Origin: United Kingdom (Scotland)
Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 12-14 years
Weight: Male: 18-20, Female: 16-19
Height: Male: 9-10, Female: 9-9.5
Origin of Name: The Skye Terrier is a breed of dog that is a long, low, hardy terrier and "one of the most endangered native dog breeds in the United Kingdom,
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Sky is the largest, most northeastern of Scotland's Inner Hebrides islands. The rigid, hard-coated terrier became a favorite of British nobles by the island's farmers in the 1600s to control fox and badger populations, an unusual development for a working farm dog. The peak of Sky popularity came at the end of the 19th century, when Queen Victoria championed the breed. These were the days, when a historian wrote, when "a duchess with her long-coated skies would be almost ashamed to see in the park."