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Breed Standards for the Skye Terrier



General Appearance:

The Skye Terrier is a stylish and elegant dog.  It is solidly built, with substantial bone, and twice as long as it is tall.




Medium-sized, close-set eyes; Head long and powerful; Ears, if prick: placed high, held erect; if drop:  larger and set lower




Long, well-feathered, preferably carried no higher than backline




Black, blue, gray, silver, fawn or cream, preferably with black ears, muzzle and tail tip.  Adult color may not be present until 18 months




Its movement is free and effortless.




The hard outer coat and close undercoat afford protection from the teeth of its quarry as well as harsh weather.  The outer coat lies straight and flat, 5.5 inches or more in length




Weight:  18-20 lb; Height:  male:  10”; female:  9.5”




It is also a mild-mannered house pet.

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