The Skye Terrier is a long, low, terrier and originally from the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Skye Terriers have a big personality, perched on top of short little legs, and are characterized by their elegant ears and wiry coat. They absolutely love to hunt smaller animals, so keep them away from rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs. Skye Terriers are generally very good natured to their family members, however they may be standoffish to strangers. They love a good amount of attention, and may sometimes dig, chew, and bark to express their frustration if left alone too long.
Common Health Conditions
- Degenerative disc disease is also a common problem in short-legged dogs, such as the Skye Terrier. This causes spontaneous degeneration of the outer part of the disc, resulting in sudden disc rupture or herniation.
- Canine mammary tumors or mammary neoplasms are among the most common type of lesions found in female Skye Terriers.
- All kinds of worms and bugs can invade your Skye Terrier’s body- for example, parasites such as fleas, ticks, mites, and worms can irritate the skin and ears.