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Some Australian Arrivals

These whimsical faces peeping out at a new and fascinating world belong to Australian silky terriers, recent arrivals on the American scene who are rapidly capturing the fancy of a small but enthusiastic following of dog-lovers. Originally called Sydney silkies because the breed, a cross between Yorkshire and Australian terriers, was first established in the city of Sydney, these appealing little terriers (they stand between 10 and 12 inches when fully grown) celebrate this year their golden anniversary in the Australian dog show world. On the threshold of their second half century, silkies need only a nod from the American Kennel Club for full recognition here as well as down under.