to be carried erect or slightly curved but not curved over back. Must not be curled. The length to give an overall balanced appearance.
In accordance with the description of the docked tail the undocked tail also to be free of feathering.

LIMBS

FOREQUARTERS:

The forelegs have refined, round bone and are straight and set well under the body with no weakness in the pasterns.
Shoulders: Fine and well laid back, fitting with well angulated upper arms snugly to the ribs.
Elbows: Turned neither in nor out.
Forefeet: Small, well padded, cat-like with closely knit toes, the toenails must be black or very dark.

HINDQUARTERS:
Thighs: Must be well developed.
Stifles (knee): Should be well turned.
Hock joints: Well bent. When viewed from behind the hocks should be well let down and parallel with each other.
Hind feet: Small, well padded, cat-like with closely knit toes, the toenails must be black or very dark.


GAIT / MOVEMENT:
The movement should be free and true without slackness at shoulders or elbows, there should be no turning in or out of the feet or pasterns. The hindquarters should have strong propelling power with ample flexibility at stifles and hocks. Viewed from behind the movement should be neither too close nor too wide.

COAT

HAIR:
Must be flat, fine and glossy and of a silky texture. The length of coat must not be so long as to impede the dog’s action and should allows daylight to be seen under the dog. The front and rear feet to be free from long hair.

COLOUR:

All shades of blue and tan are acceptable, the richer these colours and more clearly defined the better. Silver and white not acceptable. Blue on the tail to be very dark. Silver blue or fawn top-knot desirable. Distribution of blue and tan as follows : tan around the base of the ears, muzzle and on the sides of the cheeks; blue from the base of the skull to tip of tail, running down the forelegs to near the wrists and down the thighs to the hocks; tan line showing down the stifles and from the wrists and hocks to the toes and around the vent. The blue body colour must be free from tan or bronzing. Tan markings must be free from smuttiness. Black colouring is permissible in puppies, blue colour must be established by 18 months of age.

SIZE:
Height: Dogs : 23 to 26 cm (9 to 10 ins) at the withers; females can be slightly less.
Weight: Weight in proportion to height.

SEVERE FAULTS:

Topline showing roach or dip.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS:

Aggressive or overly shy dogs.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.



“The Silky Terrier which is a Show Champion cannot remain unnoticed."
Elżbieta Chwalibóg; Magazine "Pies" 2 (298) 2003;
"Miniature Terrier from Australia Silky"

The Australian Silky Terrier originated in Australia. Many years ago this breed become popular in the USA, Canada and Northern parts of Europe. Unfortunately in our country, Poland, these beautiful terriers are still not known to a wider audience and some might say live in the shadow of the popular Yorkshire Terrier. Silkies are very often mistaken by people with Yorks.
The same as a Yorkshire, the Silky Terrier is a small dog breed, with a beautiful long straight hair. Despite these similarities, Silkies and Yorks are absolutely different breeds.

Nowadays it’s difficult to believe that in the past Silky Terrier was used for rat’s hunting. But it’s very important to not be mislead by the appearance of this small dog. A Silky is a typical terrier with all the terrier features. In short, the Silky can be described with words like: lively, bossy, feisty, scrappy, clever, intelligent, independent, stubborn, impulsive, intense. A Silky has lots of energy. This breed needs plenty of exercise to stay healthy, happy and obedient. It’s prone to do things its own way and can be stubborn. A Silky loves to play and work. This breed is also very intelligent. If you don’t give them enough stimulation a silky will use their brain to entertain themselves. Silkies are very active. They look like a couch dogs but its important to remember that they are not! They must have regular opportunities to vent their energy and use their busy minds to do interesting things. You have to provide them enough exercise and mental stimulation. Silkies are very easy to train because they love to work with their owner. They can do very well in obedience classes as well in agility.

