Silky Terrier Breed Maintenance
The coat that this dog sports is more like human hair in structure than like dog hair, which means that the Silky Terrier often requires more bathing than other breeds, at least once a month, and the hair needs to be brushed every two or three days with a pin or soft slicker brush and a comb to prevent tangles from forming. The hair, like human hair, also requires trimming on a regular basis as untrimmed hair can lead to split ends and frizzing and can sometimes even cause the hair to trail on the ground, further damaging it. This shiny-coated dog is also considered a hypoallergenic breed as the structure of their hair also causes them to shed less often. They are an energetic breed, so they do need slightly more exercise than most toy breeds. This can be accomplished, however, by vigorous games that can be played in a relatively small amount of space in the house or yard.