Skye Terrier

Description

Add a touch of sophistication and refinement to the general appearance and nature of the Terrier, and you have the Skye Terrier. This breed is known for its luxurious coat that is long, straight, and hangs to the ground. While the top layer has a soft appearance, it is actually somewhat coarse. The bottom layer is soft, but thicker than the topcoat. In addition to its torso, the coat is profuse at its ears and head. The breed’s head is moderate in size. The muzzle is also long, but wide. It has a vague stop. The breed is held erect by strong limbs. The legs are short, but well muscled. The front legs are straight and the back legs are well angled. Its body is set low. The neck is elongated and extends smoothly to its firm and straight back. The chest is deep and strong. It has a long tail that hangs past the hocks.

Temperament

The Sky Terrier has a temperament that is suitable for a working breed and a family pet. As a worker, it is quick and courageous. It is a devoted hunting companion. Most types of this breed exist as a family pet. Its loyalty as a worker extends to its family. It will guard its family and their property. The breed is sociable and friendly. It may need to warm up to people it doesn’t know. Its temperament around children and other pets depends on how much time it has spent with them and how well trained it is. It will usually do fine with children, but it does do better if they are raised together. It has a tendency to chase small animals, including those in its home. It is a smart breed that is highly responsive to training.

Height and Weight

The Skye Terrier is about 9-10 inches tall and weighs about 25 pounds.

Health Problems

The Skye Terrier is usually a very healthy breed. Breast cancer affects this breed more than any other health problems.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Skye Terrier is most suitable for indoor living conditions. It will remain active and enjoys being close to its family.

Exercise

The Skye Terrier has an average energy level. The breed typically resides indoors and gets the exercise it needs. However, it is a good idea to walk the dog daily.

Life Expectancy

The Skye Terrier has an average life expectancy of 10-12 years.

Litter Size

The Skye Terrier has an average litter size of 4 puppies.

Grooming

The Skye Terrier is not high maintenance. It has a luxurious coat, but it does not require a significant amount of grooming. Regular brushing is recommended. the coat does shed heavily, but more brushing is recommended during shedding season to remove any loose fur.

Origin

Great Britain

Group

Terrier

Color

The acceptable colors for the Skye Terrier include cream, gray, black, varying shades of blue, and grayish-brown.