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Quasimodo is a purebred German shepherd, with all the traditional markings of the breed, little black eyebrows and all. He has the gentle and loving demeanor of the breed, too. But if you saw him, you might not recognize him as a German shepherd.

This pup has a very rare genetic disorder called short spine syndrome. Doctors believe that the dog's spine didn’t harden soon enough either in the womb or shortly after birth, allowing it to scrunch up.

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Read his full story here.