Crusty White Dog
White crusty dogs, formally known as blue staffordshire bull terrier Frises, are small breeds of lap dogs with naturally white coats. They are known for their cheerful personalities and they make good companions for older people as they do not require a lot of exercise. They are also a good choice for families with young children and other pets as they tend to get along well with them. However, they can sometimes develop white patches of crusty skin.
The Blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier: A Beautiful and Unique Coat Color
The crusty white dog buzz originally took off on Twitter and TikTok, where users poked fun at the sight of a small white dog with red or brown stains around its eyes. These stains are usually caused by the dog’s tears which dry and stain the fur near its face. The stains are actually made up of iron-rich porphyrin molecules that turn rusty when they are exposed to oxygen in the air. This is most common in small breeds such as Shih Tzus and Maltese.
In addition to the tears, crusty white dogs can also be affected by parasites, infections and skin conditions such as seborrhea and atopic dermatitis. A veterinarian can help you determine the underlying cause of your dog’s white patches and recommend the best course of treatment. In most cases, white crusty spots on a dog are not dangerous and can often be easily managed with some veterinary attention. However, you should still be vigilant and watch for any signs of an infection or other serious condition.