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Dog Skin Pimples: Causes by Breed

Certain breeds have a higher incidence of disease that could lead to dog skin pimples, pustules (pus filled canine pimples) and papules (hard raised pimples). Many breeds develop skin disorders from the interaction between genetics and the dog's environment. (see table for )

Genetics plays an important role in determining the cause of skin disease. Many genetic diseases are well defined in terms of clinical signs and can provide important diagnostic clues. Recent advances in mapping the canine genome are increasing the numbr of diseases that can be traced back to a genetic defect. Some of these can be confirmed with genetic testing. Others such as dog hair loss at birth or at age 2 to 4 weeks are clear indications of a genetic disorder.

Doberman With Multiple Skin Problems


Doberman with multiple dog skin problems such as yeast Malassezia dermatitis, bacterial skin infection and demodex (mange). The patient was cured of all conditions.

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Breed and Dog Skin Pimples


Dog Breed
Conditions that Contribute to Dog Skin Pimples
Airedale
  • Adult-onset demodicosis (mange)
  • Cyclic follicular dysplasia (seasonal dog hair loss, hyper-pigmentation of the skin in irregular defined areas, regrows in 3 to 6 months)
Akita
  • (excessive water blisters, group of skin diseases with excessive scaling)
  • Sebaceous adenitis (inflammation of the sebaceous gland, which are glands all over the skin)
  • Uveodermatologic syndrome (immune mediated disease that causes depigmentation of skin. Also called Vogt-Koyanagi
  • Harada-like syndrome
  • Cutaneous Depigmentation
Afghan hound
Basset Hound
Beagle
  • Atopy
  • Demodicosis (mange)
  • IgA deficiency
Belgian Tervuren
Border Collie
Borzoi
Boston Terrier
  • Atopy
  • Demodicosis
  • Intertrigo
Boxer
  • Atopy
  • Cyclic follicular dysplasia (seasonal dog hair loss, hyperpigmentation of the skin in irregular defined areas, regrows in 3 to 6 months)
  • Demodicosis
  • Hyperadrenocorticism: Cushings Disease
  • Muzzle and/or pedal bacterial furunculosis
  • Dog Skin Pimples on Chin and around mouth
Bull-mastiff
  • Bacterial furunculosis
Bull terrier
  • Atopy
  • Acrodermatitis
  • Bacterial furunculosis
  • Solar dermatitis
Cairn Terrier
  • Atopy
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Atopy
Chihuahua
  • Demodicosis
Chow Chow
  • Adrenal sex hormone abnormalities
  • Pemphigus foliaceus
  • Demodicosis
  • Hyposomatotropism
  • Hypothyroidism
Collie
Curly-coated Retriever
  • Follicular dysplasia
Dachshund
  • Bacterial pyoderma
  • Color dilution alopecia
  • Hyperadrenocorticism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Juvenile cellulitis
  • Malassezia dermatitis
  • Pattern alopecia
  • Pinnal vasculitis
  • Sterile pyogranulomatous dermatitis
  • Sterile nodular panniculitis
Dalmatian
  • Atopy
  • Demodicosis
  • Solar dermatitis
Doberman
  • Acral lick dermatitis: skin disorder where dogs lick a local area, usually a lower limb.  Can be a psychogenic (psychological disorder).  Licking can cause skin infection.
  • Bacterial pyoderma
  • Color dilution alopecia
  • Demodicosis
  • Drug reaction (particularly against sulfonamides)
  • Follicular dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Vitiligo
English Bulldog
  • Atopy
  • Bacterial pyoderma
  • Cyclic follicular dysplasia
  • Demodicosis
  • Intertrigo
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Malassezia dermatitis
  • Sterile pyogranuloma syndrome
German Shepherd
  • Atopy
  • Bacterial pyoderma
