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I’m one of the many people who like dog shows - the crowds, seeing the happiness of those fortunate enough to be among the winners, winning myself (of course), all the excitement of watching the Group judging when we can find the time to stay, and that final moment of suspense before the Best in Show is chosen. I like showing my Silkys. I still have nervous butterflies that invade my stomach when it's time to go in to the ring, but they fade away after getting in there.

What I don't like and what takes the fun out of it for me and many other exhibitors are the people with bad ring manners. Next time you're at a show, take the time to go around to the various rings and watch the really top professional handlers at work: the ones that consistently win the Groups and Best in Show. You won't find them resorting to any unsportsmanlike tricks to win.
They've got themselves and their dogs under control at all times. They know when to keep them under a tight control and when and just how to get that extra spark and showmanship out of them. They do not do this by letting their dogs charge at other dogs in the ring, or by crowding another exhibitor. They don't do it by throwing liver, combs, brushes, etc., too close to other dogs in order to upset them, or by trying to constantly keep another exhibitor off-balance because they think the judge favors the other dog.
Yes, I know there are some pros who resort to these things, just as there are many amateurs who do. But I've seen them quietly and calmly get their ears pinned back when the object of these tactics has been subjected to this sort of treatment over a period of time - and this is really no more than they deserve.
We all make mistakes in the ring. I've often felt that an extra pair of hands would be helpful when I'm trying to keep an eye on my dog, the judge and the person in front of me all at the same time.
When you are guilty of crowding someone, or accidentally upsetting their dog, do apologize. But if you find you're having to apologize too often, you'd better do some serious thinking about it and try to mend your ways and develop good ring manners. If you have a good dog, it will do its share of winning. But, is it really worth winning if you have to do it in an unsportsmanlike manner? Think about it.
Reprinted from Purebred Dogs/American Kennel GAZZETTE  
May 1988, the Silky Terrier column. Thank you  


Be Friendly:

There is always a lot of talk about friendliness at shows. If a new member — or even a non member just interested in Silky Terriers — or Yorkshire Terriers - wants to talk to you at a show, do take the time and trouble to talk to them, and tell them you'll talk to them later.
If you happen to be busy at the moment grooming your dog or just going into the ring, introduce them to someone else standing nearby then do so. To many new people attending a show for the first time, the procedure of judging is very confusing, and it would help them a lot if they could understand a little of what was taking place. We've come a long way in Silkies from those early days when the entry was only a few dogs to the large entries we get today. In those days, there was a competitive spirit; but it was a friendly competitive spirit that is sometimes missing today. So next time you're at a show, try a little friendliness.
After all, we should all be trying for just one thing — the betterment of the breed — and by talking to someone you maybe haven't spent much time with, you might be pleasantly surprised to find that's his goal, too, as it should be, even though he's going about it in a direction different from yours.

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GENERAL APPEARANCE: Long coated, coat hanging quite straight
and evenly down each side, a parting extending from nose to end
of tail. Very compact and neat. carriage very upright conveying an
important air. General outline conveying impression of vigorous
and well proportioned body.
CHARACTERISTICS: Alert, intelligent toy terrier.

TEMPERAMENT: Spirited with even disposition.

HEAD AND SKULL: Rather small and flat, not too prominent
or round in skull, nor too long in muzzle; black nose.

EYES: Medium, dark, sparkling, with sharp intelligent expression and
placed to look directly forward. Not prominent. Edge of eyelids dark.

EARS: Small, V-shaped, carried erect, not too far apart, covered with short hair, colour very deep, rich tan.

MOUTH: Perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
NECK: Good reach.

FOREQUARTERS: Well laid shoulders, legs straight, well covered with hair of rich golden tan a few shades lighter at ends than at roots, not extending higher on forelegs than elbows

BODY: Compact with moderate spring of rip, good loin. Level back.
Hindquarters: Legs quite straight when viewed from behind,
moderate turn of stifle. Well covered with hair of rich golden tan a
few shades lighter at ends than at roots, not extending higher on
hind legs than stifle.

FEET: Round; nails black.

TAIL: Customarily docked to medium length with plenty of hair,
darker blue in colour than rest of body, especially at end of tail.
Carried a little higher than level of back.

GAIT / MOVEMENT: Free with drive; straight action front and behind
retaining level top line.

COAT: Hair on body moderately long, perfectly straight (not wavy ),
glossy; fine silky texture, not woolly. Fall on head long, rich golden
tan, deeper in colour at sides of head, about ear roots and on
muzzle where it should be very long.
Tan on head not to extend on to neck, nor must any sooty or dark
hair intermingle with any of tan.

COLOUR: Dark steel blue ( not silver blue ), extending from occiput
to root of tail. never mingled with fawn, bronze or dark hairs.
Hair on chest rich, bright tan. All tan hair darker at the roots than in
middle, shading to still lighter at tips.

SIZE: Weight up to 3.3 kg (7lbs).
FAULTS: Any departure from the foregoing points should be
considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should
be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.

NOTE: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles
fully descended into the scrotum.


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Yorkshire Terrier Puppy! PLEASE TAKE NOTE:

The Yorkshire Terrier is not suited to being an outdoor dog only.
Ideal owner/s Those who require a family companion and are prepared to have a dog living indoors or in the enclosed backyard most of the times
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The Yorkshire Terrier is A Toy Breed, but we Breeders breed to a breed Standard!
In some places, the Yorkshire Terrier has been subject to excessive miniaturization. Dogs have been developed weighing only 900 gr, which poses serious medical problems. Happily, this is unusual -2.5 to 3.3kg is the weight for which good breeders aim.
Never buy from a pet shop-always
purchase one from a well known and registered Breeder which is a member of the

You Ask to visit the breeder before settling on a puppy.
Ask if it is possible to see there parents. Good breeders will always be happy to oblige and to give you sound advice.

The most council law requires that all pups be vaccinated at the time of being sold or given away.

New pets - dogs things to look out for: Check vaccination certificates for a veterinary practice logo or address- this way you now, your dog has a full health check as part of the vaccination process. Vets supply certificates at the time of consultation. Do not accept any pappy, from a "breeder " who will forward a vaccination certificate.

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Benefit of the Toy breed!
The  Yorkshire Terriers & Silky Terrierhas very fine hair. It is similar to human hair  and does not shed like other breeds .
Bring your home to life. Looking for something special for your home? Instant gorgeous love! If you don't have a toy dog get one.

The good news is, the Yorkshire Terrieris is no danger of a yorkie eating you out of house and home-this little yorkie has a tiny appetite.
We recoment a good quality dog food from:  <--> feeding   


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Now the good news!
 A dog makes more friends than man because he wages his tail, not his tongue.

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