silky terrier

silky terrier

noun
one of an Australian breed of toy dogs having a long, silky, blue coat with tan markings and erect ears, a topknot, and a docked tail.
Also called Sydney silky.


Origin:
1955–60

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silky terrier
 
n
another name for a Sydney silky

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silky terrier

Australian breed of toy dog, first shown in 1907. It originated in Sydney and was once known as the Sydney silky. A rather low-set dog, the silky terrier stands 9 to 10 inches (23 to 25.5 cm) and weighs 8 to 10 pounds (3.5 to 4.5 kg). Its silky, fine coat is glossy blue-gray and tan, with a silver-gray or tan topknot. Developed as a companion dog, the silky is generally friendly and responsive, with the terrier-like alertness prescribed in the breed standard of perfection.

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