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Akita Behaviour & Temperament

While everyone who breeds or buys dogs probably agrees they want dogs with "good" temperaments, exactly what that means is left to the imagination more often than not. Read this great Article by Sherry E Wallis for some interesting opinions.

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Progressive Retinal Atrophy - PRA

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) is an inherited condition known to occur in many breeds of dogs. The initial onset of disease occurs at different ages in different breeds of dogs. Dogs with PRA gradually lose eyesight due to degeneration of the retina. There is no treatment for PRA.

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Sebaceous Adenitis

Sebaceous Adenitis is a hereditary autoimmune skin disease whose mode of Inheritance is believed to be simple autosomal recessive, requiring a single Defective gene from both sire and dam. SA is not sex linked. A genetic disease of this type cannot be cured, but can be treated and most definitely can be bred away from.

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Understanding Sebaceous Adenitis

Sebaceous Adenitis (SA) is a skin disease appearing most frequently in young adult dogs. For reasons currently unknown, sebaceous glands become inflamed and may eventually be destroyed leading to progressive loss of hair.

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Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome

The correct name for this disease in dogs is Uveo-Dermatological Syndrome or UDS, but because of the strong similarity to an auto-immune disease in humans it is more often known as VKH (VKH being the initial letters of the three scientists Vogt, Koyanagi and Harada who discovered the disease in humans).

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