Silky Terriers have a single coat which is silky straight and shiny. If your silky has a soft coat opposed to a silky coat your dog will be more likely to mat. Daily grooming is very helpful with a full coated silky terrier. The haircoat should be long, flat and silky, and without an undercoat. It is somewhat easy to become matted, especially when exposed to moisture. The silky should be completely brushed out at least twice weekly to deter excessive shedding, tangling and matting. Full service professional grooming is recommended at least every 3 weeks.
Most customers choose a lower maintenance cut such as a puppy cut, however it is possible to keep them full coated with frequent grooming.
If home maintenance is done properly; full service grooming is recommended every 3 weeks, if not professional grooming is recommended at least every 1-2 weeks.
For more information on home maintenance grooming and equipment please contact our groomer! Advice is always free.
Remember all cuts and grooming shown is to the customer’s specifications.
Grooming required rating - High
Full service grooming required (with home maintenance): At least every 3 weeks.
Full service grooming required (without home maintenance): At least every 1-2 weeks.