Yorkie or Silky?

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Barked: Sun Oct 7, '07 3:51pm PST 
I got my puppy from a yorkie breeder and I'm trying to figure out if she is indeed a yorkie or if she is a silky terrier. We went to the dog park today and I was talking to some fellow yorkie owners and one said that her breeder told her it was a yorkie but was in fact a silky. It doesn't really matter to me, but I was just curious and was trying to see if anyone had any opinions as to whether she is a yorkie or silky. I have more pictures if you can't tell from the couple I have posted. She is almost 5 months old and weighs about 8 pounds

happy dog, happy- dog
Barked: Sun Oct 7, '07 8:21pm PST 
Looks yorkie to me.

Hulamoon born in- June loves to be- awake
Barked: Fri Oct 24, '08 7:01am PST 
My dog Hula is half Yorkie and half Silky~he looks all Yorkie except he weighs 11 lbs. which reflects the larger size of the Silky....he is as cute as can be and I wouldn't trade him for a full breed any day-I love my hybrid baby!! Hula's mommy


Trouble Boy
Barked: Sat Jan 3, '09 9:46pm PST 
Yorkies and Silkies are often confused with one another. Their faces are indistiguishable , the difference is their torso length. Yorkies are compact with their length more closely matching their height. Silkies have a longer (more dachschund-like) torso length and that's the reason they weigh a couple pounds more than the Yorkie.

Nosey Rosey
Barked: Tue Mar 3, '09 1:57pm PST 
It's hard to tell and you will have some Yorkie "purists" who will say that a Yorkie must be 7lbs or under. I have a 6 lb yorkie and I have people comment on how "big" she is!?! Oh well, good thing we don't love our dogs according to how SMALL they are smile

Barked: Thu Mar 12, '09 10:46am PST 
Our Yorkie is 10 lbs. I had someone tell me to be that big she has to be a Silkie. I inquired on a Yorkie website (www.yorkies.com) and they told me she is a Yorkie and that they have seen Yorkies as big as 20 lbs.
Raisin Pie

Perfect in every- way.
Barked: Fri Apr 10, '09 10:19pm PST 
My vet said the silkie is larger than the Yorkie but looks the same. The standard size for a Yorkshire terrier is 7 1/2 lbs; anything larger could be considered a Silkie. That's my understanding. Might want to Google for information also.

Condemn the deed- not the breed
Barked: Mon Sep 6, '10 3:24am PST 

It looks half-yorkie and half-silky to me.

Best regards,
Oliver and Kyra

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Barked: Wed Nov 10, '10 11:11am PST 
Half yorkie, half silky to me, which is beautiful! I actually had someone ask me if Fiona is a silky since she is fairly larger than most yorkies, she is about 12.3lbs, but she is pure yorkie!

Barked: Mon Dec 27, '10 6:53am PST 
My Sadie is a silky I have pictures of her posted if you want to see.
Scooter is a yorkie-poo.
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