Our ZinciesWhat is a Zincie? Here is some information on Zincie dogs you might have heard, their treatment and some that are in their forever homes.

Apart from being a cute little bull terrier with a huge personality there are many aspects to consider when bringing one of these angels into your home.
Lethal acrodermatitis (LAD) is a rare breed-specific genetic disease of bull terriers.

Clinical signs usually present in puppies, with growth retardation, acrodermatitis, purulent dermatitis and paronychia. Affected pups can also exhibit abnormal behaviour and diarrhoea, though not all of these symptoms are present in all afflicted pups.

Skin lesions begin as areas of moderate hyperkeratosis and progress to severe hyperkeratosis with secondary bacterial and Malassezia spp yeast infections. The rostral dorsal muzzle, lips and periocular areas had thick adherent scale with brown yellow crusts

Juliet Shaw developed a medication plan after keeping her own LAD puppies and developing relationships with other owners globally. Juliet is happy to share her knowledge and has helped our rescue to save several LAD puppies and assisted with getting them into loving homes.

The medication costs are not cheap and can cost up to £100.00 per month.

The rescue holds walks, auctions and fun days to help bring in funds which go towards the treatment of these and other dogs in our care.