This 2-Year-Old German Shepherd With Dwarfism Will Always Look Like A Tiny Puppy


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It is certain that most people just can’t get over cute fluffy animals. Cats, dog, bunnies or pandas – you name it! And the tinier, the better, isn’t that right? Well, in this case, mother nature decided to play a prank and made a normally pretty large dog, a German Shepherd, stay looking like a cute tiny puppy for as long as he lives. Sadly, it had to come with a price to pay. But don’t you worry, this is a story with a very happy ending!

This is Ranger

Image credits: ranger_thegshepherd

Ranger is a fully grown 2-year-old purebred German Shepherd who despite his age is stuck in puppy-hood forever. This is due to a rare condition he has – Pituitary Dwarfism. He was diagnosed with Dwarfism after an infection caused by a parasite called Giardia.

A 2-year-old German Shepherd with a rare condition that has him stay in puppy-hood forever

Image credits: ranger_thegshepherd

Ranger’s owner Shelby Mayo took to explaining his condition: “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. 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.


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