FCI-Standard N° 75 / 20. 01. 1998 / GB



ORIGIN : Great Britain.



CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 3              Terriers.
                                             Section 2             Small sized terriers.
                                             Without working trial.


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GENERAL APPEARANCE : Long, low and profusely coated, twice as long as high.  Moves with seemingly effortless gait.  Strong in quarters, body and jaw.

BEHAVIOUR AND TEMPERAMENT : Elegant and dignified.  A « one-man » dog, distrustful of strangers, never vicious.

HEAD : Long and powerful, strengh not sacrified for extreme length.

Skull : Of moderate width at the back of skull, tapering gradually to strong muzzle.
Stop : Slight.

Nose : Black.
Muzzle : Strong.
Jaws/Teeth : Jaws strong and level with perfect, regular scissor bite, i. e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Eyes : Brown, preferably dark brown, medium in size, close-set and full of expression.
Ears : Prick or drop.  When prick, gracefully feathered, not large, erect at outer edges and slanting towards each other at inner edge, from peak to skull.  When drop, larger, hanging straight, lying flat and close at front.

NECK : Long and slightly crested.

BODY : Long and low.  Sides appear flattish due to straight falling coat.
Back : Level.
Loin : Short.
Chest : Deep; ribcage oval, deep and long.

TAIL : When hanging, upper part pendulous and lower half thrown back in a curve.  When raised, a prolongation of incline of back, not rising higher nor curling up.  Gracefully feathered.


FOREQUARTERS : Legs short and muscular.
Shoulders : Broad, close to body.

HINDQUARTERS : Strong, full, well developed and well angulated.
Legs short, muscular and straight when viewed from GO BACK TO LIST.  No dewclaws.

FEET : Forefeet larger than hind, pointing truly forward.  Pads thick, nails strong.

GAIT / MOVEMENT : Legs proceed straight forward when travelling.  When approaching, forelegs form a continuation of straight line of front, feet being same distance apart as elbows.  Principal propelling power is furnished by hind legs which travel straight forward.  Forelegs moving well forward, without too much lift.  Whole movement termed free, active and effortless and gives a more or less fluid picture.


HAIR : Double.  Undercoat short, close, soft and woolly.  Outer coat long, hard, straight, flat and free from curl.  Hair on head shorter, softer, veiling forehead and eyes.  Mingling with side locks, surrounding ears like a fringe and allowing their shape to appear.

COLOUR : Black, dark or light grey, fawn, cream, all with black points.  Any self colour allowing shading of same colour and lighter undercoat, so long  as nose and ears are black.  A small white spot on chest permissible.

Ideal height 25-26 cm (10 ins), length from tip of nose to tip of tail 103 cm (41 ½ ins).  Bitches slightly smaller in same proportions.

FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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ORIGIN: Great Britain

The history of the Skye Terrier connected to a shipwreck. In the first the six hundred years of one Spanish ship naufrag to wide of the island of Skye, in the group of the Ebridi, Scozia.
Between it escapes it you to the disaster, were some Maltesi dogs that once to earth coupled themselves with of the terrier local giving origin to this likeable race.

Its length must turn out four times the height, and therefore being high approximately 25,5 cm its length must be advanced to the meter for a weight of 11,5 kg for the male, in the female these measures goes reduced of the ten for hundreds.

Good jaw has a covered snout of hair with one and of the good teeth with closing of it makes scissor.
The eyes are dark brown.
The orecchie are erected and falling back with the long hair that it covers giving to the head a likeable aspect to them that remembers that one of the shepherdesses of the brie.
Ia hanging tail and never goffered.
The limbs are very muscolosi and those front perfectly straight ones.
The hair of and straight free hard cover from ripple and in the colors: gray, blue gray, tortora, cream with always black orecchie, the sottopelo soft and devout clearly regarding the cover hair.


also this terrier been born for chase the injurious ones, but seen the beauty of its cape endured be diverted on the breeds from company.

Kind, good, affectionate, to Edimburgo a plate exists that remembers a Skye lived for 10 years on the tomba of the master, an optimal companion of games for the children.

Resistant dog to the diseases, pu living to the open, even if it prefers living to tightened contact with its adoptive family.

It goes fed in complete way but without to exaggerate in order not to make to fatten it.
It goes very rarely brushed, increasing the brush blows above all during the dumb one