What I was trying to say is that what I’ve read about this is Grumpy Dwarf Is This Jolly Enough Shirt this type of breeding done on purpose can cause various health problems. Not this particular dog, his dwarfism was caused by a parasite. But your reasoning may be right. I just hate to see breeders going for smaller and smaller dogs that end up with all kinds of health issues. Well, I do love dogs but can’t say I’m up on dwarfism. I do know that breeders are going for smaller and smaller dogs but I don’t think that the same as dwarfism.
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And, no, I’m no expert on dogs. David Van Riper I’ve owned dogs all my life I know a lot about different breeds I currently have 4 dogs myself I’ve never heard of dwarfism in dogs ever just because people have never heard of it doesn’t mean they know nothing. I agree about not fostering disabilities in pets because we think they are cute. This pup was probably an accident, and he is adorable, but I would hate to see a breeder do this on purpose. People have, unfortunately, done this with cats. The Munchkin cat has dwarfism.
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May look cute to some, but it is selfish to give an animal a disability on purpose for our aesthetic preferences. Same with the Sphinx breed. It is not a normal state for a cat. Larisa Briggs Dachshunds, Corgis, Bassets etc. were also all created from dwarf puppies originally a couple of centuries ago. Dwarves are found all the time in dogs and cats, and other animals, just as in humans. Ok since no one informed you I’ll be the first. This type of breeding has been going on for decades. It’s the reason we have smaller dogs in existence. I don’t agree with it but it been the norm for pet dogs. It’s the reason most breeds even exist.
This is our Sasha, she is three years old and has the same condition, Pituitary Dwarfism. We bought a German Shephard from a Breeder and we didn’t realize she had the condition until about a month after we brought her home and she hadn’t grown. She is now desexed but If she were to fall pregnant it would almost kill her as the pups will most likely be average sized, so anyone thinking of breeding this dog it is a cruel and inhumane as they usually become very ill. We let the breeder know and they immediately stopped using that particular male to breed. They have a 3 5 year life expectancy, so we are just cherishing the Grumpy Dwarf Is This Jolly Enough Shirt we have with her.