There are plenty of animals on social media who have captivated their audiences thanks to their very charming personal quirks or their unique appearances. Milkshake is a little 17-month-old pug who has been taking the social media world by storm, thanks to his very different look. Unlike most pugs, who are black and tan or all black, Milkshake has very rare baby blush pink fur, as well as beautiful light blue eyes.
Milkshake isn’t the only pink pug, but he’s definitely in a very, very elite league. In fact, there are less than 100 pink pugs in the entire world! He’s very much a rarity.
Milkshake gets his unusual pigmentation from, well, a lack of pigmentation. It would seem that somewhere along his pug family lineage, there was an albino pug.
Milkshake was acquired by his owner, Maria, after she spotted him at a London breeder, playing with his siblings. She said that as soon as she saw him, she wanted to bring him home. He was 10 weeks old at the time.
As Maria shared with Unilad, “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.”