The Silky Terrier was originally known as the Sydney Silky Terrier, which may suggest that they come from Sydney. However it has been proved that they actually come from Ross. Ross is a city located on Tasmania Island. There were a few families living in Ross which had small terriers with long blue-tan silky hair. They were used for killing rats ,other vermin, and snakes. One day an English man McArthur Littre came to Ross, saw these beautiful dogs and fell in love with them. He chose one bitch from these dogs and took her home. There he mated her with a Danie Dinmont Terrier. After some time McArthur Littre decided to move for good to Australia. Of course he took with him his favourite dogs. There is a lot of proof that these dogs started the Silky Terrier breed.

It was in 1959 when the name was changed from Sydney into Australian Silky Terrier. “Silky" relates to beautiful hair of these dogs. Silkies do not have a coat like other dog breeds. They actually have hair, very similar in structure to human hair. Silkies hair is very delicate, shiny and sleek. To touch it should feel like it is cold.

Although the first Silkies were used for hunting and killing vermin, because of its beautiful appearance this breed very quickly lost it’s job. Silkies became a posh and elegant dog, and it moved from the country side to the city. But they didn’t loose their character.

Probably, the Silky Terrier emerged from mixing other terrier’s breeds like the Yorkshire terrier, Australian Terrier, Danie Dinmont Terrier. But it’s not known for sure. There is a big chance that also other breeds were involved. Today it’s difficult to give a clear explanation.

In 1980 there was a first dogs show with silkies. This breed was presented with Yorks in one category. From 1932 mating Silkies and Yorkshires became forbidden. But lots of the time it was necessary to separate these two dogs breeds. Also breeders didn’t really help. Everyone had different preferences about the breed. Someone preferred smaller dogs in Yorkshire type, others wanted to have bigger and stronger pupils. Trending to make smaller dogs brought the same problems which are still noticeable in Silkies. The easiest example is back line, which is very often not straight enough. The big and important step towards standardising the breed was made by American breeders.

The Silky can be a great companion for many people, but you have to make sure that you will have enough time to provide this dog the necessary movement, exercises, play, etc required. Even though the Silky is a small dog, you need to remember that he is a real terrier. You need to show consequences for disobedience if you want your silky to be a nice pet. You have to follow a few basic rules. The Silky is a very intelligent dog, so if you don’t show him and teach him your rules, he will very quickly make his own ones. He needs a responsible owner who can demonstrate consequences.

Silky Terrier is a good choice for people who are prone to dog allergies. Its hair usually is not an allergen. What else, because this breed has hair instead of a coat, you can wash it as often as you want. This helps to keep your dog clean, and your environment free of allergens or dust.
What’s very interesting is a Silky doesn’t have a characteristic smell which for some people can be unpleasant like in many other breeds.
If you are considering buying a Silky Terrier, you take into consideration that this dog needs regular grooming. This breed demands regular brushing, cutting, washing and requires you to have a whole range of cosmetics and tools.

Silky Terriers can be wonderful family pets and make a good friend with children. But because of Silky’s feisty personality its not recommended for families with very young kids. The situation is much easier when this dog is however raised with young children. This helps them to become used to children’s noise, commotion or unpredictable behaviour. When a Silky hasn’t had contact with children before, you have to make sure you assist every contact between the two. The same, when a child is born in “Silky’s house". Then you have to make sure you will teach the child how to behaviour around a dog. You also need to work with the dog and socialize it with young people. A Silky is very delicate, they don't like hair pulling, or strong touching. This breed is also very sensitive for noises. So children crying or making loud noise may be a problem for them. But most important is that even a silky without any experience with children will not respond with aggression. He would rather draw aside or show his opinion with a small growl.
The Silky gets along with others dogs very well. Both the size or breed is irrelevant. Like all terriers, the Silky loves chasing small animals, so he may not be the best friend of your cat, hamster, or guinea pig. It’s much easier when you take them as a small puppy into the house where you already have other animals.
The Silky Terrier feels very good in a flat or big house.


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