Skye Terrier

KC Pedigree, X-Small

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

The most famous Skye Terrier is Greyfriars Bobby who, when his master died, visited the churchyard where he was buried, every day for 14 years. The Skye is currently number 2 in the Kennel Club's list of most vulnerable native breeds.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone looking for an exceptionally loyal and devoted companion.

Not the best for ...

Someone who is looking for an easy-to-source dog. There were only 27 Skyes registered with the Kennel Club in 2020.

Aliases

Skye

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

X-Small
Small enough to carry when needed

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Long almost human hair
Luscious long outer locks that need lots of attention and a soft undercoat that will get knotty if not combed out.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

11 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

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