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Other Names:
Autosomal Recessive With Variable Expressivity
3 bp deletion (del ACC), 8 bp insertion (ins TACTACTA)
Affected Gene(s):
Affected Breed(s):
Golden Retriever, Goldendoodle

Common Symptoms

Ichthyosis (Golden Retriever type) is an inherited condition of the skin affecting dogs. The age of onset and severity of disease are highly variable, however most affected dogs present before one year of age with flaky skin and dull hair. Over time the skin develops a grayish color and appears thick and scaly, especially over the abdomen. The symptoms may progress to severe scaling all over the body, may improve with age, or may come and go over the dog’s lifetime. While the prognosis is generally good for affected dogs, they are at increased risk for skin infections.


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