In this video, we see the most gorgeous silky Terrier entertaining himself. His name is Moongchi. Silky Terriers are for people who like the sturdiness of a Terrier but prefer more elegance, finer bone, and a coat of long silky hair, according to Michele Welton in Your Pure Bred Puppy. They are small and easy to carry. They are good watch dogs because they announce visitors.
They don’t shed much. And they keep busy. If you are thinking about getting this beautiful creature, there are some things you need to know about them first. They chase after any small animals that flees. That might include your little cat or pet rabbit or hamster. They bark. And they have a high pitched voice. If you are away from home for many hours, and you want your neighbors to still like you, this may not be the right dog for you.
Characteristics of Silky Terriers
Michele also shares that Silky Terriers are excellent climbers, which means if you have a yard, you need to have a very secure fence. And not just any fence. They can climb up wires and chain links easily.
A solid wood fence works best. And you need one taller than you’d think is necessary for such a small dog. Then again, they are expert climbers. And not just climbers. They can dig their way out from under the fence too. You may need to sink some wire into the ground along the fence to keep this smart one from digging their way out.
Even though Silky Terriers are sturdy, they are probably not the best match for families with young children because they aren’t tolerant of what they consider as non-sense or teasing. They won’t like getting their ears pulled or squeezed too hard, or having their little paws accidentally stepped on.
They are also possessive of their toys and food, and may defend them from even children. You can read more about the Silky Terrier here. Enjoy watching Moongchi entertaining himself.
Article source: Michele Welton on Your Pure Bred Puppy