Jaime wrote:i hope it isn't color dilution alopecia...
It isn't what????
not itchy at all. after my vet mentioned this i did some online searching and this is what i found:
Color-dilution alopecia appears to be the same disorder as Black Hair Follicular Dysplasia but covers a wider range of coat colors. It is also called Blue Doberman Syndrome, Fawn Irish Setter Syndrome, and Blue Dog disease. Patchy poor haircoat is the hallmark.
CONGENITAL AND INHERITED ANOMALIES OF THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM
Color dilution alopecia in a young Doberman Pinscher. Note dorsal thinning of haircoat. Courtesy of Dr. Stephen White
In dogs, there are several tardive follicle dysplasias, including color dilution alopecia. This is found in some dogs bearing the coat color phenotype dd, which renders black genotypes blue and liver genotypes beige or fawn. This syndrome is best known in Doberman Pinschers but is also commonly seen in color dilute Dachshunds, Italian Greyhounds, Greyhounds, Whippets, Yorkshire Terriers, and tricolor hounds. Affected dogs are born with normal hair coats but, before 1 yr of age, begin to develop follicular seborrhea, folliculitis, and hypotrichosis that is progressive and confined to the blue or fawn-colored areas. Black hair follicle dysplasia, a similar, but earlier developing and more complete hypotrichosis, is seen in black and white piebald dogs. The hypotrichosis develops shortly after birth and affects only the black-colored areas. This syndrome is best known in the Papillon and Bearded Collie. A similar follicular dysplasia is reported in nonpiebald breeds. Other types of follicular dysplasias that are apparently affected by endocrine factors are seasonal flank alopecia of Boxers and Airedale Terriers and various woolly syndromes and postclipping alopecia in Spitz-type breeds. Growth hormone-responsive alopecia in Pomeranians is probably hereditary. In cats, follicular dysplasia occurs in the Devon Rex. In horses, both color dilution alopecia and black hair follicle dysplasias are occasionally reported, especially in the Appaloosa. Reported hair shaft structural abnormalities of dogs and cats include pili torti (American Wirehaired Cat), trichorrhexis nodosa, and spiculosis (Kerry Blue Terrier).