The owners of Rowdy, Niki and Tim Umbenhower, say that the unusual condition on the face of their Labrador is a form of "vitiligo" that made the fur around his eyes to turn white for a period of one year. Vitiligo is not a serious illness, yet it causes loss of skin pigment.
According to the owners of Rowdy, the 13 year old Labrador has cheated death two times at least in his life! First, he was poisoned by river water, and then he was accidentally shot by a police officer and also survived! In other words… this dog is a walking miracle!