I was saying that I would really consider that she IS a dwarf.....I had 2 in a litter....they seemed ok for a while, but did not keep pace...I was in deep deep denial....thought they just had bad start, had delayed growth (?) syndrome....etc etc
Even vet was not sure at first as mine had normal dentition and hearts....but we finally did thyroid testing and confirmed they were indeed dwarfs....
The female was black and tan and your puppy looks just like her - the face & expression; she was only 8 pounds as an adult.....the other one was a sable, grew up to be 18 pounds as an adult - and was a total drivey GSD in that little body....both were given away to pet homes who had full knowledge of their conditions - and I believe both are still alive and relatively well.
Csabre Sch1, Hexe Sch2, SG Bengal, Lynx, Komet, Kira HGH & Kougar v Wolfstraum ~ Ziberia IPO1 ~ ATB Basha, Kougar & Kyra, Fenja, Sch3s, Cito, Sch2, Danger RH & Alice Sch1s ~Kelsey