Don’t you wish you have the time to meet all the fantastic dogs in the whole world? You look at some Facebook Group or Twitter page about dogs, and you’ll be amazed at just how many exceptional animals there are. Thanks to social media and many of us stuck at home, we are all able to admire so many dogs of different breeds across the world.
Another budding internet star is a Labrador named Blaze. A photo of him posted on Dogspottting Society Facebook page went viral and got more than 32,000 likes. People are falling in love with the pooch because of his unique appearance. He has a distinctive black and white coat – which is rare for Labradors.
According to Santeri, Blaze’s owner, up until a year ago, the Labrador looks like most Labradors do – with a black coat. However, Santeri started noticing that white patches started to appear on Blaze’s ear. Soon after, the spots began spreading across the dog’s body. The white patches are now more dominant on his head and shoulders.
Not to worry, Blaze is more than fine. He is just afflicted with a condition called vitiligo. It’s a skin condition most common among humans, where the skin loses pigmentation. Santeri said that due to his new appearance, Blaze has also earned a few nicknames such as “the old man” and “the funny old man.” The nicknames are also because Blaze is now 10-years-old.
Contrary to what his name might suggest, however, Blaze is still very active. He enjoys getting out and hanging out around Finland. Santeri said that his dog is healthy and very energetic. They both love going out to meet new friends and putting smiles on those they meet on the streets.
Wants to get in on Blaze’s latest adventures? Follow his Instagram account!