SILKIE/SHELTIE

  • Indera
    Indera
  • Alina
    Alina
  • Albert
    Albert
  • Kylie
    Kylie
  • Jimmy
    Jimmy
  • Trisya
    Trisya
  • Tux
    Tux
  • Tania
    Tania
  • Jordan
    Jordan
  • Ceres
    Ceres
  • Jordy
    Jordy
  • Marie
    Marie
  • Jupiter
    Jupiter
  • Elza
    Elza
  • Berlin
    Berlin
  • Troy
    Troy

 

The Silkie, sometimes called the Sheltie (in Europe), has a soft, thick coat that grows backward from the animal’s head. Silkies do not have rosettes.

 

The Silkie has long, straight hair. The hair flows over the body from a dense mane on the shoulders that joins into the side and rear sweeps. No hair is to grow over the face, and there is to be no part. Silkies were originally bred from crossing Peruvians to Smooth Coats, and now they always breed true.

 

Silkies are born as little Smooth coats. Their hair does not start to gain lenght until they are about a month old. The hair is placed in wrappers when it is long enough. Silkies are also presented for judging on a grooming board.