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Thump print size bald spot on head?

Discussion in 'Bull Terrier' started by Noxa88, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Noxa88

    Noxa88 Puppy

    My dogs had a thumb size bald spot on his head between his ears, and the same on the base of his tail. I was told by a friend that his bull terrier also had this and was told it was to do with sexual hormones and was specific to the bull terrier breed. His dogs patch healed on it's own within a couple of months, my dog has had it for about 12 weeks now. Has anyone else expierienced this and what should I do.

    Thank for any help
     
  2. jreyes

    jreyes Little Dog

    I have also been told it has to do with hormones and it happened to my male. I thought he had allergies or was biting on his tale. He wasnt, I just left it alone and it went away by its self. I dont recall how long it took though...
     
  3. Matt

    Matt Little Dog

    Carlos has this, too! We used to think he chewed his tail and that he had somehow scratched his head, but the spots are still there. They haven't gotten any worse, he doesn't seem bothered by them, and our vet didn't seem concerned, so we haven't gone to a specialist or anything.
     
  4. Noxa88

    Noxa88 Puppy

    Thanks for the help. They don't seem to bother him in any way either, guess it's just wait and see if they grow back. You both put my mind at ease though so thanks for that.
     
  5. Anubis

    Anubis Little Dog

    Its hereditary some bull terriers have it and staffords...it comes down from the old type bulldog.
     
  6. Mrpedigree

    Mrpedigree Big Dog

    is that right :confused:....and i was always told it was some type of gland by the vet .
     
  7. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    Electra and Bowzer both have had this before, and both dogs also had stud tail too.
     
  8. Matt

    Matt Little Dog

    The tail thing is called stud tail? Is there anything to be done about it (or the head thing), or are we right to just leave it alone?
     
  9. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    nothing can be done about it. bald spots on the base of the tail and top of the head is VERY common with this breed. Before I knew better I did everything I could to get rid of it, and nothing will work. :) Its hormonal.
     
  10. Matt

    Matt Little Dog

    Thanks; that's good to know!
     
  11. mottatron

    mottatron Little Dog

    Brando had that patch on his head when I picked him up as a puppy - and it has NEVER gone away in three years!
    It's fine and loads of bullies have it.
    Beware of vets telling you he has mange/some other nasty skin condition.
    Brando's tail gets a patch on it too every now and then, but that comes and goes.
    DO NOT WORRY ONE BIT!
     
  12. Anubis

    Anubis Little Dog


    This man is spot on.Dont let the vet fool you..alot of bull breeds have it as i said it comes down from the old type bull dog.
     
  13. BTsyndicate

    BTsyndicate Puppy

    I had the same problem, my girlfriends parents said I was a bad dog owner and didn't walk them everyday like I should so I did it for a month and sure enough the spot on her head went away I guess they get bored
     
  14. Bullful

    Bullful Little Dog

    baldness caused by boredom.....? What about the Xoloitzcuintli's?:lol:

    I just put a bit of vitamin-e on the spot to keep the skin soft, don't know if it helps but it eventually goes away.
     
  15. BTsyndicate

    BTsyndicate Puppy

    Ok maybe boredom was the wrong maybe it's anxiety or like when humans lose hair because of stress
     
  16. Bullful

    Bullful Little Dog

    Alopecia in humans. Some refer to the one on the dogs head as " Jesus' thumbprint".
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 19, 2011
  17. whiteguyjames

    whiteguyjames Little Dog

    This is an interesting thread because Max's tail has the same type of place on it. I thought he was biting his tail but I've never once seen him bite at it...
     

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