- SIZE: 2
- GROOMING:: 5
- EXERCISE NEEDS: 4
- GOOD WITH DOGS: 1
- WATCHDOG: 6
- BREED: Skye Terrier
- COLOR(S):Black, blue, gray, silver, fawn, or cream.
The Skye Terriers have style, elegance and dignity, are elegant, long and low terriers. They are agile and strong with sturdy bone and hard muscle. Twice as long as they are high, covered in a profuse coat that falls straight down either side of the body. These dogs are agile yet strong dogs who are loving to their family and selected friends. They remember the friends and never forget the enemies.
This breed is very good-natured, polite and affectionate. They are courageous, spunky and bold. These dogs are loving and playful. They need a lot of attention to be happy. Loyal, protective, and a bit willful. This dog requires extensive early socialization with people or he may grow up to be overly suspicious of strangers. They often dislike to be touched by strangers and may bite. Be careful around other small animals, as the Skye likes to chase, and they can be a bit dog-aggressive. These little dogs like to bark.
Regular brushing is needed for Skye Terriers with a good pin brush or metal comb. Minimal bathing is required. Keep hair around the eyes and mouth clean, check ears regularly, and make sure skin stays clean.
Premature closure of distal radius, copper toxicosis, and hypothyroidism.
Exercise should consist of a short to moderate walk on a daily basis, they do not require a lot of exercise.
Train Skye Terriers with mutual respect, fairness and consistency. Puppies need to be socialized with human contact away from their siblings. They should also be socialized and trained with other pets and dogs to make sure they are kinder towards them when they get older. Learning Rate: High. Obedience - Medium. Problem Solving - Low.