Meet Cooper, an American Foxhound, who was born with some serious issues. The dog is born without a neck and has a butt on his back. However, he isn’t letting them slow him down even a bit.

American Foxhounds are very sweet and easy-going dogs. Although they are rarely thought of as companion dogs, they are a perfect choice for a person or family who are looking for a buddy to run.

Cooper was born with the most unusual defects. When he was inside the womb, a few of his vertebrae were compressed and fused together. As a result, he was born without a neck and wasn’t really expected to live.

However, two years later, the cute dog managed to get around even though he has to turn his whole body in order to look back.

Cooper was abandoned when he was a puppy. Apparently, the previous owners didn’t want him because of his deformities. Luckily, the kind folks at Secondhand Hounds in Minnetonka, Minnesota took Cooper when he was just two months old.

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Cooper’s tush is located much higher up, making it hard for his bowel movements. Since he also had ear mites, worms, and a hernia, Cooper was a tough challenge for his rescuers.

The doggo had surgery which helped him defecate properly. Although Cooper’s first adoption failed, the second time was a success. Elly and Andy Keegan adopted the American Foxhound, who gets along with their other dogs.

When he arrived in his new home, it was hard for him to adapt. Cooper fell and fractured his neck in five different places. However, he is now able to go to the bathroom on his own and receives antibiotics in order to avoid infection.

Watch Cooper beating the odds in the footage below.

Cooper Stops the Intruder

This weekend, the unthinkable happened – an intruder entered the house, endangering everyone. Thankfully, Cooper – Short On Spine, Big On Love is a HERO, and kept everyone in the house SAFE. #FighterFund #OhCooper

Posted by Secondhand Hounds on Monday, May 14, 2018

Dogs deserve a warm home and good food, no matter what disabilities they may have.

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