Last updated on June 7th, 2022 at 08:55 am
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- Poodle Versus Skye Terrier: Introduction
- Poodle versus Skye Terrier: Overview
- Poodle versus Skye Terrier: Comparison Table
- The Most Remarkable Differences Between the Poodle and the Skye Terrier
- The Similarities Between the Poodle and the Skye Terrier
- Temperament of the Poodle Versus the Skye Terrier
- Price of Poodle versus Price of Skye Terrier
- The Intelligence of the Poodle versus the Intelligence of the Skye Terrier
- The Popularity of Poodle versus Popularity of Skye Terrier
- Tolerates Being Alone: Poodle versus Skye Terrier
- Do Poodles shed more than Skye Terriers?
- Which is Easier to Groom, the Poodle or the Skye Terrier?
- Which Dog Breed is more Dog-Friendly, the Poodle or the Skye Terrier?
- Are Poodles good family dogs? What about Skye Terriers?
- Is the Poodle Easier to Train than the Skye Terrier?
- Which one drools more, the Poodle or the Skye Terrier
- How Kid-friendly are Poodles and Skye Terriers?
- Does the Poodle Have a Higher Prey Drive than the Skye Terrier?
- Do Poodles Bark and Howl? What about Skye Terriers?
- Can Poodles Tolerate Cold Weather? And can Skye Terriers Tolerate Cold Weather?
- Wanderlust Potential: Poodle vs. Skye Terrier
- Can Poodles Tolerate Hot Weather? Can Skye Terriers Tolerate Hot Weather?
- Poodle Versus Other Dog Breeds
- Conclusion: Poodle versus Skye Terrier. Which One is a Better Pet?
Poodle Versus Skye Terrier: Introduction
Are you thinking of getting a new pet dog, and you have narrowed down your choices to the Poodle and the Skye Terrier? Well, you have come to the right place. Because in this article, we will provide you with a detailed comparison of these two dog breeds to help you decide which of the Poodle and the Skye Terrier better suits you.
We will provide you a detailed discussion and comparison of dog attributes such as intelligence, price, general health, friendliness, etc, for both the Poodle and the Skye Terrier.
Furthermore, we will let you know which one of the Poodle and the Skye Terrier is better suited for new dog owners, for owners with kids, for owners that live in apartments, for owners with dog allergies, etc.
Importantly, we did some analysis and calculation and we obtained a number that we call the Better-Pet Score™ for both the Poodle and for the Skye Terrier. The dog breed with the higher Better-Pet score is the `better` pet. We hope that these Better-Pet Scores will provide you with more insight into deciding which pet to get between the Poodle and the Skye Terrier.
Our only goal here is to help you make a well-thought-out decision on your next long-term companion, be it the Poodle or the Skye Terrier.
Note that there are 3 types of Poodles:
However, these 3 poodle `types` are basically the same. The only difference between them is size. Standard Poodles are big, toy poodles are small, and miniature poodles are medium-sized.
In addition, we have articles on the detailed comparisons of the poodle to every other dog breed. Check out our articles on poodle versus other dog breeds here.
Poodle versus Skye Terrier: Overview
A very important difference between the Poodle and the Skye Terrier is the size difference between the two dog breeds. The Poodle is a large-sized dog while the Skye Terrier is a small-sized dog.
Furthermore, the Poodle belongs to the Companion Dogs group. Companion Dogs were bred to be companions for humans. Their main goal in life is to be with people, and they will be very sad if left to themselves for long hours day after day.
On the other hand, the Skye Terrier belongs to the Terrier Dogs group. Terrier Dogs were originally bred to go underground to hunt rodents and other small wild animals (vermin). Terriers come in a wide range of sizes and shapes, but all terriers are energetic, highly intelligent, and territorial. Terries also have the tendency to escape. They require a securely fenced yard.
Poodle versus Skye Terrier: Comparison Table
The table below compares the Poodle to the Skye Terrier based on different important factors such as Price, Health, Kid-friendliness, etc.
When a dog breed scores higher for a factor than the other dog breed, the box of the breed that scores higher is shaded green and the box of the breed that scores lower is shaded red. When there is no difference between the breeds for a particular factor then the box is shaded gray for both pets. Also, when the factor is not important in picking a pet, or when the factor cannot be compared between two pets, the box for the factor is shaded gray for both pets
Most of the factors in the table for each dog breed are ranked on a scale of 1 to 5. “1” means “worst”, and “5” means “best”.
However, some factors such as “Price”, “Average Lifespan”, etc. cannot be on a scale of 1 to 5, so they are not on a scale of 1 to 5 in the comparison table.
