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Paisley Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Paisley Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginScotland
Other Names
What other names does the Paisley Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Clydesdale Terrier, Silky
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Paisley Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Paisley Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Paisley Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Paisley Terrier price:
Unavailable
Unfortunately the Paisley Terrier is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.

History

The Paisley Terrier is originated from Scotland, where they were kept as family pets and hunting companions. The dogs were also used and developed for hunting rats, vermin, and other small rodents. Records from 1440 using the word terrier, stating that the Skye Terrier was not the first of this group although we have little evidence from before the Skye Terrier. In French, the word “terrier” translates in English to “earth dog” indicating the breed’s original purpose as small-sized, down-to-earth hunting dogs. Yet, some records and experts suggest, that the terrier group was also existing around the 10th century, making the breed one of the oldest known breeds. Remains of what is considered to be a Skye Terrier were discovered at an archaeological digging site in Scotland that proved that terriers were around during the Roman times in both England and Scotland. Some other sources say that the terriers were first bred and used by the Celtic Tribes.

By the 19th century, the Paisley Terriers were kept both as a working dog and a companion dog, especially in Scotland where it became one of the most popular breeds in the country. During the Industrial Revolution in Scotland, the need for small working dogs declined, thus the need for companion dogs increased, in favor of the terriers. Owners started to compete about the degree to which their dogs’ coats shined, thus who had the most attractive looking dog. In the breed’s early days, the Paisley Terrier was recognized as a different type of Skye Terrier, which is similar in appearance and temperament to the Paisley Terrier, by the AKC (American Kennel Club). However, in 1888 at a dog show, the two breeds were represented in separate classes as distinct breeds. Eventually, a famous show-dog named Huddersfield Ben became the standard for the Paisley Terriers, making the versions throughout other cities to be called something else entirely. This included a version of today’s modern Yorkshire Terrier and the Lancashire Terrier. Both of these dogs also had different descendants after them as well.

The Paisley Terrier was on the edge of extinction before the First World War, and soon after the war, there was no record of the breed. According to some experts, the only thing leading the breed to extinction was the people’s increasing desire to win competitions. Breeders started to concentrate on the breed’s exterior looks, coats, and sizes, abandoning the dog’s abilities as hunting dogs, or their behavioral traits. This resulted in the breed’s high maintenance and the unfitness for work. Considering the lack of records, the breed got extinct in the early 20th century.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Paisley Terrier size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Paisley Terrier weigh? Paisley Terrier weight:
Male: 15-22 pounds (7-10 kg), Female: 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Paisley Terrier? Paisley Terrier average weight:
Male: 15.5 pounds (7 kg), Female: 13 pounds (6 kg)
Height
How tall is the Paisley Terrier? Paisley Terrier height:
20-23 cm (8-9 inches)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Paisley Terrier average height:
21.5 cm (8.5 inches)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Paisley Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
SilkyStraight
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Paisley Terrier's coat?
GraySilver
Grooming
How to groom the Paisley Terrier and how often?
Advanced: The Paisley Terrier requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Paisley Terrier a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Paisley Terrier, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Paisley Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Clydesdale Terrier? Paisley Terrier shedding level:
Paisley Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Paisley Terrier dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Paisley Terrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
LoyalIntelligent
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Paisley Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Paisley Terrier's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Paisley Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Paisley Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Paisley Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Paisley Terrier sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Paisley Terriers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Paisley Terriers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Clydesdale Terrier need? Paisley Terrier social needs:
Paisley Terriers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Paisley Terrier dogs bark a lot? Why does my Silky bark?
Average: The Paisley Terrier barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Paisley Terrier good as a watchdog?
Paisley Terriers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Paisley Terriers will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Paisley Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Paisley Terriers strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Paisley Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Clydesdale Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Paisley Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Paisley Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Paisley Terrier do?
Paisley Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Paisley Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Paisley Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Paisley Terrier roam?
Paisley Terriers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Paisley Terrier have high prey drive?
Paisley 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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Paisley Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Paisley Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Paisley Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Paisley 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.
Fighting Dog
Where Paisley Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Paisley Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Paisley Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Paisley Terrier and children:
Paisley Terriers are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Paisley Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Paisley Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Paisley Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Paisley Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Paisley Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Paisley Terrier is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Paisley Terriers good office dogs? Do Paisley Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Paisley Terriers be office dogs?
No
Paisley Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Paisley Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Clydesdale Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Paisley Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Paisley Terriers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Paisley Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Paisley Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Paisley Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Paisley Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Paisley Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Paisley Terrier be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Paisley Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Paisley Terrier be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Paisley Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Paisley Terrier be a 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. Paisley Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Paisley Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Paisley Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Paisley Terrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Paisley Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Paisley Terrier be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Paisley Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Paisley Terrier dogs have health problems?
Paisley Terriers are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Paisley Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Paisley Terrier be?
12-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Paisley Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Paisley Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Paisley Terrier have?
Paisley Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Paisley Terrier dogs require per day?
Paisley Terriers exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Paisley Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Paisley Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Paisley Terrier risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Paisley Terrier has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Paisley Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Paisley Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Paisley Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Paisley Terrier drool?
The Paisley Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Paisley Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Paisley Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Paisley Terrier pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Paisley Terrier pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Paisley Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Paisley Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Paisley Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Paisley Terrier

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Paisley Terrier's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Paisley Terriers are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Paisley Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Paisley Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Shedding Level: Paisley Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Paisley Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Paisley Terriers are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Paisley Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Paisley Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Paisley Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Paisley 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.
  • Child Friendly: Paisley Terriers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Paisley Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Paisley Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Paisley Terriers are not the best breed for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Paisley Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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