If there is one thing that pretty much everyone can agree on, it’s that dogs are pretty much the greatest. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t like them. Heck, even cat people can get behind the right dog.
The only thing that people might like more is an underdog story…see what we did there?
This Is Blaze
As you may have noticed, he’s got something a little different going on with his appearance. He’s got a condition called vitiligo. It’s a condition that is usually seen in humans, and it causes someone to lose pigmentation in their skin, but it can also happen to dogs making their coat change color over time.
Blaze Doesn’t Seem To Mind
Blaze first came to internet stardom after he was featured on a popular Facebook page called the Dogspotting Society. The post of his picture received over 32,000 likes, which totally makes sense because he’s adorable. Now he’s taking Instagram by storm.
The Black Lab Wasn’t Always So Speckly
For most of his life, Blaze was just your average black lab with a thick coat of soft black fur. It wasn’t until he turned 10 that he started changing color. It started with a white patch on his ear, which his owners originally thought nothing of.
Before They Knew It, His Whole Head Was White
Don’t worry about Blaze, though. Even though the vitiligo has drastically changed his appearance, it doesn’t affect his overall health. He’s still a charming and energetic young man who is always up for an adventure. His family lives in Finland, and they take him on lots of hikes. He especially loves playing hide-and-seek.
One Last Fun Fact
Blaze loves Star Wars, as you might have guessed from one of the pictures where he’s posing with a lightsaber. He even has a Star Wars themed collar, so not only is Blaze adorable, he’s got great taste. The Force is definitely with him!