The Silky Poo or Poolky, as often called, is a small cross between the Australian Silky Terrier and Poodle. Elegant, loving, and smart are the words Silky Poo enthusiasts use to describe the breed. It comes with a well-proportioned body, dark, almond-shaped eyes, medium-sized ears that fold towards its head, and a high-set tail.
|Other Names||Silkypoo, Silkydoodle Terrier, Silky Poo Terrier, Silky-poo|
|Coat||Long/short, dense, curly, silky|
|Color||Black, brown, gray, silver, cream, blue, white, apricot|
|Lifespan||About 15 years|
|Size of Litter||Around 6 puppies|
|Temperament||Sweet, playful, intelligent, energetic|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||ACHC, DRA, DBR, DDKC, IDCR|
Being devoted and friendly, the Silky Poo loves its people, following them from one room to another, or joining them in their daily family life to please. It does not like being left alone in the house showing signs of nervousness under such circumstances.
Despite its graceful appearance, the Poolky can be mischievous, goofy, and is always ready to play. Because of its terrier ancestry, it may chase small animals and sound an alarm if a stranger enters its territory.
It gets along well with babies, making a good playing companion for toddlers provided the children know how to approach and handle a dog.
Socialization: Taking your Silky Poo out and walking it on a leash around a public place will help it in growing comfortable with people and other dogs. If it barks or becomes unruly, do not yell or pull back on its leash. Make sure that you maintain calm-assertive energy. You can distract your dog with a light tug of its leash sideways, touch, or a unique sound you have used while training it.
Dealing its chasing instincts: Silky Poos often chase cats, squirrels, or other rodents for fun. The desire to chase small moving objects can come from a lot of reasons including boredom and lack of exercise. If your Silky Poo has high prey drive, let your dog play with balls, Frisbees, and Kong toys in the yard so that it can efficiently expend its energy. Enrolling your pet in training facilities offering classes on obedience, tracking, and agility is also an energy-releasing alternative.
Provide your Poolky with about three-fourth to one-and-a-half cups of dry food on a daily basis.