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    Default Mmmmm chicken!!

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    As bad as it looks, she didn't actually kill the chicken, she just found it after it died... she definitely enjoyed it though

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    She is really gorgeous. I love the colour of her coat! I'm sure it feels like velvet

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    Quote Originally Posted by margoo View Post
    She is really gorgeous. I love the colour of her coat! I'm sure it feels like velvet
    Thanks Her sides are really soft but the top of her back and sometimes other areas can tend to be a bit rough. The difference is because she has CDA - Colour Dilution Alopecia.

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    I just had to google that. You mean she is going bald??? Is that treatable? I never heard of that before. But from the sounds of it it's affectign dogs bred purely for their unusual colour?

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    LOL .... who dosn't love a good feed of chook ! A quick bite before a certain Aussie Shepherd smelt the tucker ??

    Hey Koda ... you snooze you loose !!


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    Quote Originally Posted by margoo View Post
    I just had to google that. You mean she is going bald??? Is that treatable? I never heard of that before. But from the sounds of it it's affectign dogs bred purely for their unusual colour?
    She isn't going bald, although in summer she will sometimes get small bald patches on her sides and on the top of her head. As far as i'm aware it can effect any dog which has a dilute coat colour. I know of a lot of Blue and Fawn Kelpies who have it.
    Thankfully Dodges CDA isn't really severe so it has only made her fur thin out in particular areas rather than actually go bald. She has normal (but quite rough in some areas) fur with guard hair over most of her body but on her sides, part of her tail and sometimes part of her head between her ears, she has no guard hair and it is just undercoat which is very soft. As far as i'm aware, there is no treatment for the disease however i have heard that there are some supplements which can help the fur to grow back in some dogs. It may get worse as Dodge ages, but as long as she is warm and happy she will be fine. Dodge has lived with it her whole life (she's 9 now) and has never seemed bothered by it. In the cold weather i just put her warm jacket on and it keeps her nice and warm where her fur is thin

    You can see how her coat looks in this photo
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    Its somewhat amusing, i've had quite a few people tell me how much they like the way i shaved my Kelpie in the unique pattern I just explain to them what CDA is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    LOL .... who dosn't love a good feed of chook ! A quick bite before a certain Aussie Shepherd smelt the tucker ??

    Hey Koda ... you snooze you loose !!
    LOL Dodge is a smart girl, she knew to keep in way away from Koda! I don't think he even figured out that she had it

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