Skye Terrier

Terrier Breed

Photos are the courtesy of Idrigill Skye Terriers

A friendly, good-natured dog with stamina and courage.  He has a mind of his own, can be very sensitive, and may not be the dog for everyone (please visit the Club’s web site at for more info). The Skye will bond firmly with it’s owner, but it can take longer if you are adopting an adult. Nonetheless, once your Skye accepts you as ‘his’, their loyalty and affection will be boundless.  The Skye will want to be the Alpha!  Can be suspicious of strangers and could nip if handled without “his approval”.  A good apartment dog that can get all needed exercise indoors.  When outdoors keep under leash control because they love to chase things.  An average shedder.

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Notes for owners
Long Daily Great for apartments, minimal exercise.  Likes to bark.  Wary of strangers.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Description

Skye Canada

The Skye Terrier Foundation

Skye Terrier Club of America



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet stores and Internet sellers may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.