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Australian Silky Terrier

Breed: Australian Silky Terrier Find Litters

Australian Silky Terriers are friendly and energetic little dogs that have an incredible amount of stamina. Very similar to the temperament of their cousin, the Yorkshire Terrier, they are lovely companions that are fun to have around. They need a good amount of exercise, but love nothing more than fuss and cuddles from their owner.

When it comes to health, the Australian Silky Terrier is commonly known to suffer from Hip dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Diabetes and Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease.

Common Medical Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Elbow dysplasia - OCD of the elbow
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
Endocrine disorders Diabetes mellitus

Lifetime Cost of Ownership

Accessories £8 per month. Total £960
Food £30 per month. Total £3,600
Health and Dental £10 per month. Total £1,200
Veterinary Care

Traditional pet insurance for an Australian Silky Terrier would be £3,889 over ten years. Equivalent cover through claim sharing would cost £2,722. Claim sharing saves you £1,167.

10 Year Cost £9,649 with insurance or save £1,167 with claim sharing


Character Alert, Active, Playful.

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