- The puppy was one of five in a litter born at a farm on the island of Sardinia. All of the dog’s brothers and sisters had white fur, which was the same as the mother’s own.
- So, the family named the dog Pistachio because of the green fur.
But it won’t last long. Apparently Pistachio’s fur has already begun to change and fade away.
This is a rare thing. Per BBC News, puppies born with green fur “is believed to be a result of the puppy making contact with a green pigment called biliverdin while in the womb.”
This has happened before. In 2017, a green puppy was born stateside in Massachusetts, according to CBS News.