We know that there are Miniature English Bull Terriers,we have written about them.Not dwarfs,but down sized versions of the original.
Today,courtesy Mr.Sanni Olanipekun we bring you a Miniature Alsatian (German Shepherd dog) and we will explain the basic differences between the Miniature and the Dwarf.
The Dwarf German Shepherd is a small sized German Shepherd due to pituitary gland defects just like dwarf humans.
The miniature German Shepherd on the other hand is a small German Shepherd,smaller due to mixed parentage.Collies,Puddles are the breeds most commonly used to mix with regular German shepherds to achieve this.
Mr.Sanni Olanipekun informed that his,is a product of mixing,although his Vet also suggested dwarfism.
He has a Finnish Spitz as well,mixed too.
From my careful observation I see more Miniature than Dwarf as Dwarfs are prone to health issues including hair loss,leading to baldness all over.
Photo Credit: Sanni Olanipekun.