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BSK Breed Index: The Skye Terrier

Life Span: 12-15 years

Height: 10 in

Weight: 25-40 lbs

Litter Size: 3-6 pups

Temperament: Brave

Intelligence: Medium

Classification: Terrier

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Skye Terrier

In the 1600's, a ship that had Maltese dogs crashed on the shore of the island Skye and bred with the indigenous dogs, resulting in the Skye Terrier. The breed became exceedingly popular among the nobility of England during the 19th century. 

Skye Terrier Fun Facts

Were used to hunt vermin, fox and badgers. 

The AKC recognized the breed in 1887.

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