Skye Terrier dogs,
the Happy Scotsman,
can be aggressive
Picture of Skye Terrier
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He Loves to be the center of attention - the Skye Terrier
The Skye Terrier is an affectionate, bold, brave, good-
natured, happy, loving, loyal, playful, polite, spirited dog
that loves attention. This breed needs a strong owner that
knows how to handle these dogs or the dog can become
willful, and be sure to socialize your puppy well from a
young age so as to avoid shyness or over aggression as an
adult. Be sure to watch your Skye Terrier with small non-
canine pets as these dogs like to give chase.
The Skye Terrier breed is low to the ground and long, with the
length of the dog being twice as long as its height. The
tail has abundant feathering and is long and hanging, and
never curled. The feet are large and long and point straight
The head is long and tapering to the muzzle with a slight
stop. The nose is black. The teeth should meet in a level or
scissors bite. The eyes are brown and a darker brown is
preferred in the show ring. The ears are either dropped or
erect, with dropped being rarer.
Skye Terriers reach a height of ten inches and the male can
weigh between thirty-five and forty pounds, while the female
can weigh between twenty-five and thirty pounds. They have a
life expectancy of twelve to fifteen years. In general Skye
Terriers are healthy dogs.
The Skye Terrier has a flat, hard straight outer coat and a
soft woolly undercoat that is around five and a half inches
long. The coat parts down the middle of the back from head
to tail and hangs down on either side of the dog's body.
The coat comes in solid colors of black, blue, cream, fawn,
gray-blue, dark or light gray or silver platinum. Black
points on the muzzle, ears, and the tip of the tail are
allowed by the breed standard, as is a small amount of white
on the chest. Be advised that a puppy's coat color may be
different when the dog is full grown.
The Skye Terrier is a good breed for apartment living. It is
a relatively active dog indoors and does fine with a yard to
play around in. Your Skye Terrier will need a daily walk to
take care of its physical and psychological needs, and they
also enjoy playing off the leash in a safe and securely
When the Skye Terrier's attractive coat is kept long it must
be brushed frequently or the hair will mat. Because of this
some owners prefer to clip the coat short for easy care. It
may take several years for the full adult coat to come in on
a young dog. This breed is an average shedder.
Giving your Skye Terrier something Good to Eat
Jane Bicks, D.V.M.
The Skye Terrier is an elegant dog with a coat any
other dog would envy.
A high quality alternative professional food is a
must to keep this coat sleek.
Professional dog food for your Skye Terrier
The addition of a vegetable enzyme with spirulina
or brewer's yeast and garlic treats is a plus.
Natural Healthy Treats
for Skye Terriers
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