Originally from the Ilse of Skye, these dogs were used in game hunting in Scotland. The most famous of these dogs slept on his master’s grave for 14 years until he died himself.
Loyal to a fault, these dogs do well with the family, but are not interested in strangers. This makes them good watch dogs but leads to excessive barking. This breed needs socialization early on to be able to get along with other dogs as an adult. Mental, as well as physical exercise, as with all terriers, is a must.