Skye Terrier Breed Profile


Among the endearing traits of the Skye Terrier is that they are good natured, polite, affectionate, spunky, bold, full of energy and curious.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is good with children provided the children are older, well behaved, and don't tease the dog.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 25 to 40 lbs.

Common Diseases

Not Documented.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be difficult with this breed of dog as it is from the terrier group. SHedding is average, brush every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner lives in a house, and has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay around $1,000 or more per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog can be prone to aggression if the owners do not show this dog who the pack leader is.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog is prone to obsessive barking.

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