I had three Aussie's until a few days ago. Freckles died from Squamous Cell Carcenoma. It was not diagnosed until it was too late. She never showed any signs of this horrible disease until it was too late. The only symptom is bad breath. She had yearly dentals, plus I brush her teeth weekly. Within one week she was gone. My two other boys are still waiting at the gate and walking the house looking for her. It is devastating to me and to them that she will not return.
These dogs are wonderful, loyal, protective and so beautiful. They protect me as well as guard my little ranch.
Please note, if your dog has bad breath, something is wrong... please get it checked ASAP. Although I always had dentals, vet checks, I still could not prevent this disease.