Skye Terrier

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Bred in isolation on the Western Islands of Scotland, this large, short distinctive breed of terrier has long been cherished by its owners. Skye terriers were primarily used as vermin dogs suited to the rocky country side.Skye terriers have a feisty and intolerant disposition but are loving and loyal pets. The dog is know to be reproachful of strangers suddenly touching them, so due care must be taken at home around strangers.AVERAGE LITTER SIZE:4 puppies

Country of origin: 
Scotland
Size: 
HEIGHT: MALE : 10in (25cm) - FEMALE : 9in (23cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 30lbs (14lbs) - FEMALE : 27lbs (13kg)
Grooming: 

This double-coated breed has long hard straight and flat outer coat and a short undercoat. Its blue-grey, black fawn or cream coat requires regular brushing and trimming.

Trivia: 
The Skye was much favored as a house pet of the Scottish lairds and eventually gained considerable status with the English aristocracy. There was a time when any self respecting duchess would have been ashamed to be seen in the park without her fashionable Skye Terrier.ÿÿ <a href="http://www.akc.org/">(Credit: AKC.org)</a>
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