A fluffy eared, fun loving, Scottish hunter
3 to 6
Dogs: 20-30 pounds
Bitches: 18-27 pounds
Dogs: 9-10 inches
Bitches: 7-9 inches
FCI Group III.: Terriers
The Skye Terriers have style, elegance and dignity, are elegant, long and low terriers. They are agile and strong with sturdy bone and hard muscle.
Twice as long as they are high, covered in a profuse coat that falls straight down either side of the body. These dogs are agile yet strong dogs who are loving to their family and selected friends. They remember the friends and never forget the enemies.
This breed is very good-natured, polite and affectionate. They are courageous, spunky and bold. Skye terriers are loving and playful. They need a lot of attention to be happy. Loyal, protective, and a bit willful.
This dog requires extensive early socialization with people or he may grow up to be overly suspicious of strangers. They often dislike to be touched by strangers and may bite. Be careful around other small animals, as the Skye likes to chase, and they can be a bit dog-aggressive. These little dogs like to bark.
If a Skye is exercised too often, too young, especially before 8 months, they can damage their bone growth, leading to a painful limp and possibly badly bowed legs. Jumping up and down from objects, climbing over objects, running, even long walks, are all things to be avoided for the first 8 to 10 months to prevent later problems and allow for correct closure of the growth plate.
The Skye Terrier can easily adapt to small living areas. They are very active indoors and do not require a large yard.
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