Small dog breed
Male 10 inches and Female 9.5 inches
25 to 40 pounds
12 to 14 years
Adapts well to apartment living
Dog’s ability to be relatively quiet, not high energy and fairly calm indoors, and polite with the other residents.
Good for first-time owners
Dog’s ability to be fairly easygoing, resilient enough to bounce back from owner’s mistakes or inconsistencies.
Dog’s ability to handle a noisy, chaotic household, a louder or more assertive owner, and an inconsistent or variable routine.
Tolerance of being alone
Dog’s predisposition to be worry or even panic when left alone by their owner. An anxious dog can be very destructive, barking, whining, chewing, and otherwise causing mayhem.
Tolerability to cold weather
Dog’s ability to tolerate cold weather
Tolerability to hot weather
Dog’s ability to tolerate hot weather
Dog’s ability to build close bonds with the owner or owner’s family
Dog’s ability to be gentle with children, to handle their hugs, and to have right attitude toward children’s running and screaming
Friendliness towards other dogs
Dog’s ability to have good canine social skills
Friendliness toward strangers
Dog’s ability to be stranger-friendly
Intensity of dog’s shedding
Dog’s predisposition to drop saliva uncontrollably from the mouth
Level of grooming complexity
Dog’s predisposition to be prone to certain genetic health problems
Potential for weight gain
Dog’s predisposition for weight gaining
Dog’s ability to respond to training
Dog’s ability for jobs that require decision making, intelligence, and concentration, such as herding livestock, taking care of blind person, etc.
Potential for mouthiness
Dog’s tendency to nip, chew, and play-bite during puppyhood.
Level of inborn desire to chase and sometimes kill other animals.
Tendency to bark or howl
Level of dog’s desire for barking or howling.
Dog’s ability to take off after anything that catches their interest, even if it means leaving the owner behind.
Amount of time and energy, which dog spends for jumping, playing, and investigating any new sights and smells.
Dog’s vigorousity potential.
Level of exercises needed to keep dog in-shape
Potential for playfulness
Level of dog’s demands for endless games
The Skye Terrier is a medium-size dog breed who was developed on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. They were originally developed to hunt and kill badger, otter and fox. Skye Terriers can do well in apartments and great watchdog.