Skye Terrier

The Skye Terrier has a long fur coat that requires a lot of care and attention to keep it tangle free. These dogs are reserved around strangers.

This small dog is incredibly loyal and affectionate towards their owners and have retained a strong will to hunt. They need socialisation from a young age to be tolerable of unknown dogs and strangers.

Skye Terrier Facts

Skye Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        1 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       2 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         1 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 25-26 cm (10 in)

Weight: 8.5-10.5 kg (19-23 lb)

Coat: Long, hard outer coat with a short, soft, woolly under coat

Colour: Black, dark or light grey, fawn or cream, all with black points

Lifespan: 13 years

Special Characteristics

This lovely little dog is alert and are easily aroused. You would also describe this dog as being dignified, tenacious, bold, confident and independent.

Exercise Requirements

This breed of dog is classed as having medium exercise requirements. A dog with medium exercise requirements will be happy with two good walks each day combined with a good play session at home.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Are very loyal and affectionate towards their owners.

Children: Usually good if raised with them.

Other Pets: May injure small animals and cats due to their high chase and prey drive instincts.

Strangers: This breed is territorial and will be reserved around strangers.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Can be problematic around unknown dogs unless really well socialised from a young age.

What to Watch Out For

Are known for being problematic around strangers and unknown dogs. This breed is strong-willed and will need a determined owner. Their coat needs daily care to prevent mats and tangling, it also needs to be tied up or cut out of their eyes allowing them to see clearly.

Health Risks

Just four health risks to take note of with this breed of dog including; elbow dysplasia, bone growth problems, hypothyroidism and painful spinal problems due to its long back.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Skye Terrier should well be an experienced dog handler that is strong-willed, active with plenty of time available for socialising to stop them being problematic with strangers and other breeds of dog.

More Photos

Skye Terrier with all black fur coat Skye Terrier with light grey fur coat

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