Skye Terrier dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Scotland
- Group: Terrier
- Weight: Males: 16-18 kg Females: 12-14 kg
- Height: Males: 24-25 cm Females: 20-24 cm
- Colors: black, brown, blue, gray
- Training: easy to train
- Temperament: loyal, friendly, intelligent, brave
- Grooming: requires regular brushing
- Health: attention to physical development
- Litter size: 4 - 6 puppies
- Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
- Other names: Skye Terrier dog
Its name comes from the Isle of Skye, the largest island of the Inner Habrides coast of Scotland.
Legend sais that a Spanish ship wrecked near the island and the only survivor was a Maltese dog that reaching shore, and was taken up by locals. After several crossings with Scottish Terrier and Dandie Dinmont Terrier expemplarele resulting current.
Food Skye Terrier
Skye Terrier does not require much exercise, so it is important to be well-established amount of food so he does not become overweight. Two or three meals a day will suffice.
The amount of food depends on age, metabolic rate and activity level of your dog. It is better to feed the dog every day in the same period, if it can be about the same time.
Thus his stomach is learned that during that must eat.
If you buy your food in the store is good to read the label to see if the pet gets the vitamins and minerals it needs.
Description Skye Terrier
It is a small dog, short, with a body twice as long than tall, but muscular. The head is proportional to body, strong nose and covered with a black bow silky hair that falls over his eyes, they are small, round, brown.
The ears are sharp, often high and covered with a rich and long hair (and ears can be left). The tail is cut short and worn straight.
The coat is double with a first layer of fluffy, soft, thick and an outer layer of long hair, straight, smooth, silky and shiny, rich, coming off each body part.
Can be: black, gray, brown, yellow, cream muzzle, ears and tail tip dark.
Behavior Skye Terrier
It is a brave and active dog outside, but calm, quiet house, clever, really. It is loyal to the family and especially fond of a person.
Accept children, especially if they are not troubled by them.
If you were socialized small will not have problems when they grow with other animals and other dogs, although some individuals have sometimes a dominant attitude towards other dogs.
It is generally reserved with strangers.
Training Skye Terrier
The training must be consistent, fair, balanced, firm without being harsh or rough, even allowing some initiative from the dog.
I like long walks in different places (bridges, fields, parks).
Characteristics Skye Terrier
The coat should be brushed, combed at least weekly to keep it in good condition.
The hair is parted along the back. It has increased excess hair cut ears and between the pads of their feet.
This dog can adapt to both the outdoor life, and life in an apartment with a master not too active but experienced in raising dogs. In the past they were used to hunt wild animals (foxes, badgers, otters).
Today are used mainly as pets and guard house.
Health Skye Terrier
Because of the short legs, Skye Terriers can develop any health problems. The most common problem they face is limping.
If Skye Teriierii do exercises that are too young and bones were not fully developed, especially before the age of eight months, they can damage normal bone growth.
Because of this it indicated that during growth, dogs do not jump from great heights, do not climb on various pieces of furniture, do not run or be subjected to long walks before the age of 8-10 months.
Dogs of this breed can suffer from autoimmune diseases or breast cancer.
Life expectancy is about 13-15 years.