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Skye Terrier Puppies
Description: The Skye Terriers have style, elegance and dignity. They are agile and strong with sturdy bone and hard muscle. Twice as long as they are high, they are covered in a profuse coat that falls straight down either side of the body. Their most prominent feature are their ears which are much larger than their cousins, the Cairn Terriers. They are smaller dogs, but very long. Skye Terriers are low to the ground, and their fur falls to the floor. They can have either prick ears or drop ears, although the prick version has been much more common than a hundred years ago. Their eyes are brown and their nose is black, but one might never know this considering their fur covers their face. They can be either black, blue, dark or light gray, silver platinum, fawn or cream colored. Skye Terriers are agile yet strong dogs who are loving to their family and selected friends. Their motto is remember your friends and never forget your enemies. This breed is rather choosy about who they will be friendly towards, and often are suspicious of or uninterested in anyone but their owners. They can be trained to get along with other pets, but are otherwise unfriendly towards them. They get along with older children who can respect them, but once again, do not enjoy being touched by anyone but their owner unless they have approved. The Skye Terrier is an excellent watch dog, being very alert and responsive to unusual things. They are sensitive, reactive and calm dogs. Inside they are quiet and outside they are very active. Confident and dignified, this breed is not for everyone. A terrier-experienced owner is suggested.
Height: 9 -
dark or light gray, fawn or cream, all with black points. They often have
black points on the ears and muzzle and tip of the tail.
Skye Terriers are loyal and lively. They are dignified, serious, and
calm. Skyes are fearless, active, and confident. They are sensitive but wary
of strangers. Skye Terriers are not dogs that will sit back and take injustice,
they will react if provoked. They are good with children as long as the children
are older and the dog is socialized. They are more one-pet animals, as they
do not get along well with other animals. They can be suspicious or uninterested
in people other than their owner.
Watch-dog: Very High.
Skye Terriers are a very alert breed.
Care and Exercise:
Regular brushing is needed for Skye Terriers with a good pin brush
or metal comb. Minimal bathing is required. Keep hair around the eyes and
mouth clean, check ears regularly, and make sure skin stays clean. Exercise
should consist of a short to moderate walk on a daily basis, they do not require
a lot of exercise.
Activity: Indoors - Low.
Outdoors - Medium.
Health Issues: Premature closure of distal radius, copper toxicosis, and hypothyroidism.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
This breed is relatively long-lived.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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