Skye Terrier Puppies

Skye Terrier Puppies

The Skye Terrier is distinguished mainly by its being long, low and hardy. The dog is longer than it is tall. In the United Kingdom, this breed is classified as one of the most endangered native dog breeds. It is hence a great dog breed to adopt as a family pet. In addition to its being short, it has long coat hairs which compel attention. Its temperament is appealing. Looking at the following points about the Skye Terrier puppy San Diego can help you decide whether it is the right pet for you as well as equip you with the information you need to take good care of him.

Description

The length of the Skye Terrier puppies San Diego is twice its height. The dog has a long head that tapers to its muzzle. It has a slight stop. The nose is black in color and the teeth make a scissors bite. The eye brows are brown but the darker ones are preferred in the show ring. The ears are symmetrical and are either dropped or erect. The dropped ear types are pretty rare. The tail is long, hanging and has abundant hair. The tail is pendent and never curled. The feet are large and hair-like.

The San Diego Skye Terrier puppies have a double coat. The undercoat is soft and wooly. The outer coat is flat, straight and hard. The coat is about 5.5 inches long and hangs down each side. The coat is parted in the middle from head to tail. The solid coat colors are black, gray-blue, light gray, blue, fawn, cream or silver platinum. The muzzle, tail tip and ears may have some black points. There may be small amounts of white on the chest. It is important to understand that the color of the puppy will have changed by the time it is an adult.

Temperament

The Skye Terrier puppies San Diego are good natured, polite, loyal and affectionate. It is bold, brave, playful, happy and high spirited. It is a dog that loves attention. However, when the owner is meek, the breed may become willful. It needs a handler with a natural authority. It will need to be socialized with different noises, sights and people. The breed also loves to chase hence caution must be taken with the non-canine small pets.

Before bring the Skye Terrier puppy San Diego home, you need to understand that it is prone to the Small Dog Syndrome. This is a syndrome in which it believes it is the boss of the home. You need to present yourself as a strong pack leader at all times.

Health

The breed is generally healthy. Minor concerns include degenerative disc disease, mammary cancer and hyperthyroidism.

Care

The Skye terrier will need daily walks. Its coat should be brushed frequently to avoid mating. Some people will clip the coat for easier care. The breed is an average shedder and is good for the apartment life.

Average size

Height: 10 inches

Weight: 25 to 40 pounds

Life expectancy

12 to 15 years

Typical use

Companion dog

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