- AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 112 of 193
Height: 9-10 inches
Weight: around 10 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Group: Toy Group
A charming member of the AKC Toy Group, the compact, glossy-coated Silky Terrier is nonetheless a true terrier of energetic high spirits. The Silky, a native of Sydney, Australia, is larger than his close cousin, the Yorkshire Terrier.