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 our GCh. Ch. Carwyn Tessier By Innovation winning Veteran’s Dog at the Silky Nationals in June.)
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 email@example.com, or call Billie at 727-365-1353. We are located in Clearwater, Florida.
And 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 older puppies and young adults for sale. Below is Starla, a lovely and sweet young lady. She is a year old. This is Nate, a vigorous and active 7 year old. (Doesn’t look 7, does he?) Through absolutely no fault of his own he was recently returned to us. As responsible breeders we will always take back a dog if needed; so now we are looking for a loving home willing to open their hearts to Nate.
And meet Teddy, a sweet and happy 7 month old.
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.
Young Adults Available
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. 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.