Later in this article, we will further explain each factor as it applies to the Poodle and the Skye Terrier
|Tolerates Being Alone||1/5||2/5|
|Does NOT Shed||5/5||3/5|
|Does NOT Drool||5/5||5/5|
|Easy To Groom||1/5||3/5|
|Life Span||12 to 15 years||12 to 14 years|
|Low Prey Drive||4/5||2/5|
|Does NOT Bark or Howl||4/5||2/5|
|Tolerates Cold Weather||3/5||4/5|
|Tendency NOT to Wander||3/5||2/5|
|Calmness/ Low Vigor||3/5||2/5|
|Weight||25 to 40 pounds|
|Tolerates Hot Weather||4/5||4/5|
|Friendly Toward Strangers||4/5||5/5|
|Potential NOT to Gain Weight||2/5||3/5|
|Does NOT chew on things||2/5||3/5|
|Minimal Exercise Needs||2/5||3/5|
|Adapts Well To Apartment Living||5/5||4/5|
|Good For Novice Owners||5/5||4/5|
|Affectionate With Family||5/5||4/5|
|Easy To Train||5/5||2/5|
|Potential For Playfulness||5/5||4/5|
|Height||9 to 10 inches tall at the shoulder|
|Average Lifespan||13.5 years||13.0 years|
|Price Range||$2000 – $2000|
|Temperament Score||87.2 percent||37.5 percent|
|Common Health Problems and Recommended Health Tests||No Data|
|Popularity out of 200 Dog Breeds||6||176|
|Intelligence Rank (out of 130 Dog Breeds)||2||55|
Next, we added the scores of the factors that can be added together for the Poodle in the table (that is, `Ease of Grooming` score + `General Health` score + `Calmness` score + …etc) and we compared it to the corresponding total score for the Skye Terrier. We call these total scores the Better-Pet Scores, as we mentioned earlier. We called this score the Better-Pet score because the better dog breed will have a higher score. This is because the pet will the higher score will have minimal needs and be easier to have as a pet.
The Better-Pet score for the Poodle is 88 out of 125 while the Better-Pet score for the Skye Terrier is 82 out of 125.
Based on their Better-Pet scores, the Poodle is a better pet than the Skye Terrier. So, you should get a Poodle!
The Most Remarkable Differences Between the Poodle and the Skye Terrier
Below is a list of where the Poodle and the Skye Terrier are most different:
The Similarities Between the Poodle and the Skye Terrier
The Poodle and the Skye Terrier are very similar in certain aspects. Below is the list of where the Poodle and the Skye Terrier are most similar:
Size (Weight and Height) of Poodle versus Skye Terrier
Now, let us discuss the difference in size between the Poodle and the Skye Terrier.
Poodles come in three main size categories. These three size categories are referred to as the three varieties of the poodle. Poodles of different varieties are basically the same except for their size differences. The poodle varieties based on size categorization are:
There is another variety of poodle that is not recognized in the USA but is recognized in Europe. This poodle size variety is called the Moyen Poodle. In size, the Moyen Poodle is smaller than the Standard poodle but bigger than the miniature poodle.
See below the figure that compares the different poodle sizes:
On the other hand, Skye Terriers weigh 25 to 40 pounds when fully grown. Skye Terriers are 9 to 10 inches tall at the shoulder when fully grown.
Temperament of the Poodle Versus the Skye Terrier
The Poodle has a better temperament than the Skye Terrier.
This is because the temperament score for the Poodle is 87.2 percent while the temperament score for the Skye Terrier is 37.5 percent, according to the American Temperament Test Society (ATTS).
The American Temperament Test Society (ATTS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide fair and objective evaluations of the temperaments of dog breeds.
Dog breeds with low temperament scores tend to show unprovoked aggression, they easily panic without quickly recovering from the panic, and they tend to avoid people. However, dog breeds with high temperament scores are not aggressive and are not shy. Also, these dogs are generally friendly and are protective of their owners.
The average temperament score across all dog breeds (over 250 breeds) is 83.7 percent.
With its temperament score of 87.2 percent, the Poodle has an above-average temperament compared to other dog breeds.
With its temperament score of 37.5 percent, the Skye Terrier has a below-average temperament compared to other dog breeds.
The ATTS obtained the temperament scores of the Poodle and the Skye Terrier by measuring the temperaments of 266 Poodles and 8 Skye Terriers.
Price of Poodle versus Price of Skye Terrier
The average price of the Standard Poodle puppy is $1980. The price of the Standard Poodle typically ranges from $1400 – $2500. However, the price of a Standard Poodle can be as low as $200 and as high as $15000. We obtained this price information by reviewing the prices of 2524 Standard Poodle puppies listed for sale from various sources.
The average price of the Miniature Poodle puppy is $2500. The price of the Miniature Poodle typically ranges from $1500 – $3000. However, the price of a Miniature Poodle can be as low as $350 and as high as $15000. We obtained this price information by reviewing the prices of 1190 Miniature Poodle puppies listed for sale from various sources.
