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Skye Terrier

Family: terrier
Area of origin: Scotland
Original function: fox and otter hunting
Average size of male: Ht: 10, Wt: 18-20
Average size of female: Ht: 9.5, Wt: 18-20
Other names: none

Skye Terrier Dog Temperament

The Skye terrier's soft look belies her tough nature. She is a fearless and a deadly rodent hunter. She is also a mild-mannered house pet. She still needs daily exercise in a safe area or on leash, however. She is sensitive yet stubborn. The Skye is affectionate with her family but cautious with strangers. She gets along fairly well with other dogs in the same household. She is extremely courageous and game and makes a good watchdog.

Skye Terrier Dog Care

This is a hunting dog at heart and enjoys a daily outing, exploring in a safe area. She also needs a short to moderate walk to stay in shape. The Skye enjoys life as a house dog, and prefers not to live outdoors. Regular combing (about twice a week) is all that is needed to keep the Skye looking good. An occasional bath will not soften the coat too much, as is often the case with other terriers. The hair around the eyes and mouth may need extra cleaning.

Skye Terrier Dog Health

Major concerns: none
Minor concerns: premature closure of distal radius
Occasionally seen: none
Suggested tests: none
Life span: 12-14 years

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