is the size of the dog important point while choosing the pet?
3 Oct 08
It really depends on the person and their stage in life. I have two mixed breed dogs. I wanted a medium sized dog that gets along with cats to protect me in my new house. I found a cute Cocker mix for adoption. She barks at strangers and that's protection. Little do they know most of her barks are saying come and pet me please, please, please. I know what each of her barks means. Danger bark is very different from friend, or from nice stranger. My next dog is slightly bigger. She's a Saluki, Canaan Dog mix. Do a search on both. They are awesome dogs. They are common as dirt in the Middle East. The dog pounds are full of them. They are rare and expensive in other places of the world. I love them both to bit's. They are very well trained and don't cause me any problems, but I can't lift them anymore. This leads me to think about weight when they pass away and I get a new dog. My next dog is going to be a very small one. Maybe a Chihuahua or something that size. I'll almost be a senior citizen then and will want a little thing that I can pick up if I need to.
• Holiday, Florida
3 Oct 08
from now on it will be the size. i used to just have cats. then i married my soul mate and he could not be around cats. so, he said we could have a dog. when he was passing away, i didnt believe he wouldnt be back home. i went to get us a dog for his home coming. he said no small dogs cause he thought they bark to much. so, i got a black lab from the local pound. Bear was a wonderful dog. John would have loved him but alas, he never came home to meet him and passed away. Later, i ended up with coconut a small chihuahua, because my son went to jail and i went over and got her and got attached and never gave her back, They were great together. but, soon Bear had to be put to sleep and left me with coco. she dosent bark all the time like people thought and is much easier to handle and carry around than a large dog. so, a small one is best for a person that travels sometimes.
• United States
3 Oct 08
I think size is very important. You need to know if your dog would fit in your house and your back yard if you have one. Also you don't want one too big because it will make big poopies XDDD The breed is also important. You want a nice breed that can deal with a family if you have one or just yourself if you are off by yourself. The food you feed your dog is also important, don't feed him/her too much human food because it is bad for there stomachs.