Hi there Rich & the lovely Stella, gidday from Australia. My girl is a black and tan 3 year old, answers to the name Jeddah.
Good to hear you're having success with skin problems. Our last dog was a Rottie, and we had major problems with her skin during our summer months! My husband ended up treating her with just good old Sorbolene......and it worked. He massaged it into her coat twice a day, and she regained full hair growth. Maybe we should market the idea to balding men!