Does anyone have any expierence with this? Not runt puppies, but true pituatary dwarfism?
I also knew a Doberman similar to what you're describing. He didn't have dwarfism but he did have liver issues from a very young age. I think it was a liver shunt, but I could be wrong. Definitely liver of some sort though. He died just short of a year old and was from a BYB somewhere.A while ago I met a doberman that only lived to be at the most a year old? But he never got above the size of a 4 month old puppy, (probably not more than 30 lbs) and he was very simple like a young puppy. His owner called him dwarfed, but I don't know if he actually had dwarfism. I do know he had a lot of health issues though.
His name was changed after he was adopted - this is the boy from DVDPA - a total sweet heart. We all cried when he died. We do know that he apparently came from a pet store - his family dumped him when he didn't exactly turn into the Doberman they envisioned.Interesting.. I just came across this topic after stumbling on the photo of this little guy:
His petfinder page was here:
Petfinder Adopted Dog | Doberman Pinscher | Phoenixville, PA | Bruno (little guy)
I agree that from the size of body, head and feet, he appears to be a true dwarf.
His page was also in the adoption section of the forum awhile back.