Ever heard, “Though she be but little, she is fierce!”?
Shakespeare said that, and I think he was talking about dogs –
maybe without knowing it. If you have a small dog then you know
that size doesn’t really matter. In fact, small dogs have just as
much spark, personality, and loyalty as their bigger canine
counterparts – usually even more. For little pup devotees, you
know what it’s like to have one of these peanuts at home. If you
have a small dog burrowed on your sofa, you’ll definitely get a
kick out of these 10 small dog fun facts.
1. The barking is real.
Did the doorbell ring? You’ll hear a bark. Did the garage door
open? You’ll hear a bark. Did a loud noise startle your dog from
their slumber? You’ll hear a bark. Actually, it’s a
myth that small dogs bark more than larger breeds, but that
doesn’t make those sounds any less attention-grabbing. All dogs
are capable of barking. The good news is you can there are ways to
prevent your pooch barking at every noise. Of course, your
dog’s bark can signal a problem, so don’t be too quick to quiet
your “home protection system” down.
2. …but never call a small dog yippy.
If you want to upset the owner of a small dog, tell them their
beloved pup is yippy. There’s nothing more annoying than someone
classifying your little one this way. Yes, a Jack Russell
Terrier’s bark has a certain bite, but that shouldn’t induce
name calling. Smaller dogs have less weight to throw around,
sometimes making their bark surprisingly loud. That doesn’t make
them yippy. Think of it like this – a tuba produces a big,
booming sound, while a trumpet produces beautiful high notes. So
just enjoy the music.
3. Travel is a breeze.
No flying in the cargo hull of the plane for these guys. Ugh –
could you imagine? Your small dog can slip into a travel bag and
then walk through the TSA security checkpoint with you. Your pup
never has to leave your side, except when you slide the carrier
underneath the seat in front of you on an airplane or train. The
only thing that’s tough to swallow is the exorbitant fee to bring
your pet along for the ride.
4. They make excellent dining companions.
You never have to eat out alone when you have a small dog.
Dinner al fresco for two? Why thank you! Little dogs fit right on
your lap or by your side on the ground next to the table. Even if
the patio isn’t spacious, there’s room for your little furry
friend to dine, too. Also, many restaurants have little water bowls
to keep your pup hydrated. Doesn’t get much better than dinner
with your best bud.
5. Kids, take care.
They don’t call them “toy” breeds for nothing. The
smallest breeds of dogs are often mistaken for stuffed animals or
other toys by children. If you have one of these itty bitty breeds,
you know it’s important to remind small children to be gentle.
Little dogs need a bit more protection. But they’re also capable
of immense amounts of love.
6. The shorter the legs,
the shorter the walk.
The tiniest of dogs don’t need an hour of play or exercise a
30-minutes of combined walk time is enough for them. This comes
in handy when the weather outside is frightful. When there’s a
foot of snow outside or buckets of rain, your little dog doesn’t
need to slog through it. All they need is a trip in and out for a
bit of fresh air during inclement weather. But remember, there are
of small dogs that have hyper DNA and do need more exercise. So
just because your doggy may be small, their need for exercise may
7. Little dogs are popular with the masses.
Who doesn’t want to pet a little fluff ball? Because your
little pup is so easy to transport, you can bring your best friend
with you to outdoor restaurants, patios, parks, and on most public
transportation. Retrieve your small dog from its carrier in the
airport terminal and you’ll be swarmed by friendly visitors who
want some doggy love. The little ones are less intimidating and
often too adorable to overlook.
8. You don’t have to
stop at one.
When dogs are this little, it’s easy to want more than one to
keep you company. The small size pups are more portable and lower
maintenance, so you can easily add another one to your family. Two
little dogs eat as much as one big dog, right? The ratio may not be
exactly 2:1, but food bills are much less for the little guys, so
adding one more to the bunch won’t break the bank. And look at it
this way – you’re getting twice the love!
9. Dress them up or dress them down, they look good in whatever
Outfits can be everyday wear for the little pups. Clothing is
not only for looking good. Small dogs get cold. Sweaters and other
accessories to keep them warm and stylish can be addicting. A Great
Dane in a tutu may look out of place, but a Yorkie with pink
ruffles is adorable.
10. Small dogs make expert burrowers.
If your little dog goes missing, the first place you typically
look is the throw blanket on the couch. Small dogs build a nest and
cuddle themselves inside the soft folds with only their snout or
eyes peering out. It’s adorable but worrisome when you call their
name and they don’t respond immediately. But can you blame them
for wanting to get cozy?
No two small dogs are made alike. But Shakespeare had it right
when he said that though they may be little, they are fierce.
Firecely loyal and loving, that is. There’s nothing better than
cuddling up with a small, wherever you may take them. We’d love
to see a photo of your pint-sized pooch. Share a pic down in the
Source: FS – Dogs – iHD
10 Things Only Small Dog Lovers Will Understand