There are references to the Skye Terrier dating back to the 16th century, making them one of the oldest terrier breeds.
Skye Terriers are friendly and affectionate companions.
Skye terriers tend to tie the strongest bonds with their favourite human. However, they are not exclusively attached to one person.
On the contrary, they have a great love, not only for their families but also for friends of their family.
However, a Skye terrier can be somewhat reserved towards strangers. This must not be confused with nervousness.; a Skye Terrier is not nervous or aggressive, not even towards strangers.
To get a well-behaved and social Skye terrier, it is important to start the socialization already from the puppy stage. If the owners do so, it is entirely possible to get a safe and social ‘Skye’.
Almost all dog breeds need daily exercise. The Skye Terrier is no exception. They have a moderate need for activity.
Although they have short legs, they are both enduring and fast.
The shoulder height of the shy terriers is about 25-30 cm, and we weigh between 10-18 kilos.
Self-willed and sensitive
Like most terriers, the Skye is stubborn and self-willed. They are no strangers to assessing situations independently nor in expressing their opinions.
This can, of course, lead to some frustration for humans, but it is essential to remember that they are sensitive dogs. Even if you have to be determined, you should not be too harsh on them. Just accept their stubbornness and laugh rather.
Beautiful fur that requires little care
The Skye terrier has a long and beautiful coat. It is surprisingly self-caring. You only need to brush it once a week and bathe when needed.
They don’t shed much considering how hairy they are.
Long life expectancy The
Skye Terrier is a healthy breed without any known hereditary diseases.
It is not at all uncommon for them to live between 12-14 years.