The Skye Terriers have style, elegance and dignity, are elegant, long and low terriers. They are agile and strong with sturdy bone and hard muscle. Twice as long as they are high, covered in a profuse coat that falls straight down either side of the body. These dogs are agile yet strong dogs who are loving to their family and selected friends. They remember the friends and never forget the enemies.
Black, dark or light gray, fawn or cream, all with black points.
This is a very healthy breed. Prone to premature closure of distal radius.
This breed is very good-natured, polite and affectionate. They are courageous, spunky and bold. Skye terriers are loving and playful. They need a lot of attention to be happy. Loyal, protective, and a bit willful. This dog requires extensive early socialization with people or he may grow up to be overly suspicious of strangers. They often dislike to be touched by strangers and may bite. Be careful around other small animals, as the Skye likes to chase, and they can be a bit dog-aggressive. These little dogs like to bark.
This breed is good for apartment life. They are relatively active indoors and will do okay without a yard.