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Skye terrier

noun
1.
one of a Scottish breed of small terriers having short legs and a dark or light blue-gray, gray, or fawn coat.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; after Skye
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Skye terrier

noun
1.
a short-legged long-bodied breed of terrier with long wiry hair and erect ears
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breed of dog that was originated as a hunter on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, and has remained relatively unchanged for about 400 years. In the 19th century the Skye was one of the most popular terriers and was used as a working dog as well as the pet of the nobility. It is characterized as sturdy, alert, and good-tempered. It has a large head, long body, and short legs, and its ears are either erect or hanging. The long, straight coat ranges from black to pale yellowish brown. Adult height is 9.5 to 10 inches (24 to 25 cm); weight is about 24 pounds (11 kg).

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