July 29th, 2010 by admin

Tessier has been committed to breeding and showing quality Silky Terriers for over 35 years.

We strive to produce healthy, happy dogs that look and act like the breed. (Pictured above is our 11 year old GCh. Carwyn Tessier By Innovation “Rocket”  winning Best Veteran at the Silky Terrier Club of America’s National Specialty August 2016.)

For all the details of all our wins at 2016 Nationals (we swept Sweeps, Reserve Winners, Best of Winners and much more),  click here. While Karen and I were taking casual pictures of two of the big winners our judge Peter Green stopped by and asked to join us. What fun!

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The Silky Terrier is cheerful, sassy and  sturdy, with a lovely blue, tan and fawn coat. A bath and a brush once a week — that’s relatively easy care for a long-coated small dog. Highly hypoallergenic, the Silky Terrier is bright, happy and independent.

We sometimes have puppies available.  If you are looking for a youngster, please email Sandy at smesmer@yahoo.com; you can also call her at 727 452-5745. We are located in Clearwater, Florida.

And for lots and lots of data on small dogs in general, you can go to Sandy’s website at www.about-small-dogs.com.

NEWS FLASH!!! NEWS FLASH!!! NEWS FLASH!!!

We are pleased to announce that we currently have a wonderful “forever young” adult for sale.

This is Timmy, a lovely and laid back retired champion. He’s 5 years old now — wow, how time flies!

As a show kennel we sometimes have young adults. These are home-raised, well-trained and socialized dogs whom we started to show or champions we are retiring with a spay/neuter contract.

Such young adults can be a real find as they are ready to go with relatively little effort. They are no more expensive, and sometimes even less than a puppy. Silkys are generally long-lived dogs, most of ours’ live to between 14 and 17 years. Young adults also bond extremely well in their new couch potato environment as they are thrilled to have a whole family of humans all to themselves.

Please contact us for other young adults we may have available as well.

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Very often people only want a puppy. There’s certainly nothing wrong with this, if one has the time and expertise available to devote to the necessary training. If you are looking for a puppy, let us know, we do occasionally have some available.

Male or Female? You Decide.

Many people contacting me for puppies only want one gender or the other. Their previous dog was a female and so they want another one just like her. Or they have heard that boys can be, well, dirty. But both male and female Silkys can make excellent pets.

My rule of thumb, developed over the years, is this: Girls want to be loved, boys will want to love you. As to the potty training issue: I have found that this really comes down to owner consistency right from the start, and while some dogs are harder to train than others, this is not based on gender.

Feel free to contact us if you are interested.

Best, Sandy

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