A unique appearance: this shepherd dog has attracted the attention of the entire Internet with his appearance
A cute, funny and very small German Shepherd lives in the USA.
Ranger is 4 years old, he is a purebred German Shepherd. But you can’t tell from this dog that it is an adult.
And the thing is that the dog suffers from a rare disease.
Shelby Mayo, the owner of the shepherd dog, said that his pet was diagnosed with a rare genetic pathology – pituitary dwarfism.
Such a disease is hereditary and develops in offspring if both parents are carriers of the “broken” gene.
Ranger was born with dwarfism due to inbreeding, that is, crossing animals with close family ties, such as brothers and sisters from the same litter.
Veterinarian Lynn Janes said that the growth of dwarf dogs is very slow and stops completely at about 2-3 months.
But small size is not the only symptom. The Ranger also has a very soft and fluffy coat. Adults are more difficult.
Even the Ranger was given only 3 years, but the care of a loving hostess, complete care and a happy life made it possible to extend the term and give him the opportunity to live for many more years.
A few years ago, Shelby decided to start an Instagram account for her pet.
By creating this page, the owner of the dog wanted to draw attention to the problem of inbreeding. And Ranger became very popular. Absolutely all subscribers find him incredibly cute and funny.