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Painting of Skye Terrier The Skye Terrier originated centuries ago on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Skyes were bred by farmers as working terriers whose function was to destroy fox, badger and otter. Their acute scenting abilities and agile, well muscled bodies enabled them to locate these vermin underground and tear them from their burrows. The Skye's short, sturdy legs were well suited for digging, and the double coat served as protection from injury and bad weather. Originally, the drop eared variety was favored for this work, but later, in the nineteenth century, the prick eared variety became more popular as a pet and show dog, partly as a result of Queen Victoria's fondness for the breed.

The ideal shoulder height for dogs is 10 inches and bitches 9 inches. Based on these heights a 10 inch dog measured from chest bone over tail at rump should be 20 inches. A slightly higher or lower dog of either sex is acceptable. Dogs 9 inches or less and bitches 8 inches or less at the withers are to be penalized. Proportion--The ideal ratio of body length to shoulder height is 2 to 1, which is considered the correct proportion. Substance--Solidly built, full of strength and quality without being coarse. Bone is substantial.

His temperament is that of a typical working terrier capable of overtaking game and going to ground, displaying stamina, courage, strength and agility. Fearless, good-tempered, loyal and canny, he is friendly and gay with those he knows and reserved and cautious with strangers.

Probably the best known Skye Terrier in all the world is Greyfrairs Bobby, immortalized in the Walt Disney movie of the same name. A statue of this little dog stands in Edinburgh attesting to the fact that this dog really lived.

 

Skye Terrier watercolor
Watercolor 1895 W. Sanders

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Johnny going BB at Palm Springs, 01/08

CH Olivia the Johnny Depp
Jan 2008 KC of Palm Springs
Judge Elaine Young
Present by Adrienne Hill

Johnny finishing his Championship by going Best Of Breed

 

Johnny going Best of Breed at the Malibu Kennel Club

Olivia The Johnny Depp
12/07 BOB Malibu Kennel Club
Judge Ms. Denny Mounce
Handled by Adrienne Hill


 

Olivia The Johnny Depp
3 points ( second major)
 Del Valle Kennel Club 10-22-07
 Judge Mr. Robert Shreve
Handled by Adrienne Hill

 

Olivia The Johnny Depp 9/2007

Judge W. Bergum Handled by
Adrian Ghione

 

Johnnie Depp winning Best of Winners at the Skye Terrier Club of So. California Specialty Show

Olivia The Johnny Depp
Skye Terrier Club of So. Ca Specialty
Winners Dog and Best of Winners
Breeder Judge  Ms. Susan Parsons
Handled by Adrienne Hill

 

Johnnie Depp winning Best In Sweepstakes at the Skye Terrier Club of So. California Specialty Show

Olivia the Johnny Depp
Skye Terrier Club of So. CA Specialty
Best In Sweepstakes - June 2007
Breeder Judge Mr. Don Smiley
Handled by John Ramirez

 

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Olivia The Johnny Depp at 11 weeks   Johnnie Depp at 6 months.
 

 

            The Johnny Depp at 11 weeks
         with breeder Olga Smid

 

                 Johnny Depp at 6 months

 

Johnny Depp at one year.

Johnny Depp at 1 year

 

 

  Ch. Olivia Noble Skye Lord Ch. Olivia Jayroy Wild Fantasia
            Sire: Ch. Olivia Noble Skye Lord     Dam: Ch. Olivia Jayroy Wild Fantasia

Oldworldsfarms River of Agonistie, a Skye puppy at 10 weeks           another picture of Oldworldsfarms River of Agonistie, a Skye puppy at 10 weeks

OLDWORLDFARMS RIVER OF AGONISTES  at 10 weeks

Am Ch Finnsky Digitalis            Ch. Lairdoglen Little Giant

                              sire: Am Ch Finnsky Digitalis                          dam: Ch. Lairdoglen Little Giant
                          owners: Marla Gardner & Meri Aalto                        owner:  Deborah Piercefield                          

River pictured at 9 months old
"River" at 9 months

 

Ch. Battlewood's Bobbi E Lee 1979 Ch. Agonistes the Diva at 9 months
            Ch. Battlewood's Bobbi E Lee
            owner/handler: John Ramirez
           judge: Mrs Sandra Goose Allen
  1979 Ch. Agonistes the Diva at 9 months
                Owner/handler Ken White
                     judge: Edd Bivin


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Ch. Beau Chevals Wichita Lineman  1978 Cindy with then puppy Agonistes Black Magic, Jay holding Black Magic's sire, Duridmoor's Mars of Medici
   Ch. Beau Chevals Wichita Lineman
       owner/handler: John Ramirez
       1978 Cindy with then puppy
   CH Agonistes Black Magic (Ricky)
         Jay holding Ricky's sire
       Duridmoor's Mars of Medici

 

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Skye Terrier
artist: Arthur Wardle

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