Have you ever wished that your furry angel should stay a little puppy? Well, just like you, every pet parent secretly wishes that their dog must stay small and pudgy forever. Unfortunately, puppyhood doesn’t last long and it seems like these cuties grow up in just a blink of an eye.
This thing is true especially in the case of German shepherds. But there is a special pup called Ranger would stay pup forever. We know it’s hard to believe but it is true.
He is a full grown 3-year-old purebred German Shepherd with a rare condition, i.e., Pituitary Dwarfism. In simple terms, this dog would stay a puppy irrespective of his age.
If you are curious to know how he is diagnosed with dwarfism, it’s because of an infection that was caused by a parasite called Giardia.
You might find him adorable but his cuteness comes with side effects. This condition can be recessively inherited in certain breeds.
“When we originally got Ranger from the breeder, he was smaller than all his other littermates, but we figured that was because he had a parasite called Coccidia,” says Ranger’s human, Shelby Mayo.
“In the weeks following, we took him home and he was parasite free but later on ended up getting a parasite called Giardia. At the same time, we also discovered that Ranger had a large infection on his neck. We were eventually able to get the infection under control, fast forward a few months later we were finally able to get rid of Giardia.”