||The Skye Terrier is a very devoted pet that can be very cautious around strangers. He is gentle with children and loves daily exercise. His coat may need several brushings a week to stay beautiful and healthy.
||18 - 20
||male: 10, female: 9.5
||Black, blue, gray, silver, fawn, or cream, preferably with black ears, muzzle, and tail tip. Adult color may not be present until 18 months.
||The coat is double. Undercoat is short, close, soft and wooly. Outer coat is hard, straight and flat, 5.5" long. The body coat hangs straight down each side, parting from head to tail. The head hair veils forehead and eyes and forms moderate beard a
||Skye Terriers are very affectionate, loyal, and wary of strangers. They are, therefore, very good watch dogs.
||This breed gets along well with children as long as the children are not rough. With proper socialization, they get along fine with other household pets, although they may try to dominate other dogs.
||Regular combing (about twice a week) is all that is needed to keep the Skye looking good. The hair around the eyes and mouth may need extra cleaning.
||This breed requires very fair and consistent training, carried out with mutual respect.
||It needs a short to moderate walk to stay in shape. This is a hunting dog at heart and enjoys a daily outing, exploring in a safe area.
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||Major concerns: none
Minor concerns: premature closure of distal radius.