The silky terrior also know as the Sydney is a low - set dog that is small. They are intelligent , couragous , and alert dogs. They are sociable and like to be with their owners . They need some excerise to be calm and they do like to dig. They are great watch dogs . They are also great with traveling . The training is pretty much straight foward cause they are eager to learn and please . They do great with other pets such as cats , dogs , guinea pigs , and a lot more animals . They are good with children if the owners are firm with them.Their height is on average 9 -10 inches and weight is 8- 11 pounds.They do good in apartments. They also need daily walks . They live to be about 12 -15 years old . They need some grooming to prevent tangles and mats .Their group is the terrior group .