Skye Terrier

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Life expectancy

The Skye Terrier has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 10 and 10 in
Male Between 10 and 10 in

Adult weight

Female Between 22 and 26 lb
Male Between 22 and 26 lb
Coat colour
Black Blue Red Sand
Type of coat
Long Hard
Eye colour
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More details about the Skye Terrier

Skye Terrier: Origins and history

The Skye Terrier originates from the Isle of Skye in Scotland, and is now one of the rarest breeds of Terrier in the world. The breed is believed to date back to the 16th century, when it was loved by royals, including Queen Victoria, for its lavish, luxurious coat and ability to catch vermin. Sadly, it’s widely believed that the Skye Terrier will face extinction in the next few decades, unless a renowned effort is made to revive the breed.

FCI classification of the Skye Terrier

  • Group 3 - Terriers

  • Section 2 : Small sized Terriers

Training a Skye Terrier

The Skye Terrier is capable of becoming an obedient, well-behaved dog - though it will take lots of consistency and patience! This breed will try to test its owners and needs to be trained with confidence from the get-go. Aim for fun, short training sessions with plenty of food rewards and positive reinforcement. While it’s important to be firm with the Skye, always remain fair and never scold.

Skye Terrier: Purchase price

We do not have enough data to set an average price, but you can expect to pay upwards of £500 for a well-bred dog. Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £50 to £80 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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