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There are at least two versions of the history of the Skye terrier. It was before accepted
that the Skye Terrier's origins are connected with a centuries old shipwreck. The story
goes that early in the 17th century a Spanish ship wrecked on the Isle of Skye in the
Scottish Hebrides. Some of the survivors of the shipwreck were Maltese dogs that mated
with the local terriers, creating a new and unique breed of Terrier.
However, a text of John Caius, written decades before the shipwreck, describes a very
modern portrait of the Skye terrier, proving that the modern Skye terrier existed long
time before the arrival of the Malteses :
"lap dogs which were brought out of the barbarous borders from the uttermost
countryes northward, and they by reason of the length of their heare, make show
neither face nor body, and yet these curres forsooth because they are so
strange, are greatly set by, esteemed, taken up, and made of, in room of the
spaniell gentle, or comforter".
So it is sure that the Skye terrier has inherited very few, or even not, characteristics of
the Maltese. As an achondroplastic breed, and looking alike the Welsh Corgi, it is
believed that the Skye Terrier may have been a result of a crossing between the Celtic
Terriers local to the area and the Swedish Vallhund of the Viking invaders. It may be that
the Swedish Vallhund had mated with the local terriers centuries before Maltese dogs
were said to have arrived, making both histories true.
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