Welcome To The Maple Leaf Silky Terrier Club

to the world of the Silky Terrier (also known as the Australian Silky Terrier, and in the past, the Sydney Silky). In addition to being a wonderful companion, did you know that Silkys are  extremely versatile? These smart and athletic little dogs excel at dog sports and obedience but are equally as comfortable being spoiled family pets.

The Silky Terrier is shown in the "Toy" group in Canada, "Toy" being the label given to those breeds that will fit comfortably into a lap. As companions these little dogs excel, game for a night in front of the TV or for a hike in the mountains—whatever suits your fancy!

Just over three decades ago, the late Mrs. Marion Wait first saw Silky Terriers competing in a U.S. show and decided she just had to have one (or two) and she started to introduce the breed to Canada. What attracted her to the breed was its compact size of 9 to 10 inches tall at the shoulder, and its wonderful outgoing attitude to life. Weighing in at about 10 pounds, the Silky is small enough to fit into apartments and to travel with easily on holidays. However, there is nothing small about this breed's personality! Silkys are very 'full of themselves' and consider themselves to be the most important beings on the face of the planet—and few Silky owners would argue that point with them.

As you explore the website, we hope that you’ll discover just how much dog is packed into such a small package, and that the information that you find here will help you to decide whether a Silky Terrier is the dog for you. If you become the owner of a Silky Terrier, you’ll find a wealth of information that will help you and your Silky enjoy a long and happy life together.