The Skye Terrier was bred to hunt underground, against sharp toothed and clawed critters that were fighting for their lives. In this they will instinctively follow their nose, often blindly, which is a trait which can get them into trouble if they follow that scent onto a road or too far from home.
The Skye Terrier’s temperament makes this a breed that really needs to be nurtured and socialised well in order to get the best out of them, if you can do this then they have the capacity to be a wonderfully loyal and devoted family pet.
They are by nature however quite a nervous dog, especially around strangers and can show aggressive behaviour and over protectiveness of their family if they feel threatened. They can also be prone to barking when upset.
The Ideal Skye Terrier Owner Is
perhaps an older person or couple who dont have the energy or ability to take this little chap on long walks or give much exercise to. Someone fairly experienced with the terrier mindset who can socialise properly.