Enzo isn’t your typical golden retriever. He was born with a rare disorder called a pigmented somatic cell mutation. Because of the mutation, Enzo has a giant black spot on his face, making him extremely rare in appearance.
As Enzo’s mom explained to The Dodo, “Golden retrievers are born with a base black coat, with a ‘modifier gene’ that turns them golden. Almost every dog has this modifier. Enzo has a little stumble in his DNA that erased it on that one part of his face.”
Thankfully, the mutation has no negative side effects on Enzo’s health or lifestyle. In fact, the black spot may even benefit him – making him an Instagram star.
Enzo doesn’t know he’s different than other dogs of his breed. He goes about his life being the goodest of boys and people are always stopping to ask what breed he his!
Not only does Enzo love humans, he gets on with cats and kids as well.
What do you think of his cute little face?