Meet this German Shepherd named Ranger and he is 4 years old. Because of his dwarfism, he looks like a puppy. The dog grew only the third of size he could grow.
Due to inbreeding, the dog developed pituitary dwarfism which directly affected the growth of tetrapods.
“Dwarfism is actually a hereditary genetic disorder in which the defective genes are inherited from both parents. Due to the lack of growth hormone, from about 2 months of age, the development of the growth of the animal slows down.
Dwarf dogs are small with soft, fluffy coats. Most dogs with a genetic disease die before the age of 3.
However, Shelby Mayo the owner of the dog takes good care of him and thanks to her care and attention the dog is in good health.
Mayo opened an Instagram account for her pet. She wants to spread the word about the consequences of inbreeding so that more people know about the consequences of genetic modification. The fact is that dwarfism shortens the life of animals. Already about 139 thousand people are subscribed to the dog’s account.