Skye terrier


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Skye terrier

a small (25 lb) dog with a distinctive appearance—the body is very long (the total length is specified in the breed standard as 41 in) and the legs are very short (height 10 in). The long, gray, fawn, cream or black coat is flat and straight, covering the face. The breed is affected by an inherited laryngeal hypoplasia.
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Only around 50 Skye terriers were born in the UK last year and just 3000 are left in the world.
Could it be the turn of a Skye terrier called Robert Greyfriar Of That Ilk to win Crufts?
It has been four decades since the tale of canine loyalty - of a dog so devoted to his police constable master that when he died of tuberculosis the little Skye terrier kept vigil over his grave for the next 14 years - was let out for walkies.
He said: "Dogs are the most common animal to be brought along by their owners because the event is in conjunction with the Skye Terrier Club, but it could be any kind of pet.
The second dog was a handsome little Skye terrier, he was grizzled black with brown paws.
The dog's vigil has drawn comparisons with Greyfriars Bobby, the Skye terrier who spent 14 years guarding the grave of his owner, John Gray, in Edinburgh in the 1800s.
The least accident-prone dog is the prim poodle, followed by the Skye terrier.
The statue was put up in 1873 in honour of the Skye terrier, who sat on the grave of his owner in Greyfriars Kirkyard for 14 years.
Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh Bobby was a Skye terrier who guarded the grave of his night watchman owner John Gray, known as Auld Jock, for 14 years.