Skye Terrier

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – at least 10 inches at the shoulders
    Females – at least 9.5 inches at the shoulders
  • Weight

    Males – 35 to 40 lbs.
    Females – 25 to 30 lbs.
  • Coat

  • Color

    Black, blue, dark or light gray, silver platinum, fawn, or cream
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Pet Therapy, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor


Fiercely loyal and affectionate, the Skye Terrier thrives as a family companion. An elegant medium-sized dog with short legs and a large head, the Skye Terrier was originally bred in the 1600s on the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland. One of the oldest and rarest terrier breeds, the Skye Terrier is friendly and gay with those he knows and cautious around strangers. The breed needs regular exercise, and his soft coat requires brushing several times a week plus regular trimming.

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