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 “Rocket” winning Veteran’s Sweepstakes at the Silky Nationals in 2015.)
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.
Tessier occasionally has puppies available and we occasionally offer young adults for sale as well. If you are interested, please email Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org; you can call her at 727 452-5745 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 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 couple of wonderful “forever young” adults for sale.
UPDATE: Chatty has discovered her forever home and is now taking excellent care of her people. Good girl, Chatty!
UPDATE: Nate recently went to his forever home — lucky Nate, lucky owners!
This is Timmy, a lovely and laid back retired champion. He’s 5 years old now — wow, how time flies! He’s pictured here from when he was a baby, but has remained quite dark and pretty short-coated.
Here is Willy, an energetic and happy 1 year old. He would perfect for someone who wants an active companion, always willing to be in on the next adventure.
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.
Please contact us for other young adults we may have available as well.
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.