The average price of the Toy Poodle puppy is $2760. The price of the Toy Poodle typically ranges from $1894 – $3500. However, the price of a Toy Poodle can be as low as $450 and as high as $9835. We obtained this price information by reviewing the prices of 872 Toy Poodle puppies listed for sale from various sources.
To know about standard poodle prices and standard poodle buying advice, check out our article on standard poodle cost.
To know about miniature poodle prices, check out this article on miniature poodle price.
To learn more about toy poodle price and for toy poodle buying advice, check out this article on toy poodle price.
The average price of the Skye Terrier puppy is $2000. The price of the Skye Terrier typically ranges from $2000 – $2000. However, the price of a Skye Terrier can be as low as $2000 and as high as $2000. We obtained this price information by collecting and reviewing the prices of 1 Skye Terrier puppies listed for sale from various sources.
The Poodle is more expensive than the Skye Terrier.
|Price Range||$1500 to $2800||$2000 to $2000|
The charts below show the price distribution for the Poodle and Skye Terrier. For different price points, the charts show how many Poodle puppies or how many Skye Terrier puppies are listed for sale at those price points.
A breakdown of the prices of Poodles. The typical price range is shaded Green.
A breakdown of the prices of Skye Terriers
Note that a lot of factors determine how much you can expect to pay for the Poodle puppy or the Skye Terrier puppy. This includes if health screening tests have been performed on the puppy, if the puppy is from a famous pedigree, the US State where the puppy is bred, etc.
Nevertheless, when looking from a puppy, look at buying a puppy only from well-established breeders that breed puppies primarily for the love of dogs, and secondarily for profit. Do not buy a puppy from one of those puppy mills that mass-produce puppies in bad living conditions for maximum profit.
You may also consider adopting a dog instead of buying a dog.
The Intelligence of the Poodle versus the Intelligence of the Skye Terrier
|Intelligence Rank||2 out of 130 dog breeds||55 out of 130 dog breeds|
|Trainability||Tend To Learn New Commands After Fewer Than 5 Repetitions||Tend To Learn New Commands After 40 To 80 Repetitions!|
Professor Stanley Coren, the famous psychology/neuropsychological professor and, dog lover/trainer measured and ranked the intelligence of about 130 different dog breeds.
According to Prof. Stanley Coren, the total intelligence that a dog demonstrates is the addition of three types of intelligence. These intelligence types are:
Prof. Coren showed that the Working/Obedience Intelligence of different dog breeds can be measured reliably. Thus, he was able to rank different dog breeds based on their Working/Obedience Intelligence.
This is important because according to Prof. Coren, 51 percent of a dog`s intelligence comes from its genes while 49 percent of a dog`s intelligence comes from the dog`s environmental circumstances.
To rank the intelligence of dog breeds, Prof. Coren employed the help of 208 dog obedience judges in North America to fill out a detailed survey on dog obedience. This number represented more than half of all of these judges in North America at the time. He also employed 63 veterinarians and 14 guard dog experts to collect data on the personality of different dog breeds.
Prof. Coren found that the Poodle has an obedience intelligence rank of 2 out of 130 dog breeds. The Poodle belongs to the `Brightest Dogs` category. This means that Poodles tend to learn new commands after fewer than 5 repetitions.
The Skye Terrier has an obedience intelligence rank of 55 out of 130 dog breeds. The Skye Terrier belongs to the `Fair Working/Obedience Intelligence Dogs` category. This means that Skye Terriers tend to learn new commands after 40 to 80 repetitions!.
The Poodle is more intelligent than the Skye Terrier.
However, Prof. Coren noted that a dog should not be judged based on its intelligence alone, that other factors such as sociability, adorability, and compatibility with the owner are other very important factors that new dog owners need to consider when deciding on a new dog.
The Popularity of Poodle versus Popularity of Skye Terrier
Every year, the American Kennel Club (AKC) publishes information on how popular a dog breed is in that particular year. The AKC gets the popularity information of a breed from how many dogs of that breed the owners register with the AKC every year. The AKC collects this data for about 200 dog breeds. The AKC collects this data for purebred dogs only(no mixed or hybrid dogs).
The graphs and the table below show the popularity of the Poodle and the Skye Terrier over the years.
Based on the AKC popularity data over the years, the Poodle is more popular with dog owners than the Skye Terrier. This is because, over the years, the average popularity of the Poodle is 6 out of about 200 dog breeds while the average popularity of the Skye Terrier is 176 out of about 200 dog breeds.
Popularity of Poodle
Popularity of Skye Terrier
|Year||Standard Poodle Popularity Rank||Skye Terrier Popularity Rank|
Tolerates Being Alone: Poodle versus Skye Terrier
Poodles do not like to be left alone.
