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Skye Terrier Day

“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.”

~Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

A unique tartan devoted to a particular dog breed, the Skye Terrier tartan recognizes one of the oldest terriers in Scotland. These dogs were popularly found on the Isle of Skye giving them their namesake designation. Famous Skye Terriers in history include Greyfriar's Bobby of Edinburgh, and the little dog present under the petticoat of Mary, Queen of Scots at her execution. In 1840, Queen Victoria made the breed fancy, keeping both drop-(floppy) and prick-(upwards) eared dogs. Author and poet Robert Louis Stevenson, was also a great lover of the Skye Terrier, as a boy had a terrier named "Cuillin" (after the mountain range on the Isle of Skye), and later in life, adopted a stray who began life at the Stevenson household with the name of Woggs, which was then changed to Walter, then Watty, then Woggy, then finally Bogue! Names are very important! This tartan colors reflect the shades of grey and black of the Skye Terrier's coat as well as the native colors on the Isle of Skye. Woof! Woof! 🐕

The Skye Terrier, native to Scotland, and particularly the Isle of Skye is a hunting dog recognized by its short sturdy stature and shorter hair of the head which veils the forehead and eyes, forming a moderate beard. Skey Terriers may be fawn, blue, dark or light grey, blonde, and black with black points (ears and muzzle).  There is generally no further patterning on the body, but a small white spot on the chest is relatively common.

This tartan designed by Kathleen Smith was created to celebrate the history of the Skye Terrier, now a vulnerable breed and one of the oldest terriers in Scotland. The famous Greyfriar's Bobby was a Skye Terrier and was given the freedom of Edinburgh. Colours: black and grey represent the colours of the Skye Terrier and purple, green and orange represents the Isle of Skye.

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