Small family dogs
Let’s say you’d rather choose small family dogs. It is not because the dog is small, that it doesn’t need exercise. There are small dogs that are even more energetic than large dogs. Small dogs are physically better controllable.
This is why behavior problems are often more tolerated by smaller dogs. For their benefit however, it is very important to provide them with a calm, confident and consistent pack leadership to avoid these problems. As well as with large dogs, some of these behavior problems can become very annoying when not nipped in the bud.
The smaller family dog breeds don’t take up much space. They don’t eat large quantities of dog food, their overall cost is not so high. If you have children, smaller dogs will not knock them over so easily. They are easier to take along on holidays, on air planes they can accompany you in the passenger space. On the other hand, if not taken on holidays, you should easier find someone to watch over your dog whilst you are away. Maybe your preference goes out to such a type of dog?
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