Silkland Terriers are hybrid dogs formed from the West Highland White Terrier and Silky Terrier. With designer dogs, you can’t predict what qualities you’ll see on the pup, which makes it exciting to own one.
The Silky Terrier was developed in Australia and is an offspring of the imported Yorkshire Terriers and native Australian Terriers. At first, they were called the Sydney Silky referring to the founding place, and was then changed to Silky Terrier which matches its hair perfectly.
The West Highland White Terrier originated in Scotland. This breed was primarily bred to be a working terrier meant to hunt foxes, badgers, rabbits, and to kill vermin such as rats.
Silkland Terriers arrive in combinations of white, cream, brown, black, and tan with the most common colors being Black, Brown & White, Black & Brown, Gray / Salt & Pepper. They have a thick and silky double coat and tend to shed a lot, hence require brushing twice a day to remove dead fur and avoid matting.
These designer dogs have a very pleasing personality. They make great companions and wonderful family pets. Silkland Terriers are lovable, sweet, and affectionate little dogs. However, they tend to bark a lot when alerted and its best to start their obedience training and encourage socialization at an early age. With the right handling, they can be friendly towards other dogs and get along well with little kids.
Silkland Terriers are very playful, energetic, and enthusiastic and require average exercise to stay fit and healthy. They are generally healthy but may suffer from minor problems like patellar luxation, Legg-Perthes disease, and allergies.