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Breed Group: Terrier
Skye Terrier

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Weight
18 - 20 lbs
Height
Male: 10; Female: 9.5 inches
Color(s)
Black, blue, gray, silver, fawn, or cream, preferably with black ears, muzzle, and tail tip. Adult color may not be present until 18 months.
Overview
The Skye Terrier is unique and distinctive among the Terrier breeds. They originated during the 16th century in Scotland on the Isle of Skye. There are two varieties of the Skye Terrier, the drop eared and prick eared. The drop eared were favored for working on the farm, while the prick eared were favored for companion or show. They are a long, low and level breed.
Character
The Skye Terrier is polite, elegant, spunky, and bold. Their length is twice their height. They are agile and strong, sturdy and muscular. They are often referred to as the aristocrats of the farming breeds. The Skye has an engaging personality and is highly skilled.
Temperament
The Skye Terrier is fearless and sweet-tempered. They are friendly and loving to those they know, but are reserved and cautious with strangers. They are sensitive, but are not submissive. The Skye will only respect those who respect them. They are not outgoing and much prefer one on one relationships. They have a tendency to be obstinate and stubborn, but are exceedingly loyal and highly devoted to their owner. They often display an aloof demeanor, and do not have a demanding nature. The Skye is not recommended for homes with other pets or children. They thrive in a calm and reserved atmosphere. They are over-protective of their owner and territory and may bark or become aggressive if they perceive a threat.
Care
The Skye Terrier requires frequent brushing with a pin brush or metal comb to prevent matting. Bathing should only be done when necessary. It is important to keep the ears cleaned as well as the hair around the mouth and eyes. They Skye do not generally suffer from many health problems. However, they may be prone to slipped disk problems.
Coat
The Skye Terrier is a double-coated breed. The outer-coat is typically six inches in length, hard and straight. The under-coat is wooly and soft in texture. The Skye Terriers coat ranges in colors from dove, grayish-blue, fawn, and cream. The ears are always black, with the hair on the head long to protect the eyes. They are average shedders.
Training
The Skye Terrier requires intense and extensive early socialization training to reduce their aloofness. They do not do well with long and repetitive sessions for they will become bored. They respond best to firm boundaries, positive reinforcement, consistency, and loving direction. The Skye excels in tracking, obedience, and agility.
Activity
The Skye Terrier does not require a high level or amount of exercise. They are an ideal breed for city living, apartments, and condominiums, but are equally at home in a country setting. The Skye enjoys a daily walk or short play session. Many of their exercise needs can be met indoors.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Skye Terrier puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

9/16/2012 11:28:18 AM

9/16/2012 11:28:18 AM

what colors are sky terriers.

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The Skye Terrier's solid-colored coat comes in black, blue, gray-blue, dark or light gray, silver platinum, fawn or cream. There may be black points on the ears, muzzle and tip of the tail. There is sometimes a small amount of white on the chest. Puppy coats often change in color by the time they are adults.
7/16/2014 3:24:47 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/11/2011 7:43:48 PM

9/11/2011 7:43:48 PM

what brand of dog food would be recommended to provide the proper nutrients for a skye terrier

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Anonymous

I've had four Skyes and am in the process of getting my 5th. The best food I've found is Science Diet TD formula. It's great for their coat and, best of all, it cleans their teeth. My last Skye lived to 14 years and never had to have her teeth cleaned. The TD formula is specifically for keeping teeth clean.
11/3/2011 7:18:47 PM

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4/5/2011 6:59:38 PM

4/5/2011 6:59:38 PM

My Skye Terrier is always ripping out her hair and skin is flakey - why?

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Anonymous

Most likely allergies. I highly recommend DYNOVITES. it is a food supplement.Our Lhasa had the same problem. He would chew off all of the hair on his body as far as he was able to reach. When we started giving him Dynovites, the chewing stopped.
6/9/2011 11:30:29 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/28/2011 9:02:43 PM

2/28/2011 9:02:43 PM

Do skye terriers have hair or fur... and do they shed?

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Anonymous

I'm no expert but with the dogs I've owned and friends dogs as well I've come to notice that dogs with short, thick fur tend to shed a lot more than dogs with long fur. But yes, Skyes have a lot of fur.
5/25/2011 3:19:49 PM

Anonymous

Skyes have a double coat. The under coat is fur and the upper coat is hair. They drop hair the way we do. The under coat needs to be kept brushed to avoid mats but doesn't shed.
11/3/2011 7:20:12 PM

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