Small Dogs, Get the Right Size for You

September 23, 2008 1:24am CST
I love small dogs. They have all the personality and abilities of a big dog without the big poop and the big dog to feed and be the boss of. I have a 12 pound Shih Tzu and Mini Poodle Mix - a Shih Poo. I had to make sure I didn't get a dog that was too small. A teacup or smaller than 10 pounds is a very small dog. I wouldn't recommend a very small dog unless the owner is very diligent about knowing where the dog is at at all times. Small dogs like to like underfoot like their larger counterparts. The owner of any small dog always has to be aware of where the small dog is at to avoid any accidents. When choosing a small dog, get the right size. For me the right size is an adult dog that weighs between 12-18 pounds.
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
22 Oct 08
Choosing the right size of dog for me was rather simple. I had spend a lot of time with my brother Russel Terrier who is 18-20 pounds. I had an idea that I wanted a small dog and looked for two years before I found my little Angel Princess.. She is 5.6lbs, 17 mnths old and full grown. You are right that we must know where they are at all times in order to avoid any accidents. I wanted a small dog under 7lbs. Since I reside in a small dwelling, I felt that it was most appropriate. Plus I can take her anywhere in her Outward Hound front carrier which she loves. Including rides on the mountain bike. When we are out at the doggie park, it can be quite challenging with the bigger dogs. Roxy loves to play and adores all other dogs, kids and adults. I often have to pick her up in order to be sure to prevent an accident. I don't want my little girl winding up with a broken leg or anything.
23 Sep 08
I like dogs. Any size, but I prefer furry ones because they're so hugable. We have a Miniature pinscher, its so cute and naughty. I often play with her and she loves getting a massage. Toy dogs are good guard dogs, they bark a lot but they can't protect you much. Theyre good companies inside the house.