Skye terrier comes from the same island (Skye) at the western coast of Scotland. Skye is one of the oldest breeds, whose history begins in 16 century. As well as the majority of undersized terriers, initially them used for hunting for foxes, badgers, etc. Now with skyes on hunting do not go, as breed became too big and long-haired for hunting dogs. The big contribution to development of breed to a today's kind was brought by queen Victoria (1819-1901) which skye accompanied everywhere. On ancient engravings it is often represented with favourite Rona II. The end of 19 centuries was time of a dawn skye terriers.
Skye terrier is low, with a strong and long trunk. In English it is possible to characterize skye to three L: long, low, level - long, low and with a direct back. The ideal length of a body is equal to double height. Skye is not a small dog, it more likely than average size a dog on low paws. Today's dogs weigh 11-18 kg.
Everyone who is interested in the skye terrier, should know history about Greyfriars Bobby. Mistress Bobby was the little girl, but the dog itself has chosen to itself the owner of the worker of a farm and accompanied with it everywhere. When the worker has grown old and has got over in the city of Edinburgh, Bobby has run away from a farm behind it. Attempts to return a dog on a farm have not crowned success as Bobby each time came back to the worker. However, the worker has soon died, and Bobby has lead the rest of the life (12 years!) on a tomb of the owner where has died. For fidelity Bobby has been selected by the honourable citizen of Edinburgh, and in its honour the monument has been established. This history very well characterizes an essence of skye - it is boundless is true to the friend and itself makes of the decision.
Health and a feed
Skyes has vainglory typical for terriers, and at it always is the opinion. It is very important to watch, that the role of a dog and the owner in the house have not exchanged places. Skye very delicate, same it waits and concerning itself. For the person, wishing to receive positive contact with skye, it is very important to not rush on a dog. Otherwise skye will jump aside on some meters and in the further will avoid dialogue with this person. The cautious person will very quickly notice, that Skye itself has approached to it for acquaintance and allows stroking itself. To another's people skye itself does not open, if in the company there are another's people and dogs skye will watch them. Among it can be the prankish and the clown, can on the sly try to climb on knees, will infinitely wave a tail and to lick hands. With other animals in family it is very amicable, but also there tries to become the leader.
The coat and care of it
The need for movement