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Skye Terrier

General Description

The Skye Terrier is a medium-size dog breed developed on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. They were originally bred to hunt and kill badger, otter, and fox, but these days they're appreciated as a versatile companion breed.

General Health

Skye Terriers can be affected by several medical conditions including eye problems (like glaucoma and lens luxation), hypothyriodism, vonWillebrand's disease (a blood clotting disorder), allergies, and ulcerative colitis.

Character and Temperament

Intelligent, Gay, Friendly, Fearless, Loyal, Good-tempered

Exercise

One hour per day

Origin

Skye terrier, breed of dog that was originated as a hunter on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, and has remained relatively unchanged for about 400 years. In the 19th century the Skye was one of the most popular terriers and was used as a working dog as well as the pet of the nobility.

Stats

Average Dog Size

10

Average Dog Weight

35-40

Average Bitch Size

9

Average Bitch Weight

26-30

Average Life Expectancy

12-15


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