Australian Silky Terrier
The Australian Silky Terrier breed is often said to be the result of a planned mating between an Australian Terrier and a Yorkshire Terrier, but because stud records were not kept in the early days this cannot be proved. It was not until 1959 that the Silky was recognized as being a breed and was given the name Australian Silky Terrier and the official breed standard drawn up.
Silky Terriers usually live to 13 years of age, but some extra care and sound diet can easily live up to 15 years of age.
- Malassezia dermatitis
- Rabies vaccine-associated vasculitis and alopecia
- Color dilution alopecia
- Indolent corneal ulcer
- Progressive retinal atrophy
- Cystine uroliths
- Neurovisceral glucocerebrosidosis (Gaucher's disease)
- Spongiform encephalopathy