Skye Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
18 - 20 lbs
Male: 10; Female: 9.5 inches
Black, blue, gray, silver, fawn, or cream, preferably with black ears, muzzle, and tail tip. Adult color may not be present until 18 months.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2018

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How much do Skye Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Skye Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Skye Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Skye Terriers sold is $675.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Skye Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,700 upwards to $1,700 or even more for a Skye Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Skye Terriers sold is $600.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $675.00
Average Price: $600.00
Top Quality: $1,700.00 to $1,700.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 100 Skye Terrier puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Skye Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Skye Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Skye Terrier Names for 2018

We've compiled the top 8 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 100 Skye Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Wilson
  • 2. Skylar
  • 3. Rosie
  • 4. Little Major
  • 5. Hot Shot
  • 6. Harvey
  • 7. Ella
  • 8. Allie

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Solana Skye Terriers & Anatolian Shepherd Dogs
Member Since: March 2006
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I have raised and shown Skye Terriers for over 20 years and Anatolian Shepherds since 2009. I am a member in good standing of the Skye Terrier Club of America, Skye Terrier Club of Southern California, Skye Terrier Club of Finland, and the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America. I am also an AKC Breeder of Merit. Responsibly and ethically representing the Skye Terrier and Anatolian Shepherd. Puppies are available on occasion to loving homes..

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What is the average cost of Skye puppies?

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The average cost of a Skye Terrier puppy is between $1500.00 - $2000.00 per puppy. Price will depend on where the breeder is located, if the puppy comes with breeding rights or not and the pedigree of the puppy.

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What colors are Skye 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.

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What brand of dog food would be recommended to provide the proper nutrients for a Skye Terrier?

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I've had four Skye Terriers 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.

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

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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.

Anonymous asked:
Do Skye Terriers have hair or fur... and do they shed?



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.


Skye Terriers 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.

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Updated: 2/18/2018