Well, I say all that to bring you to my point. I've been involved in 4 different communications in the last month about a very specific health issue that I happen to know something about even though I am not a medical professional or associated with any Vet. I have two Boxers with the same condition. It's called Hyper Keratosis of the Nasal Planum. Here is a brief description of the symptoms according to Cedar Hill Vet Clinic (found on the web).
The skin of the nose becomes dry, thickened, and hornlike. The callused nose may crack and develop fissures, then become irritated and infected. It can stay confined to one part of the nose or encompass then entire planum nasale (the moist, black part of most dogs' noses). It may or may not also involve the pads of the feet.
|Just threw this picture in...McKenzie does not have this condition.|
She is beautiful-- like a Super Model for Boxers,