April 18, 2021

Meet One Of Less Than 100 Pink Pugs In The World Called ‘Milkshake’

An adorable dog called Milkshake has become a social media sensation because it is one of less than 100 pink pugs worldwide.

The 17-month-old pup was born with an irresistibly squishy face and baby blue eyes, but it’s his blush pink fur and skin that really makes him stand out from the crowd.

His unusual coloring is caused by a lack of pigmentation inherited from an albino pug in his lineage, and when 33-year-old Maria spotted the pink pup among his brothers and sisters, she knew she had to have him.

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With 85.1k followers and rapidly counting, he’s a one-of-a-kind pink pug influencer on social media and only one of less than 100 pink pugs worldwide. His albino-like looks are a result of an inherited lack of pigmentation. Luckily, genetics only affected his coloring and Milkshake doesn’t face any condition-related health problems such as poor vision or blindess, sensitivity to direct sunlight, and higher risks of developing a skin cancer.

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Maria, from London, brought Milkshake home when he was 10 weeks old and he has since gone on to become Instagram famous.

Maria commented: “I had never even heard of pink pugs before, but when I went to the breeder and spotted Milkshake I thought he was adorable, and knew I had to have him.

They’re very rare. At the time, I think Milkshake was one of 30 in the world but there have been a few litters. There’s no more than 100 worldwide.

He’s not actually albino – he just has the coloring so he doesn’t suffer from any sight loss or hearing loss. He’s a happy healthy boy.

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Maria has described her pup as being quirky, happy, and engaging, as well as “very spoiled.” Milkshake goes everywhere with Maria, including meetings for work. He also gets to go weekly to the doggie spa for pampering and pedicures, as well as being dressed up in adorable outfits for photoshoots. Once his busy day is done, he gets treated with some chicken.

In addition to his online fame, Milkshake is a participant in dog shows and has his own trainer who is getting him in shape to be able to work in the entertainment industry in the future with adverts and films.

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Maria added, “Milkshake is the most famous pink pug on social media. His Instagram started just as a bit fun but straight away he got such a positive response. A lot of people messaged me saying they’d had a bad day and seeing Milkshake really cheered them up which encouraged me to post more. His following just kept getting bigger and bigger.”

Maria has even said that some of Milkshake’s Instagram followers that they’ve met in person have been “star-struck” by meeting him. And it is totally understandable, I mean, just look at him! How could that cute face not get you star-struck?

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