The Skye Terrier is a purebred which originated on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. This breed was originally bred to hunt down animals like badgers, otters, and foxes. They are known for their elongated body, dense coat and a pair of floppy ears.
Truly Royal dogs came into the limelight when Queen Victoria started vacationing in Scotland and brought this breed to the public eyes.
Greyfriars Bobby, one of the best known Skyes was famous for watching over the grave of its owner for a period of 14 years. A statue in its honor stads in Edinburgh.
Temperament & Personality
The Skyes are a loyal, good-natured and a brave family dog. It will take its time before befriending someone. They are cautious and becomes wary when surrounded by strangers. This kind of trait makes them an excellent watchdog. They are sensitive but not submissive, with a sharp memory which makes them remember even the slightest mistreatments made to them.
They tend to get bored and destructive if left alone for a prolonged period. The Skyes make an ideal companion for the older children. Touching the dog is strictly prohibited when it is having its food. The Terriers can be aggressive towards dogs whom they don’t know.