Meet Rowdy. Rowdy is a chocolate labrador with a rare skin condition called vitiligo, a disorder that causes a loss of skin pigmentation. As a result of this, Rowdy has bright white markings around his eyes, which really marks him out from the crowd. And now a charity that campaigns for awareness of the condition in humans, the American Vitiligo Research Foundation (AVRF), have adopted Rowdy to front a campaign designed to teach children that it’s okay to be different.
Rowdy will star in adverts campaigning against the bullying of children with vitiligo, encouraging them to be comfortable in their own skin.
Rowdy has lived eventful life, which has included being shot by a police officer, and having his stomach pumped after drinking toxic water.
Watch a video about Rowdy’s story below: