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Skye Terrier

The Heavenly Breed

Skye Terrier
origin:Great Britain
date origin:17th century
life expectancy:15 years
classification:Terrier
height:25 to 26 cm
weight:8 to 10 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Difficultclimate: Coldin/out: Indoorgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Mediumsize: Small
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History [ edit ]

Legend has it that in the 17th century, a Spanish ship carrying among other things Maltese dogs crashed near the Island of Skye, in the Scottish Hebrides. The habitants recovered the dogs and bred them with their native ones. The result: a little dog with a great sense of loyalty.

In fact, it is said that the Scottish more legendary dog was a Skye Terrier. Bobby even has a statue in Edinburgh because when his owner died, he spent most of his next 14 years besides his grave. People of the town moved by his commitment tried to give him a home, but he always managed to escape and return to the graveyard. At his tomb, it can be read “Let his loyalty and devotion be a lesson to us all".

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