Meet Ranger, The German Shepard With Dwarfism Who Will Stay A “Puppy” Forever
There’s a German Shepherd on the internet who has dwarfism, and because of this will look like a cute, tiny little puppy for his whole life. Meet Ranger the dog, the German Shepherd with dwarfism who is winning hearts all over the world.
How Common Is Dwarfism In Dogs?
Pituitary dwarfism in dogs is super rare. This condition is a genetic disorder in which the body’s pituitary glands don’t produce enough growth hormones.
The lack of grown hormones have seriously slowed the growth of this German Shepherd with dwarfism. His stunted growth makes him have unusually short legs a strangely long body, and a coat of hair that’s consistent with a much younger dog.
So, How Old Is Ranger??
If all of this makes you wonder if you can alter your pituitary gland to try and slow the process of ageing, you’re not alone.
Ranger is over five years old now. He was born on July 22, 2017. In that time, he has accomplished a lot. He’s managed to garner 137K followers on Instagram. He’s also had a lot of health conditions to go through on his journey to being such an inspiring little pupper.
On top of all of his popularity, there’s also the fact that people really care about Ranger! Being a German Shepherd with dwarfism apparently attracts a lot of attention.
His followers want pupdates all the time, especially when he goes to the vet and is experiencing health issues.
Despite A Ruff Start, Ranger Is Happy & Healthy
Here’s the sad part: The reason that Ranger has pituitary dwarfism is because of inbreeding with purebred dogs. How sad. These jerk breeders take genetics into their own hands and end up creating issues for the dogs who deserve the least of the pain. It’s awful.
However, Ranger is thriving! He has family around him and he also has some siblings to share the house with.