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Skye terrier,breed of sturdy, short-legged terrierterrier,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs originally bred to start small game and vermin from their burrows or, in the case of several breeds in this group, to go to earth and kill their prey. Today these dogs are raised chiefly as pets.
..... Click the link for more information. developed in the northwestern islands of Scotland more than four centuries ago. It takes its name from the principal island in the group. The Skye terrier stands about 10 in. (25 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 25 lb (11 kg). Its double coat consists of a short, close-lying, woolly underlayer and a profuse, straight-hanging, flat topcoat about 5 1-2 in. (14 cm) long. It may be black, blue, gray, fawn, or cream in color. Bred originally to hunt small game both on land and in the water, the Skye later became a favorite at the English court. Today it is raised as a pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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an ancient Scottish breed of terrier commonly kept as a pet. For a long time the Skye terrier has been bred for hunting badgers and fox and for rat control. The breed is native to the Isle of Skye, off the northwestern coast of Scotland. The short-legged dogs have a long body, a wedge-shaped head, and a long tail. The height at the shoulders is 20-30 cm. The straight fur almost reaches to the ground, and forms a part along the back. The dogs are various shades of gray. Skye terriers are bred primarily in Scotland. [23–1457–]