  • Ear tip fly dermatitis
    Eosinophilic furunculosis
  • Flea-bite hypersensitivity
  • Food adverse reaction
  • Idiopathic onychomadesis
  • Mucocutaneous bacterial pyoderma
  • Pemphigus erythematosus
  • Pituitary dwarfism
  • Pyoderma
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Tarsal fistulae
  • Vitiligo
Golden Retriever
  • Acral lick dermatitis
  • Atopy
  • Bacterial pyoderma
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Juvenile cellulitis
  • Nasal hypopigmentation ("Dudley nose")
  • Pyotraumatic dermatitis
Gordon Setter
  • Atopy
  • Hypothyroidism
Great Dane
  • Acral lick dermatitis
  • Bacterial pyoderma
  • Callus formation
  • Demodicosis
  • Hypothyroidism
Great Pyrenees
  • Demodicosis
  • Pyotraumatic dermatitis
Irish Setter
  • Atopy
  • Color dilution alopecia
  • Hypothyroidism
Irish Water Spaniel
  • Follicular dysplasia
Jack Russel Terrier
  • Atopy
  • Demodicosis
Keeshond
  • Alopecia X due to sex hormone imbalances
  • Hyposomatotropism
  • Hypothyroidism
Labrador Retriever
Lhasa Apso
  • Atopy
  • Malassezia dermatitis
Malamute
  • Zinc-responsive dermatitis
Miniature Schnauzer
  • Cyclic follicular dysplasia (seasonal dog hair loss, hyperpigmentation of the skin in irregular defined areas, regrows in 3 to 6 months)
Newfoundland
  • Bacterial pyoderma
  • Pyotraumatic dermatitis
Old English Sheepdog
  • Atopy
  • Demodicosis
Pekingese
  • Intertrigo
Pointer
  • Acral mutilation
  • Demodicosis
  • Hereditary lupoid dermatosis
Pomeranian
  • Adrenal sex hormone abnormalities
  • Hyposomatotropism
Poodle
  • Hyperadrenocorticism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Injection reactions
  • Sebaceous adenitis (Standard)
Portuguese Water Dog
  • Follicular dysplasia
Pug
  • Atopy
  • Intertrigo
Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Dermoid sinus
Rottweiler
  • Bacterial pyoderma
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitiligo
Samoyed
  • Sebaceous adenitis
Schipperke
  • Pemphigus foliaceus
Scottish Terrier
  • Atopy
Shar-pei
  • Atopy
  • Bacterial pyoderma
  • Demodicosis
  • Food adverse reaction
  • Hypothyroidism
  • IgA deficiency
  • Intertrigo
  • Mucinosis
Schnauzer
  • Atopy
  • Aurotrichia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Schnauzer comedo syndrome
  • Superficial suppurative necrolytic
  • Dermatitis
Shetland Sheepdog
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Lupus erythematosus
Shi-Tzu
  • Atopy
Siberian Husky
  • Eosinophilic furunculosis
  • Follicular dysplasia
  • Zinc-responsive dermatitis
  • Atopy
Spaniels (Cocker and Springer)
  • Food adverse reaction
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Idiopathic onychomadesis
  • Intertrigo
  • Malassezia dermatitis
  • Psoriasiform-lichenoid dermatosis (English Springer Spaniel)
  • Seborrhea
St. Bernard
  • Acral lick dermatitis
  • Bacterial pyoderma
West Highland White Terrier
  • Atopy
  • Seborrhea
  • Epidermal dysplasia
  • Food allergy
  • Otitis externa (swimmers ear)
  • Cutaneous yeast
Terrier
  • Food adverse reaction
  • Malassezia dermatitis
  • Seborrhea
Viszla
  • Granulomatous sebaceous adenitis
Weimaraner
  • Lipoma
  • Sterile pyogranulomatous syndrome
Yorkshire Terrier
  • Color dilution alopecia (hair loss)
  • Injection reactions
  • Traction alopecia: hair loss from objects placed in hair by owner

Source: R.S. Mueller, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University

 

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Source: R.S. Mueller, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University

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