. The new book of the dog; a comprehensive natural history of British dogs and their foreign relatives, with chapters on law, breeding, kennel management, and veterinary treatment. Dogs. 405 CHAPTER XLIII. THE SKYE TERRIER. BY CAPTAIN W. WILMER AND R. LEIGHTON. " From the dim shieling on the misty island, Mountains divide us and a world of seas ; Yet still our hearts are true, our hearts are Highland, And we in dreams behold the Hebrides." THAT the Skye Terrier should be called " the Heavenly Breed " is a tribute to the favour in which he is held by his admirers. Certainly

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. The new book of the dog; a comprehensive natural history of British dogs and their foreign relatives, with chapters on law, breeding, kennel management, and veterinary treatment. Dogs. 405 CHAPTER XLIII. THE SKYE TERRIER. BY CAPTAIN W. WILMER AND R. LEIGHTON. " From the dim shieling on the misty island, Mountains divide us and a world of seas ; Yet still our hearts are true, our hearts are Highland, And we in dreams behold the Hebrides." THAT the Skye Terrier should be called " the Heavenly Breed " is a tribute to the favour in which he is held by his admirers. Certainly
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. The new book of the dog; a comprehensive natural history of British dogs and their foreign relatives, with chapters on law, breeding, kennel management, and veterinary treatment. Dogs. 405 CHAPTER XLIII. THE SKYE TERRIER. BY CAPTAIN W. WILMER AND R. LEIGHTON. " From the dim shieling on the misty island, Mountains divide us and a world of seas ; Yet still our hearts are true, our hearts are Highland, And we in dreams behold the Hebrides." THAT the Skye Terrier should be called " the Heavenly Breed " is a tribute to the favour in which he is held by his admirers. Certainly when he is seen in perfection he is an exceedingly beautiful dog. As certainly there is no breed more affectionate, more faithful, or more lovable. Among his charac- teristics are a long- enduring patience, a prompt obedi- ence, and a deep- hearted tenderness, combined with fearless courage. He is more sensi- tive to rebuke and punishment than most dogs, and will nurse resentment to those who are unjust to him ; not viciously, but with an almost human plaintiveness which demands an immediate reconciliation. He is staunch and firm as his native hills to those who are kind to him, and for entering into battle with an enemy there is no dog more recklessly daring and reso- lute. No one who has seen two Skye Terriers at grips will deny that they are " terrible fechters." To separate them requires the exercise of concentrated strength and ingenuity. They have jaws like steel traps, which when once closed upon a victim are not loosened until they have done their work. Visitors to dog shows are disposed to. MR. A. M. SHAWS FLORA (1877). From a Drawing on Wood by c. burton BARBER. believe that the Skye Terrier, with its well- groomed coat that falls in smooth cascades down its sides, and its veil of thick hair that obscures the tender softness of its dark and thoughtful eyes, is meant only to look beautiful upon the bench or to recline in comfortable in- dolence on silken cush

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