Country/Date of Origin: Scotland/1600s
Relatively unchanged for four hundred years, the Skye Terrier is a product of the harsh and demanding Outer Hebrides Islands off the northern coast of Scotland. The long coat offered the dog protection from the weather and the dangerous animals such as the badger, fox and weasel that he hunted. Rarely seen now, the Skye was the most popular terrier in the world until the end of the 19th Century.
Skyes were one of the foundation breeds of the American Kennel Club.