Skye Terrier Breed Maintenance
The amount of bathing this breed needs depends a great deal on their lifestyle. A companion dog that spends the majority of their time inside may only need occasional bathing, but a show dog or a dog that spends a great deal of time outside may require more frequent baths. When bathing your Skye Terrier, it is advisable to either dilute the shampoo or carefully squeeze or pull it through the coat to avoid breaking the hairs of the outer layer. Brushing their coat once or twice a week will reduce shedding and help to prevent tangles as well as keeping the coat healthy and dust free. It is important to check for parasites, skin disorders, or hidden injuries when grooming your animal as the long hair is capable of hiding a number of ailments. Like most breeds, Skye Terriers require daily exercise, but they do not have the athleticism or endurance for hiking long distances or jogging. A quick walk around the neighborhood or a rousing game of fetch should be sufficient to keep your canine companion happy and healthy.