Skye Terrier Breed Profile


KC Group Terrier

Size Medium

Good with children? Yes

Good guard dogs? Would bark

Moulting level Low

Grooming Heavy

Exercise requirement Moderate

Jogging partner Short runs

Skye Terrier Breed Profile

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.

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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.

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.