The Skye terrier is a generally robust and healthy breed, but dogs, like humans, do inevitably sometimes suffer from ill health. The Skye Terrier Health Committee (STHC) monitors the wellbeing of the breed by collecting and storing information on any diagnosed cases of disease that occur throughout the full life of Skye Terriers in the UK. This is the only way to try and ensure the future health of our wonderful breed. It is therefore very important that owners report any health issues to our data collection. All given information is treated in strictest confidence. Conditions currently being monitored by the Skye Terrier Health Committee are:
Occurrences of Cancer (in association with the Skye Terrier Club of Finland and the Skye Terrier Club of America)
There is information on each of these conditions, along with the Renal Dysplasia Breed Health Initiative below, and further advice can always be sought from the Health Committee. The Skye Terrier Health Committee also oversee the Skye Terrier Health Research Fund.