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Adult German Shepherd With Rare Condition Looks Like Puppy

Forever young! Two-year-old German Shepherd still looks like a puppy due to a rare condition that means he’ll never grow up

  1. Ranger, two, AKC German Shepherd from Phoenix, Arizona that looks like a puppy
  2. He suffers from Pituitary Dwarfism, and won’t grow bigger than he is currently
  3. The poor pup went through several medical complications due to diagnosis
  4. But now healthy, and with a strong online following, Ranger is the happiest pooch

These pictures show an inspiring dog with dwarfism – that is stuck in perpetual puppy-hood.

Ranger is a two-year-old purebred AKC German Shepherd from Phoenix, Arizona, who has ‘Pituitary Dwarfism’.

It means he retains his puppy-like appearance much longer than is normal for his breed.

Ranger was diagnosed with the rare condition – which German Shepherds are predisposed to – after he contracted a parasite called Giardia.

After recovering from the infection his owners noticed Ranger wasn’t growing at the same rate a German Shepherd should.

They took him to their vet who revealed that little Ranger may have the Pituitary Dwarfism mutation.

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