Poodles, by nature, are companion dogs. They like and thrive on human companionship more than most dog breeds. Poodles do not like to be left alone. Leaving a poodle alone for more than 4 hours day after day will cause separation anxiety and isolation distress in a poodle. If you plan to get a poodle, make sure you can be around your poodle most of the time, or arrange for a dog walker.
See our article on how long you can leave a poodle alone.
Skye Terriers do not like to be left alone.
Do Poodles shed more than Skye Terriers?
Poodles do not shed a lot. They are good for people with dog allergies.
Although all dogs shed, and poodles are no different in this regard. But poodles shed less than many other breeds of dogs. However, if you own a poodle, you will not have the problem of having balls of dog hair on your couch and over your house. This is because the curly coat of the poodle traps the hair and other things that the poodle sheds. Therefore, people that are allergic to dogs tend to tolerate poodles better.
Skye Terriers shed moderately.
Which is Easier to Groom, the Poodle or the Skye Terrier?
Poodles require a lot of grooming and they are not very easy to groom.
To learn more about how to properly groom a poodle, check out our article on how to groom a poodle.
Learn more on how to take care of a poodle here.
Skye Terriers are moderately easy to groom.
Which Dog Breed is more Dog-Friendly, the Poodle or the Skye Terrier?
Poodles get along very well with other dogs.
Poodles get along very well with other dogs. Poodles are very friendly. However, it is up to the other dog to reciprocate the friendliness. Some dog breeds are just unfriendly and aggressive.
Read this article to learn about the dog breeds that get along well with poodle and the dog breeds that do not along with poodles.
Skye Terriers do not get along well with other dogs.
Are Poodles good family dogs? What about Skye Terriers?
Poodles are great family dogs. They are very affectionate with family.
Poodles make a good addition to a family. They love kids and kids love them.
Skye Terriers are great family dogs. They are very affectionate with family.
Is the Poodle Easier to Train than the Skye Terrier?
Poodles are very easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train because they are intelligent and eager to please their owners. However, it is important that you begin training a poodle to make the most out of their natural intelligence. Moreover, training your Poodle should be based on positive reinforcement and repetition. Be sure to give your Poodle praise when he obeys a command and ignores your poodle`s bad behavior.
To learn more, check out our article on how to train a poodle.
Skye Terriers are not easy to train.
Which one drools more, the Poodle or the Skye Terrier
Poodles do have a very low tendency to drool.
Skye Terriers do have a very low tendency to drool.
How Kid-friendly are Poodles and Skye Terriers?
Poodles get along well with kids. They are kid-friendly.
Skye Terriers get along well with kids. They are kid-friendly.
Does the Poodle Have a Higher Prey Drive than the Skye Terrier?
Poodles have a very low prey drive. This means they get won`t chase after smaller pets. They tend to get along well with other pets.
Skye Terriers have a high prey drive. They have the tendency to chase after smaller animals and pets. They do not get along well with other pets.
Do Poodles Bark and Howl? What about Skye Terriers?
Poodles are not very vocal. They do not tend to bark and howl.
Skye Terriers are highly vocal. They have the tendency to bark and howl.
Can Poodles Tolerate Cold Weather? And can Skye Terriers Tolerate Cold Weather?
Poodles can moderately tolerate cold weather.
Skye Terriers can very well tolerate cold weather.
Wanderlust Potential: Poodle vs. Skye Terrier
Poodles have a moderate tendency to wander. This means that they sometimes get distracted by other animals or objects.
Skye Terriers have a high tendency to wander. They are easily distracted by other animals or objects.
Can Poodles Tolerate Hot Weather? Can Skye Terriers Tolerate Hot Weather?
Poodles can tolerate hot weather.
Skye Terriers can tolerate hot weather.
Is the Poodle Better for Apartment Owners than the Skye Terrier?
Poodles adapt very well to apartment living.
Skye Terriers adapt very well to apartment living.
Which is Better for New Dog Owners, the Poodle or the Skye Terrier?
Poodles are very good for new dog owners.
Skye Terriers are very good for new dog owners.
Poodle Versus Other Dog Breeds
You may also be interested in how the poodle compares to other breeds aside from the Skye Terrier. So, see below the links to the comparison of the poodle to other breeds:poodle versus Dogue de Bordeaux poodle versus Cairn Terrier poodle versus Yorkipoo poodle versus Shiranian poodle versus King Shepherd poodle versus Aussiedoodle poodle versus Italian Greyhound poodle versus Irish Terrier poodle versus Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen poodle versus Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Conclusion: Poodle versus Skye Terrier. Which One is a Better Pet?
In summary, there is nothing like a better dog breed or a worse dog breed. The important question to ask is which dog breed better matches your interests and lifestyle. We hope our discussion above will help you in deciding which dog breed between the Poodle and the Skye Terrier better suits you and your family.