Sky terrier

Skye Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Skye Terrier Hybrid Dogs

Skye Terrier Skye Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Skye Terrier Hybrid Dogs

Breed characteristics

  • Popularity: 1
  • Training: 3
  • Size: 2
  • Mind: 3
  • Security: 10
  • Relations with children: 8
  • Dexterity: 3
  • Shedding: 5


The name of the breed comes from the island of Skye, the largest islands off the coast of Scotland. According to legend, the Spanish ship suffered shipwreck near the island and the only one who survived was Maltese dog that got to the shore and was adopted by locals. After a few mixes with the Scottish terrier and dandy dinmont terrier breed sky terrier got her current look. Skye terriers were used to hunt a badger, fox and otter.


This is a small, short dog, with a body twice longer than growth, but muscular. The head is proportional to the body, strong, with a black nose and covered with a silky tuft that fell on eyes. The eyes are small, round, brown. The ears are pointed, usually straight and covered with long hair. The tail is short and straight. Wool two-layer with a fluffy, soft, thick inner layer and outer layer with long, straight, smooth, silky, dense hair. Color can be black, gray, brown, yellowish, cream.

  • Sky terriers are best suited for homes with older children. ages who understand how to interact with dogs.
  • Sky terriers need early socialization with people and others animals. Socialization will help prevent shy, timid or aggressive behavior.
  • Sky terrier needs a weekly brushing and bath every two to three weeks.
  • Sky terriers can be very damaging if they are bored or if they are often left the most for a long period.
  • Although the Sky Terrier has a moderate level of activity and is quiet in indoors, it still requires daily exercise. It takes at least 30 minutes of exercise every day.
  • They like to dig
  • The Sky Terrier is a great watchdog.
  • Sky terriers can be aggressive towards strangers dogs, they will chase and kill small domestic animals.
  • Wool Sky Terrier is not tangled


Sky a bold and active dog outdoors, but calm, quiet, smart and serious indoors. He is loyal to family but always single out one person. Normally accepts children if not tease. Subject to socialization from a very young age, they have there will be no problems with other animals and other dogs, when they grow up. Skye Terriers are generally suspicious of to strangers. He is not friends with anyone and will be suspicious for a long time. strangers, which makes him an excellent watchman.


Skye Terrier is polite, elegant, courageous and courageous. Their length twice their height. They are agile and strong, strong and Muscular They are often called agricultural aristocrats. rocks.


Skye Terrier is fearless and gentle. They are friendly and loving with those they know, but suspicious and careful with strangers. They are sensitive, but not submissive. Sky terriers will only be respected by those who respect them. He is loyal and devoted to his owner but tends to be stubborn.


Training should be consistent, fair, good. balanced and not harsh so as not to suppress the initiative of the dog. Sky loves long walks in different places (bridges, fields, parks).

Skye terrier needs intensive and extensive training and early socialization to reduce its isolation. Training should be diverse because they can quickly bore him. Sky the terrier is best at tracking, obedience and agility.

A haircut

The hair of this dog needs to be cleaned and combed once a week, to keep her in good condition. You must also delete excess hair in the ears and between the paw pads.


Sky terrier does not require a lot of exercise. Sky An ideal breed for city life, apartments, and country houses. A daily walk or a short game will be enough for Skye.

Common diseases

Skye Terrier is a very healthy breed. However, the potential the problem is orthopedic problems that may arise in the process of growth.

Sky has a large body on small legs. If in puppy he will jump a lot and get big loads may cause lameness and impaired skeleton formation. Not load and not overwork your sky terrier before 18-24 months.

About 10% of Skye Terriers suffer from osteochondrosis (They suffer from it many short-legged dogs).


In the past, sky terriers were used to hunt wild animals (foxes, badgers, otters). Today they are mainly used. as pets and watchdogs.

Breed Information

A country Scotland
Life span 12-15 years old
Height Males: 24-25 cm Bitches: 20-24 cm
Weight Males: 16-18 kg Bitches: 12-14 kg
Long wool longhair
Colour black, dark or light gray, red, fawn
Price 1000 – 6000 $

Breed photo

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