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Dog Owner's Shock as Pet Golden Retriever Gives Birth to Incredibly Rare Green Puppy

Discussion in 'Other Dogs in the News' started by Michele, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Dog Owner's Shock as Pet Golden Retriever Gives Birth to Incredibly Rare Green Puppy
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    [​IMG]© Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: CASCADE NEWS A dog owner was left baffled when her pet golden retriever gave birth to a GREEN puppy.

    Three-year-old family pet Rio had a litter of nine puppies last week, but when one came out mint green Louise Sutherland was gobsmacked.





















    The extremely rare occurrence, which is thought to have happened only three times before in the world, is caused by a bile pigment called biliverdin that is found in the placenta of dogs.

    The substance can stain the puppy’s coat when it mixes with the mother’s amniotic fluid – the liquid that protects and nourishes the pup.

    Mrs Sutherland, from Golspie in the Scottish Highlands, has now named the pup Forest in recognition of her unusual shade.

    [​IMG]© Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: CASCADE NEWS She said: “The first pup was stuck, so myself and my daughter Claire managed to free him and pull him out safely.

    “It was all hands on deck but then as the puppies started to arrive, we noticed that one of the puppies had green fur. We couldn’t believe it.

    “When we checked it out later we found out it is very unusual and to do with the placenta. The colour has faded quite a bit already and will be gone soon, I’m told. We’ve named him Forest.”

    [​IMG]© Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: CASCADE NEWS A couple from Lancashire, whose chocolate Labrador gave birth to a green puppy in February this year, found only two other similar cases, including one in Spain.

    Mrs Sutherland said: “Rio had a total of seven boys and one girl and they are all great and growing like mushrooms.

    “This is her second litter but the first was much more normal – a five-hour labour and five pups, two girls and three boys. But this will be her last.”

    Mr Sutherland has managed to find good homes for all the puppies but is planning to keep Forest for herself.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...edibly-rare-green-puppy/ar-BBEFQK5?li=BBnbfcL
     
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  2. Derek1

    Derek1 Big Dog

    I would probably keep that one to
     
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  3. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    I assume the biliverdin washed away over time.
     
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  4. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    Too bad it wasn't pink!!
     

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