Although a member of the Toy group, the Silky Terrier is no lapdog. Derived in Australia from the Australian Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier, this is an energetic, smart and alert dog, with the boldness and hunting instinct of most terriers. He's small enough to live in almost any environment, including cities, as long he gets the exercise and attention he needs. Your Silky Terrier puppy will stay adorable even as an adult dog, with a friendly, playful temperament. Combined with his low-shedding coat and adaptability, he makes an ideal pet for an owner who knows how to train him and has the time and commitment to engage and channel all of that energy.