When you bring a puppy home, you wish that they could always be so tiny, jumping around in the house . But eventually, they grow up into gorgeous dogs and are not capabale of fitting in your anymore. What if we told you, that there is a dog the didn’t grow up at all. We would like you to meet this dwarf German Shepherd who still looks like a innocent puppy.
This little guy is almost 3 yeras old and has a rare condition called Pituitary Dwarfism. Unlinke other dogs of this breed who tend to grown majestic, this one still look like a puppy.
Look at this little baby with it’s big ears!
Ranger will never grown in size for his entire life He was first diagnosed with the condition due to an infection called Giardia. It is usually caused by a parasite.
Such a good little boy!
His owners think that he has this rare condition because of his parents, this is what they had to say. “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,”
It’s hard to believe this one is 3 years old!
“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.”
I’m not a little guy, I’m a big guy. I don’t need no toys mom!
Endless cuddles for Ranger.
The condition in dogs is caused because of the thyroid disorder that causes the thyroid glands to stop producing or not produce enough hormones. Because of this, the poor fellow had to suffer from hair loss and poor skin. But thankfully, he is being treated and managed by medication.
He’s not the only sibling!
He has two sisters, Hazel and Jessie.
Hazel is a German Shepherd too, and Jassie is a Labrador.