Meet Ranger, The Tiny German Shepherd With Dwarfism That Will Look Like A Puppy Forever

Meet Ranger, The Tiny German Shepherd With Dwarfism That Will Look Like A Puppy Forever

German Shepherds are good-sized dogs, but Ranger is unlike other German Shepherds. Ranger is a tiny German shepherd and has a rare genetic condition called pituitary dwarfism. Pituitary Dwarfism is a genetic disorder in which the pituitary glands of the body don’t produce enough growth hormones. 

The 2-year-old Ranger is much smaller than other German Shepherds of his age and looks like a puppy. 

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Meet Ranger, The Tiny German Shepherd With Dwarfism That Will Look Like A Puppy Forever

The lack of growth hormones severely limits the growth and development of dogs. Some common signs of pituitary dwarfism are unusually short legs, an underdeveloped body, and not growing an adult coat of hair. 

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At the time of adoption, Ranger was much smaller than other puppies in the litter, but the owners didn’t think much of it. As months passed, they noticed that the puppy’s growth was very slow. 

Meet Ranger, The Tiny German Shepherd With Dwarfism That Will Look Like A Puppy Forever

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Ranger underwent treatment for an infection and different parasites, and then the vet claimed that he might be afflicted with dwarfism. The vets treated him for months and noticed that Ranger had not experienced any significant changes or growth in that time. 

Now Ranger is two years old, and it is clear that the vets were right about him. Ranger still hasn’t grown and looks like a young puppy. 

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Pituitary Dwarfism can be inherited in certain breeds, such as German Shepherds, and Ranger’s owners also admit that his conditions must be due to his parents’ genetics. 

Meet Ranger, The Tiny German Shepherd With Dwarfism That Will Look Like A Puppy Forever

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However, Ranger may look cute, but his condition is very serious. Dogs with pituitary dwarfism often suffer from a lot of health issues as a result of their condition. 

Ranger has struggled with thyroid issues which led to him losing his hair and appetite. Fortunately, he received medicines to manage his thyroid and is now doing very well. Now he is getting back his fur and enjoying his life. 

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Meet Ranger, The Tiny German Shepherd With Dwarfism That Will Look Like A Puppy Forever

Ranger is accompanied by two sisters, Hazel the Labrador and Jessie the German Shepherd. Although his sisters are bigger than him, Ranger doesn’t let his small stature hold him back. 

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Ranger loves goofing around and getting all the attention and love he deserves.

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