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Old 11-18-2008, 12:03 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! This is my first time posting here. I've got a rescue dog at my house that I will probably be adopting. She came to me as a yorkie, but I'm not positive that she isn't a silky instead. She is bigger (not sure exactly, but probably about 12 lbs) but we were at the dog park Sunday and there was another yorkie there even bigger than she is. She doesn't really look like an australian terrier, which is what I was thinking of when I came across the silky on the internet. Anyway, is there any real way to tell, other than by just comparing appearance? I'm at work now, but later I'll try to post some pictures of her so everyone can give their opinions. Thanks for your help, and I'm happy to be here!
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my parents have a silky and i have two yorkies -- they look very similar but my parents silky has a longer snout is how i can tell difference.
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I have a larger Yorker and I too thought perhaps he was a silky even
though he has papers but he's not. He's all Yorkie. It's true the snout
is longer. The silky's are cute but IMO the Yorkie has the cutier face.
Either one you can't go wrong. They are both nice breeds.
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I am quite interested in seeing your baby. My baby also has me puzzled a bit. I have 2 yorkies and this 3rd one that I got about 3 days ago just looks different. She's cute as heck but I am curious if she is a yorkie or not. She was given to me by a friend of a friend and I was told that she is a pure yorkie but the woman delivered her to me rather then me going to her house. She got a clean bill of health at the vet and has started her 1st shot series. I just have a feeling that she is going to bigger than my other two. Her paws have really big pads and she seems long in the body. I don't know. I just don't want my daughter to be allergic to her as this is why I chose yorkies in the first place.

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Hello and Welcome to YorkieTalk! Looking forward to seeing pictures....
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:25 PM   #6
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Okay, I'll try to post pictures:

Kayla:
http://i37.tinypic.com/21ki51w.jpg

Kayla laying in my bed:
http://i36.tinypic.com/flvlnl.jpg

Kayla at the dog park:
http://i38.tinypic.com/dg591i.jpg

Here she is with my chi mix, Ella. Ella is about 11 pounds, just for comparison.
http://i37.tinypic.com/makpiq.jpg

Okay, I hope these all work!
I think the thing that made me start to wonder about her "yorkiness" was not her large size, but her facial features. She reminds me of a bigger, sturdier terrier in the face, like a cairn, with the longer nose. But, she was a puppy mill rescue, and I sort of think that their records would probably be right. But of course I don't know exactly how that all works, and I haven't really seen any official paperwork on her yet. So what does everyone think? Yorkie or silky?
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Okay, I'll try to post pictures:

Kayla:
http://i37.tinypic.com/21ki51w.jpg

Kayla laying in my bed:
http://i36.tinypic.com/flvlnl.jpg

Kayla at the dog park:
http://i38.tinypic.com/dg591i.jpg

Here she is with my chi mix, Ella. Ella is about 11 pounds, just for comparison.
http://i37.tinypic.com/makpiq.jpg

Okay, I hope these all work!
I think the thing that made me start to wonder about her "yorkiness" was not her large size, but her facial features. She reminds me of a bigger, sturdier terrier in the face, like a cairn, with the longer nose. But, she was a puppy mill rescue, and I sort of think that their records would probably be right. But of course I don't know exactly how that all works, and I haven't really seen any official paperwork on her yet. So what does everyone think? Yorkie or silky?
Wow, your Kayla looks just like my baby, I have always known him to be a Yorkshire Terrier and he is only 6 pounds. But they do look just alike with long hair.
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I just looked at a picture of a Silky online and he also looks just like my baby. I can't tell the difference...hehe
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She looks like a larger yorkie to me. My Chachi is 11 lbs
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I am quite interested in seeing your baby. My baby also has me puzzled a bit. I have 2 yorkies and this 3rd one that I got about 3 days ago just looks different. She's cute as heck but I am curious if she is a yorkie or not. She was given to me by a friend of a friend and I was told that she is a pure yorkie but the woman delivered her to me rather then me going to her house. She got a clean bill of health at the vet and has started her 1st shot series. I just have a feeling that she is going to bigger than my other two. Her paws have really big pads and she seems long in the body. I don't know. I just don't want my daughter to be allergic to her as this is why I chose yorkies in the first place.

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Silkies, too, are a hypoallergenic breed. So I think you're safe either way.

My dog is part silky and her snout is longer, too, and I think she looks more foxish. In fact, my neighbor even calls her "foxy!" But in many ways she looks just like a yorkie. It's hard to tell a breed just by the appearance since there are variations within each.
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Wow, I really thought alot of people would say she looks like a silky, but it looks like I was wrong! Her face just looks more like a silky to me, but you guys are the experts!
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I keep wondering if my baby is a silky.She weighs 14lbs, and has quite a long snout. I love her anyway, but she is quite heavy after carrying her around the shops for half an hour!!
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Okay, I'll try to post pictures:

Kayla:
http://i37.tinypic.com/21ki51w.jpg

Kayla laying in my bed:
http://i36.tinypic.com/flvlnl.jpg

Kayla at the dog park:
http://i38.tinypic.com/dg591i.jpg

Here she is with my chi mix, Ella. Ella is about 11 pounds, just for comparison.
http://i37.tinypic.com/makpiq.jpg

Okay, I hope these all work!
I think the thing that made me start to wonder about her "yorkiness" was not her large size, but her facial features. She reminds me of a bigger, sturdier terrier in the face, like a cairn, with the longer nose. But, she was a puppy mill rescue, and I sort of think that their records would probably be right. But of course I don't know exactly how that all works, and I haven't really seen any official paperwork on her yet. So what does everyone think? Yorkie or silky?
Your baby looks like my Chunk with longer hair. He's a big 16lb boy so some times people assume he's part silky because of his size. But your baby and mine have the yorkie facial features.

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Looks yorkie to me. My Preston is a bigger boy, and looks an awful lot like Kayla except for Preston's ears are up. My daughter has a silky, and to me they are more "squared off" looking. Not sure how to say it, but where Preston is all rounded, Keebler looks more "squared" His nose is longer and broader across.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:29 PM   #15
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I just finished drying my tears and bandaging my fingers. Five months ago I took a 4year old male Silky into my home after his owner died of cancer, a promise I made because the man's main worry was his dog and knowing the dog would have a home gave him a measure of peace. I also have a female Yorkie, 2 years old, and since I live alone she has been such a source of pleasure and happiness to me. The past five months they have gotten into 5 or 6 horrible snarling fights and tonight I ignored my vet's advice and intervened and got a good bite as a result. My vet said I should not attempt to break them apart while they're fighting because it is the way they establish who is top dog andthe past 2 or 3 fights I did walk away and they finally stopped and slowly made up, but tonight it seemed so vicious and I was so upset by it I paid the price for interfering. Any type of fighting has upset me all my life and animal fights are awful to hear and see. I read somewhere that these dogs will sometimes fight til one is dead and that is just terrible to contemplate. Right now if I could find a home for the Silky I think I'd let him go.............but I don't give anything up easily. Does anyone have any advice for me?
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