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Last week on your facebook page you posted a picture of a small dog that looked exactly like a yorkshire terrier but actually it was a photo of a silky terrier! This got me very confused as I cannot see the difference between the two. Clarify please??
The easiest way to tell the difference between a Yorkie and a Silky terrier is to look at the dog's size and body proportions.
A Yorkie's height is about 8 inches; Silky terriers are larger, 9 to 10 inches tall.
Yorkies weigh about 7 pounds; Silkies are heavier, they weigh 8 to 11 pounds.
Yorkies have a somewhat square-shaped body; Silky terriers look longer compared to their height.
The Silky terrier is a cross between the Yorkshite terrier and the Australian terrier.
Anonymous:I think I understand it now, thank you! Is there any difference in their coats? The name "Silky" makes me think they have softer coats than Yorkies!
Both the breeds have a silky coat. In Silkies it's actually a little harder. In addition, it doesn't touch the floor and doesn't grow endlessly the way a Yorkie's does.
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