Skye Terrier: Dog Breed Description

Skye Terrier is a unique and distinctive representative of terriers. This breed was developed in Scotland on the Isle of Skye. There are two varieties of Skye Terrier: Fold and Straight Eared. The Lop-eared Skye is more suitable for farm work, while the Straight-eared Skye is an excellent companion and a good show dog. It is a long, low and balanced dog.


The Skye Terrier is polite, elegant and daring. The length of this dog is twice its height. The Skye is agile, strong, strong and muscular. This breed is often called the village aristocrat. This terrier is charming and capable of a wide variety of jobs.


The Skye Terrier is fearless and good-natured. This dog loves everyone it knows, but treat strangers with caution. The Skye is very sensitive, but can be rebellious. Like all terriers, Skye will only respect those who respect him. This breed is not very sociable and prefers “one-on-one conversation”. This terrier is very loyal to its owner, but sometimes it can be too obstinate and stubborn. At times he may be indifferent, but in general, Skye has a good character. This breed does not get along well with other pets and children. The Skye Terrier needs a calm and restrained atmosphere. This dog jealously guards its owners and its territory, and therefore can be aggressive towards strangers if it feels threatened by them.

Wool and care

The Skye Terrier has a two-layer coat. The outer layer is hard and straight, typically 6 inches (15 cm) long. The undercoat is soft and dense. The color of the Skye is extremely diverse, it can be gray, gray-blue, fawn or cream. However, the ears of this dog are always black. The hair on the head of the sky is very long, because it is intended to protect the eyes. This breed sheds moderately. The Skye Terrier needs regular brushing with a metal comb or needle brush to prevent tangling. This dog should be bathed only if absolutely necessary. The dog’s ears and hair around the eyes and mouth require special care. The Skye is a fairly healthy dog; however, it can experience problems with the displacement of the vertebrae.


The Skye Terrier needs early, extensive and intense socialization, which will help him overcome the innate indifference and a certain detachment inherent in this breed. Sky does not like long lessons and frequent repetitions, as they bore him. Training must be consistent, rigorous, but fair. The Skye responds especially well to tasty rewards. This breed can be quite successful in various types of canine sports.


The Skye Terrier does not need heavy physical exertion, and therefore is ideal for living in an apartment or city house, but in the countryside, Skye will feel great. A daily walk or a short game with the family is enough for this terrier to keep in shape. All the needs of the Skye can be met indoors.

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