the only Golden Retriever that was born with a rare genetic mutation, and that makes him so adorable

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the only Golden Retriever that was born with a rare genetic mutation, and that makes him so adorable




Enzo joined his forever family when he was about 3 months old,
 and like any other puppy, he is very friendly, goofy, and loves meeting new people.
 butt a rare genetic  mutation made him stand out from the crowd.



a dog that typically has a single golden coat, the Enzo was born with a large black spot around the eye, almost completely covering the left side of the face. Her beauty mark is due to a rare disorder calledd somatic cell melanogenesis.



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“Golden retrievers are born with a base black coat, with a ‘modifier gene’ that turns them golden,” Ella Castro, Enzo’s mom, told The Dodo. “Almost every dog has this modifier. Enzo has a little stumble in his DNA that erased it on that one part of his face.”


Enzo’s condition is not at all common, making him a very special little pup, 

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The ‘birthmarkk’ gives Enzo a unique look, and he’s rocking it. He is quickly becoming a success on Instagram, under the handle mister.enzoviola, and we can see why. Who could possibly resist that adorable face?


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While he may be a rarity, Enzo is completely oblivious to this and has no idea that he’s any different from any other dog. Strangers are always fascinated by Enzo and his little freckle, meanwhile, Enzo just wants to befriend the entire world, no matter who they are or what they look like.


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It’s only his appearance that makes Enzo different from other dogs – like any other good boy he loves to play around in mud


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Most people don’t know he’s a golden,” Castro said. “They often ask his breed and say they assumed he was a mutt, because goldens are solid colored.”


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It’s impossible not to fall for this little guy and his adorable freckle. We love you Enzo!

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Another quirk about Enzo is that he’s actually very, very big for his age.




You can keep up with Enzo and his adventures on Instagram!

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