Skye Terrier

Skye Terrier History/Evolution:

One of the oldest Terrier breeds, going back to the 1500s, the Skye originated off the coast of Scotland on the Isle of Skye. Farmers relied on the plucky, long-haired Skye to hunt vermin such as fox, badger, and otter. The Skye’s popularity surged in the mid-1800s when Queen Victoria declared her affection for the breed. The Skye brings its natural enthusiasm to whatever task it takes on — agility competitor, tracking champion, or loyal home companion.


Skye Terrier Size:

Short but substantial; females 10 to 12 inches, males 11 to 14 inches; 25 to 40 pounds.

Skye Terrier Color:

Black, blue, gray, silver, fawn, or cream.

Skye Terrier Temperament:

Mild mannered, loyal, and friendly; fearless hunter with surprising strength and stamina. Affectionate with family and friends; cautious with strangers, a good watchdog.

Skye Terrier Energy level:

Moderate.

Skye Terrier Best owner:

Active owner with Terrier experience.

Skye Terrier Needs:

Daily exercise, leash, fenced yard, obedience training, regular combing and an occasional bath.

Skye Terrier Life expectancy:

12 to 14 years.