Sky Terrier is a little aristocrat
Sky Terrier is one of the oldest dog breeds. As early as the beginning of the 17th century, near the island of Skye (a group of the Hebrides), the Spanish ship was wrecked. Among the rescued was a few dogs. Later they crossed with the Scottish terriers, which marked the beginning of a new breed - the Sky Terrier. Such a version of the origin of these dogs is held by most cynologists. However, it should be noted that other breeds, such as spaniels, also undoubtedly took part in the formation of the modern type.
Skye terrier - the owner of excellent hunting qualities, he has perfectly proved himself in the normal work. However, a long coat, difficult to care for, prevented this breed from taking the first steps in the rating of normal hunting dogs.
It should be noted that it was thanks to the beautiful and shiny long coat that the Sky Terriers found their new destination. Fashion for this breed was introduced by Queen Victoria of Great Britain. She had a sky-terrier boss. His image can be seen in the picture of the English painter Landseer Edwin.
Skye terrier Bobby 14 years (!) After the death of his beloved master every day went to a cafe, which he used to visit with his oldest friend. Then he received a bun and again returned to the cemetery, to the grave of his master. There a faithful friend died and was buried there. At home, in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, after the death of Bobby, he erected a monument dedicated to the most devoted and faithful dog in the world.
Apparently, representatives of this breed deserve special respect. It's better to get a skye terrier to lonely people. These dogs will not recognize several hosts, but submit (with the right approach) to only one, although they will love and protect other members of the family. The character of skye terriers is not simple, incredulous and somewhat withdrawn. A four-legged friend can get very angry if he gets out of himself. The breed is characterized by extreme distrust of strangers. This quality is especially important for dogs - house guards, apartments.
Sky Terrier, the photo of which is given above, has high standing erect ears. However, the breed standard allows hanging. The nose of the nose is black, the hair is long (up to 14 cm), straight. It covers the dog's eyes, forms a mustache and beard, fringe on the ears, and also a suspension on the tail. Color in the sky-terriers can be different - gray, pale, black. A white spot in the chest area, a lightened undercoat, is allowed. Often there are dogs with blackening on the muzzle, tail and ears.
The height at the withers should be about 25 cm, weight at that - 11 kg. The head has a wedge shape, the eyes are dark brown, small in size. The tail is saber-like, long, the dog holds it, not raising it above the back. The length of the trunk is approximately 50 cm.
Sky-terriers need regular (at least once a week) combing. Otherwise, their beautiful hair will become dirty or become deformed. It is necessary to periodically cut the hair between the pads on the paws and fingers, otherwise the twigs, dirt, sand, etc. will get stuck. Playful and energetic dogs need daily walks that must last long enough.
Sky Terrier will become a faithful and loyal friend for an understanding and attentive owner!