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Skye Terrier

Statue of Greyfriar's Bobby
Statue of Greyfriar's Bobby

UK KC Classification Terrier
Country of Origin Great Britain
Date of Origin 1600s
Height 23 - 25 cm (9 - 10 inches)
Weight 8.5 - 10.5 Kgs (19 - 23 lbs)
Life Expectancy 13 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Skye Terriers are small dogs that are twice as long as they are high. They have long coats that can be black, grey, fawn or cream in colour.


Skye Terriers are very loyal and can be "one person" dogs.


If you are considering a Skye Terrier as a pet, consider the following points:
They are suitable for urban living
They are not suitable with children
They are suitable for cold climates
They are not easy to obedience train
They usually make good watch dogs
They are content to live and sleep outdoors

Interesting Facts

Perhaps the most famous Skye Terrier is Greyfriar's Bobby. For 14 years following his masters death he sat and kept guard over his grave. There is a statue in the dogs memory that stands near Greyfriar's Church in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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