Blaze has lived with his family in Finland for the past 10 years. For most of his life, everything remained the same for Blaze — including his monochromatic look.
He is a healthy and happy dog who loves to play and explore the outdoors with his owner, Santeri Frilander, where they reside in Finland.
Blaze’s graying face didn’t seem to slow him down one bit. The playful black Lab still loved running through the woods, jumping in the snow and swimming in the nearby lakes. But slowly, his parents noticed white patches of fur around his ears as well.
His owner was confused and worried, so he brought Blaze to the vet to get some answers.
He then learned that Blaze has Vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin or fur to lose pigmentation over time. Thankfully, this only affects appearance and doesn’t affect overall health.
Blaze’s vitiligo has earned so much attention from social media users. The picture quickly went viral with more than 32k likes, 2.8k comments and 1.2k shares.
When Frilander’s saw people’s interest on Blaze he opened an instagram account for him so everyone could follow Blaze’s adventures.