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Silky Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Biewer Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Silky Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Biewer Terrier" Compare Silky Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier. Which is better: Silky Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier or Biewer Terrier?
Name Silky Terrier Yorkshire Terrier Biewer Terrier
OriginsAustralia England Germany
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank1069588
Reviews000
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Other Names Sydney Silky, Australian Silky Terrier Yorkie Biewer à la Pom Pon Biewer Yorkie Biewer Yorkshire German Yorkshire Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1959 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy Terriers section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Club Espanol De Terriers American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $600-$800 $600-$1000 1500-1800

General Appearance - Silky Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Biewer Terrier

Size Small Small Small
Weight 8-11 pounds (4-5 kg) 2-3 kg (4-7 pounds) 4.5-9 pounds (2.5-4 kg)
Avg. Weight 9.5 pounds (4.5 kg) 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) 6.75 pounds (3.25 kg)
Height 9-10 inches (23-25 cm) 20-23 cm (8-9 inches) 7-11 inches (18-28 cm)
Avg. Height 9.5 inches (24 cm) 21.5 cm (8.5 inches) 9 inches (23 cm)

Hair & Care - Silky Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Biewer Terrier

Coat Silky Straight Glossy Fine Long Soft Silky
Colors Blue Fawn Platinum Tricolor Tan Cream Gray Silver Black Gold Blue Tan Black Piebald Black & White & Tan Chocolate Tan & White Blue Tan & White
Grooming
Advanced: The Silky Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Biewer Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Silky Terriers shed none to minimal.
Yorkshire Terriers shed none to minimal.
Biewer Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Silky Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Biewer Terrier

Temperament Alert Inquisitive Quick Intelligent Friendly Joyful Responsive Alert Energetic Intelligent Playful Courageous Independent Loyal Friendly Playful Energetic Intelligent Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Silky Terrier's has great intelligence.
Smart: Yorkshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
Smart: Biewer Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Silky Terriers are easy to train.
Yorkshire Terriers are quite easy to train.
Biewer Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Silky Terrier is a playful breed.
Yorkshire Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Biewer Terrier is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Yorkshire Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Biewer Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Silky Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Yorkshire Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Biewer Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Silky Terriers are a social breed.
Yorkshire Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Biewer Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Silky Terrier barks occasionally.
High: The Yorkshire Terrier is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Biewer Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Silky Terriers are average watchdogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are good watchdogs.
Biewer Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Silky Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Biewer Terriers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Silky Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Yorkshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Biewer Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Silky Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Yorkshire Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Biewer Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Silky Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Yorkshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Biewer Terriers are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Silky Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Yorkshire Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Biewer Terriers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Silky Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Biewer Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Silky Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Yorkshire Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Biewer Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Silky Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Yorkshire Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Silky Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Biewer Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Silky Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Yorkshire Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Biewer Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Silky Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Biewer Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Silky Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Yorkshire Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Biewer Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Silky Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Biewer Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Silky Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Yorkshire Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Biewer Terrier is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Silky Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Yorkshire Terriers are not recommended for elderly people.
Biewer Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Silky Terriers are generally with other pets.
Yorkshire Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Biewer Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Silky Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Yorkshire Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Biewer Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Silky Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Yorkshire Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Biewer Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Silky Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Biewer Terrier

Health Issues
The Silky Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Yorkshire Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
Biewer Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Collapsed Trachea Diabetes Epilepsy Legg-perthes Disease Collapsed Trachea Hypoglycemia Patellar Luxation Portosystemic Liver Shunt Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Reverse Sneezing GI tract sensitivity Bouts of diarrhea Frequent discolored or soft stool Dental Problems
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Silky Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Yorkshire Terriers are high energy dogs.
Biewer Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Silky Terriers have an average exercise need.
Yorkshire Terriers exercise need is very minimal.
Biewer Terriers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Silky Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Yorkshire Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Biewer Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Silky Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Yorkshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Biewer Terrier has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Silky Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Biewer Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Silky Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Biewer Terrier

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies 4-6 puppies 2-4 puppies

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