The Skye Terrier Health Committee will shortly be preparing the yearly health report. We would like to thank everybody who has provided DNA samples from their dogs. These samples are held securely at the Animal Health Trust and provide a valuable resource for monitoring breed health. To ensure that records are accurate and represent the
Category Archives: Health
As you may already know, the Skye Terrier Health Committee has been working closely with the Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust and Dr Penny Watson of Cambridge University on the ongoing research into Skye Terrier Hepatitis. We have received the following update from colleagues at the Animal Health Trust – With
Have you hear of the Skye Terrier database? The database provides a wonderful resource, courtesy of Hanna Granlund (of Buckwheaters Skye Terriers) (http://skyeterrier.no-ip.org/index.php), with a host of pedigree information. The database is an extensive online resource holding pedigree information for Skye Terriers from across the world. By entering the registered name of the dog on
A principle aim of the Skye Terrier Club is to preserve the future of the breed within the UK. Part of this effort includes monitoring and safeguarding the genetic variability of the breeding stock available to within the UK. The Skye Terrier Club believes it is important to encourage its members to consider the importation
The Skye Terrier Club, Skye Terrier Club of America and Skye Terrier Club of Finland are working together to investigate the incidence of different types of cancer among the Skye Terrier population. Representatives from the Clubs’ Health committees have put together a short survey to help gather information on cases of cancer around the globe.
Many people meeting Skyes the first time assume that their beautiful coat takes a lot of work to keep. While it looks spectacular, the Skye coat is also hardy and functional and can be controlled perfectly with weekly brushing. The Skye Terrier has a double coat comprised of a soft, downy undercoat and a longer,