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Harrier vs Skye Terrier vs Cesky Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Harrier vs Skye Terrier vs Cesky Terrier" Compare Harrier and Skye Terrier. Which is better: Harrier or Skye Terrier or Cesky Terrier?
Name Harrier Skye Terrier Cesky Terrier
OriginsUnited Kingdom Scotland Czech Republic
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank183172185
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Other Names Harehound Isle of Skye Terrier, Clydesdale Terrier, the Fancy Skye Terrier, Silky Skye Terrier, Glasgow Terrier, Paisley Terrier Bohemian Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2011 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition No set American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club Club Espanol De Terriers American Kennel Club American Rare Breed Association Continental Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale
Price $300-$400 $500-$600 $300-$500

General Appearance - Harrier vs Skye Terrier vs Cesky Terrier

Size Medium Medium Small
Weight 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg) Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg), Female: 25-30 pounds (11.5-14 kg) 13 - 23 pounds (6 - 10 kg)
Avg. Weight 50 pounds (22.5 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (11.9.5 kg) 13 - 23 pounds (6 - 10 kg)
Height 19-21 inches (48-50 cm) 9.75-10.25 inches (25-26 cm) 10 - 13 inches (25 - 32 cm)
Avg. Height 20 inches (49 cm) 9.75-10.25 inches (25.5 cm) 10 - 13 inches (25 - 32 cm)

Hair & Care - Harrier vs Skye Terrier vs Cesky Terrier

Coat Thick Shiny Soft Straight Smooth Rough
Colors White Tan Red Lemon Black Cream Gray Silver Blue Fawn Platinum Black Gray Blue Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Harrier requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Skye Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Harriers shed moderately.
Skye Terriers shed none to minimal.
Cesky Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Harrier vs Skye Terrier vs Cesky Terrier

Temperament Active Friendly Sweet Tempered Cheerful Outgoing Tolerant Loyal Friendly Good-natured Tempered Fearless Intelligent Calm Nonaggressive Reserved Cheerful Quiet Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Harriers are easy to train.
Skye Terriers are easy to train.
Cesky Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Harriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Skye Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Cesky Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Harriers are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Skye Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Harriers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Skye Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Cesky Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Harriers are a social breed.
Skye Terriers are a social breed.
Cesky Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Harrier rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Skye Terrier rarely barks.
Average: The Cesky Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Harriers are not the best watchdogs.
Skye Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
Cesky Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Harriers can't provide protection for their territory.
Skye Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Cesky Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Harrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Skye Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cesky Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Harriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Skye Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cesky Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Harriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Skye Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Cesky Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Harriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Skye Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Cesky Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Harriers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Skye Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cesky Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Harriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Skye Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cesky Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Harriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Skye Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Harrier vs Skye Terrier vs Cesky Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Harriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Skye Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Cesky Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Harriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Skye Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cesky Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Harriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Skye Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Cesky Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Harriers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Skye Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Cesky Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly Yes
Harrier is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Skye Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cesky Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Harriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Skye Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Cesky Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Harriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Skye Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Cesky Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Harriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Skye Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Cesky Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Harrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Skye Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cesky Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Harrier vs Skye Terrier vs Cesky Terrier

Health Issues
Harriers tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Skye Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Cesky Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Ear Infections Eye Problems Obesity Achondroplasia Eye Problems Hip Dysplasia Lens Luxation Patellar Luxation Scottie Cramp
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Harriers are high energy dogs.
Skye Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Cesky Terriers have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Harriers need a lot of exercises.
Skye Terriers have an average exercise need.
Cesky Terriers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Harriers don't need too much sleep.
Skye Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Cesky Terriers like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Skye Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Harrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Skye Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cesky Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Harrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Skye Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cesky Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Harrier vs Skye Terrier vs Cesky Terrier

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 5-7 puppies 4-6 puppies 2-4 puppies

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