Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Here's Rowdy the black Labrador with vitiligo

14-year-old Rowdy from Canby, Oregon, has vitiligo, a disorder that causes the loss of skin pigment. The condition began within the last couple of years.

His owners, Niki and Tim Umbenhower, are regularly stopped by strangers who think they have painted his eyes white. Rowdy is now helping teach children that being different is beautiful, as a representative of the American Vitiligo Research Foundation.

YouTube link.


Anonymous said...

Don't the owners now have to be very careful about exposing their doggie to sunlight?


Dunex said...

The colour has changed but the fur is still there so it's not realy a problem health-wise, use normal precautions.