Dog Breed profiles

Skye Terrier Breed Profile

Skye Terrier fact file

KC Group: terrier
Size: medium
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: low
Grooming: lots
Jogging partner: short runs

A one-man dog, devoted to his owner and distrustful of strangers.

Skye Terrier Character

Loyal to the core. There is a story about Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye Terrier who, for 14 years, laid on his master's grave only leaving for food. The Breed Standard describes them as "a 'one-man' dog, distrustful of strangers, never vicious."

Skye Terrier Size

The Breed Standard stipulates the ideal height at 25-26cm, length from tip of nose to tip of tail 105cm. Bitches slightly smaller in same proportions.

Skye Terrier Health

A good hardy breed with few breed specific problems.

Skye Terrier Special Care

Take care not to over exercise when young as this can damage his growing bones. This is also a rare breed - expect a waiting list.

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