Rare Pink Pug Called Milkshake Is One Of Less Than 100 In The World

by : Emily Brown on : 30 Mar 2020 11:18
Rare Pink Pug Called Milkshake Is One Of Less Than 100 In The WorldKennedy News and Media

An adorable dog called Milkshake has become a social media star, being just one of less than 100 pink pugs worldwide. 

The 17-month-old pup was born with an irresistibly squishy face and baby blue eyes, but it’s his blush pink fur and skin that really makes him stand out from the crowd.


His unusual colouring is caused by a lack of pigmentation inherited from an albino pug in his lineage, and when 33-year-old Maria spotted the pink pup among his brothers and sisters, she knew she had to have him.

Owner Maria with pink pug MilkshakeKennedy News and Media

Maria, from London, brought Milkshake home when he was 10 weeks old and he has since gone on to become Instagram famous, with more than 55,100 followers.

Maria commented:


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.

They’re very rare. At the time, I think Milkshake was one of 30 in the world but there have been a few litters. There’s no more than 100 worldwide.

He’s not actually albino – he just has the colouring so he doesn’t suffer from any sight loss or hearing loss. He’s a happy healthy boy.

Milkshake wearing gold necklace with his name onKennedy News and Media

The loving owner described Milkshake as quirky, happy-go-lucky and friendly, as well as being ‘very spoiled’. He accompanies Maria to her work meetings and is treated to weekly visits to a dog spa, where he gets pampered with pedicures before getting dolled up in cute outfits for photo shoots, after which he gets treated to some chicken.

As well as being Insta-famous, Milkshake takes part in national dog shows and has a trainer who is working with him so he can feature in adverts and films in the future.

Milkshake the pink pugKennedy News and Media

Maria continued:

Milkshake is the most famous pink pug on social media. His Instagram started just as a bit fun but straight away he got such a positive response.

A lot of people messaged me saying they’d had a bad day and seeing Milkshake really cheered them up which encouraged me to post more.

His following just kept getting bigger and bigger.

Maria admitted some of Milkshake’s Instagram followers get ‘star-struck’ when they see him in real life, and it’s easy to see why when he’s so adorable!


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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

Topics: Animals, Albino, Dog, London