Tessier has been committed to breeding quality Silky Terriers for over 30 years. We strive to produce healthy, happy dogs that look and act like the breed. (Pictured above is one of our latest show hopefuls “Indie” at 3 months.)

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, but not great with small children as a general rule,  a Silky is bright, happy and independent.

Tessier occasionally has puppies available and we sometimes offer young adults for sale as well. If you are interested, please email Sandy at smesmer@yahoo.com, or call Billie at 727-365-1353. We are located in Clearwater, Florida. For lots and lots of data on small dogs in general, you can go to www.about-small-dogs.com.

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

We are pleased to announce that we currently have a couple of wonderful boys for sale.

Below is Mikey, a sweet and happy youngster. He’s 12 months old.

Here is Mikey, a happy go lucky 11 month old.

Here is Mikey, a happy go lucky 12 month old.

Meet Tommy, a happy go lucky 6 month old.

Tommy (1)

 

Don’t you love his grin? His brother Teddy is also 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. Male and female Silkys can both 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.

Young Adults Available

Very often people only want a puppy. There’s certainly nothing wrong with this, if one has the time and expertize available to devote to the necessary training. However as a show kennel we sometimes have young adults available as well. 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.

 

Feel free to contact me if you are interested.

Best, Sandy

 

 

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