Skye Terrier owners must understand that the breed is sensitive to correction and, while needing firm guidance, must be treated fairly. Skyes, reserved by nature, require ongoing socialization from birth to ensure a happy and outgoing personality. The breed has minimal exercise needs, and the Skye is happy with daily walks, yet keen to participate in more strenuous activities.
Did You Know?
The Skye Terrier was a fashionable pet of all degrees after being accepted in court, by the Kings and Queens of England.
Originally, the drop eared variety was favored for this work, but later, in the nineteenth century, the prick eared variety became more popular as a pet and show dog, partly as a result of Queen Victoria's fondness for the breed.
The Skye was much favored as a house pet of the Scottish lairds and eventually gained considerable status with the English aristocracy. There was a time when any self respecting duchess would have been ashamed to be seen in the park without her fashionable Skye Terrier.
The famous Skye Terrier, Greyfriars Bobby was so devoted to his master John Gray, even in death, for fourteen years Bobby lay on the grave only leaving for food.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
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