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Swiss Shepherd births pups: 3 white, 4 black, and one a very strange colour

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When a family in North Carolina prepared for their dog’s due date, they thought they would be ready for anything. But what actually happened on the day took them all by surprise.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 06/09/2020, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:25

At first, everything was running smoothly. Three puppies were born without any major issues.

Major shock

It was when the fourth one appeared that things started getting…strange! Indeed, the fourth puppy was a bright greenish-yellow colour!

Aside from that, the pup seemed to be in perfect health, but his new owners were still concerned. Especially since all the other puppies had either come out white or black!

Reason behind the strange phenomenon

After a quick search online, the family realised that the green colour on their puppy’s coat was due to the meconium contained inside the amniotic sac, which can sometimes stain fur, especially if it’s a light colour.

Because the puppy was born so vividly green and had such a large appetite, his family named him “Hulk”! Though the name will surely stick, his colour won’t. After a few baths, Hulk should become white as snow just like his siblings. But we’re sure he’ll be just as special to his future family regardless!

Learn more about the White Swiss Shepherd Dog!

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