no belief, if specifically it's this type of mange, it is genetic. I also know it can skip a generation. How do I know? I dealt with it. The Bitch had been retired after 1 litter as it was better for her, not having to do with this however absolutely I would have had to retire her anyway. Pups were diagnosed properly, there was no doubt. You also need to find out if it's localized or generalized. The pups are fine, they were treated with Ivermectin and it's done and over with. Just heartbreaking even thinking what happened. Below is a link if you want to read about it, there is other great info on the net too.
Our three year old boxer had that when we first brought him hime from the breeder. We were told that all living creatures have it, but our bodies usally fight it off. We were told that it gets a hold of a creature who has a imature imune system?? We had to dip our puppy a couple times in some nasty stuff and then keep an eye on him and pray it didnt come back. Happy to say he is a very haelthy happy 95 lb baby.I wish I could have checked to see if any of the rest of the litter got it, but the breeder didnt want to share that info.We did hear that we should get him fixed, as it could be passed on. We planned on that anyways, but possibly some of the others who paid 800.00 for thier boxer males had ohter ideas, I wish I could have shared our medical history with the other familys who bought from this breeder.
Wow, hmm they would not share medical historys with other owners of littermates. This is kinda fishy to me. I have a mailing list made up for each puppy litter. If anyone gets so much as runny poop I email other owners of the same litter and see if they are experiencing similar problems. It offers help to my puppies and there families. Not to mention will help me in the future to avoid breeding the same problems by identifying weakness in my bloodlines. I recently found out that I should not be giving my dogs a 5 way puppy shot untill they are 8 weeks old and only give parvo at 5 weeks otherwise it can compramize there fradgile immune systems. Last letter all ended up with puppy stalph after there 5 way at 6 weeks and now I know why :) IMO a good breeder will be happy to discuss any illness or defect in there dogs or litters that they have produced, I know I do. Honesty is always better in the long run.
Ivy your information is correct. Canines do carry this in the skin and the on set is usually due to an immune problem. More pups have lower immunities in the beginning then people think and clearly this triggers it. You were lucky, I was lucky, there is no doubt. I was also blessed that just by coincidence I had retired my bitch because the whelp was not good and I just did not have the heart to do it again. I am NOT that type of breeder of course. Sounds as if your pup had "localized" juvinile form.
I can't get into that link boxer, can you copy and paste the entire link please.
Yes, that's basically correct but you have to read it carefully. It's genetic, dogs with it should never be bred!! Below is a copy/paste from your link. Believe me, it's genetic, it sucks. Not the mite, the ability to fight it off... Mite is from mommy snuggling with babies and transferred.
The specific antibodies that will defend against infestation of Demodex can be inherited and most dogs have those immune factors and are able to defend against Demodex. But some individuals have inherited a deficiency of those antibodies and just don't have the ability to fend off the mites. So the ability to resist the mites, or not resist, is inherited. The actual mites are not inherited