Irwin is part of the New Beginnings litter.
Juvenile cellulitis, also known by the name 'puppy strangles', is an uncommon skin condition of young dogs. Juvenile cellulitis most commonly affects young puppies, between one and six months of age. In rare cases, juvenile cellulitis can also affect young adult dogs and has been reported in dogs up to four years old.
The underlying cause of juvenile cellulitis has not yet been identified. This condition is currently regarded as idiopathic, meaning that its cause is currently unknown. The condition does appear to have an immune-mediated component, meaning that the puppy's immune system is attacking the puppy’s own skin, but the underlying cause of this immune attack has not yet been identified.
Juvenile cellulitis appears to have a possible hereditary component. Certain families of dogs are more likely to develop juvenile cellulitis.