In case you were having trouble deciding between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Australian Terrier, you’re in luck! The Silky Terrier was developed during the 1800s in Australia when these two terriers were crossed in attempt to improve on coat color in the Australian Terrier. The Silky Terrier eventually became a separate breed with its own set of standards. It has the longer silky coat of a Yorkie but the larger body of the Australian Terrier, to whom it is more closely related. Only the staunchest curmudgeon could resist the charms of this joyful and friendly little dog. They are devoted family companions and their portable size makes them perfect sidekicks for travel and play. Their long, satiny coat does require frequent brushing and bathing between romps.