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Big or Small....

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by DevilDogz, Aug 4, 2009.


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Big or small breed's!?

  1. Im a small breed lover..

    4 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. Im a large breed lover..

    15 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. Im not fussed it's the dog not the height that count's...

    21 vote(s)
    52.5%
  1. DevilDogz

    DevilDogz Guest

    What do you perfer big or small breed's most people i know perfer to own a larger breed..But not one of them can give a reason for perfering a larger breed..

    Im not fussed I like both big and small breed's and will alwyas own both..

    We have the chinese cresteds witch are completly diffent to our fable the italion spinone..and then we have Zani the JRT who again is like neither the cresteds or fable...

    There is a big size diffence from fable and the cresteds and i personally dont treat or see them any differently...

    I dont know it its just me but it seems to me that "little dogs" seem to be un ruly :eek:ut: and get away with everything because "they are so small and cute" Now that really annoys me..

    All of ours dog weather big or small have had the same traning and get the same treatment..


    Does any one else find this alot with smaller dog's?

    and what do you perfer and why!? :)

    kerry...:)

    ps my vote was:Im not fussed it's the dog not the height that count's...
     
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  2. Freyja

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    I've voted not fussed as most of my dogs are niether big or small they are in between although we do have 3 big dogs.

    I do find that when we walk the whippets I usualy walk at least 4 together little dogs tend to jump at them and snap people just say

    OOOOH look aren't they brave they're having barking at all those dog.

    Its a different matter if mine so much as look at their little darlings then my dogs are vicious and uncontrolable.

    I love the italian greyhounds and had my friends dog Blue stayed with us once I would love one I also love the chinese cresteds but William is terrified of them:eek:ut:
     
  3. DevilDogz

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    Yes i hate snappy little yappy dogs..there really is no need..I have always wanted an italion grey hound they are beautiful :eek:
    Poor William how could he be scared..bless him!!:p
     
  4. sequeena

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    A healthy dog is all that counts but I have to say I love the larger breeds. I can't really tell you why, I just always seem to gravitate to them :p
     
  5. dobermummy

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    I have big and small dogs, size doesn't matter to me with the dogs. They have all been brought up the same and loved the same by me.

    I do get very different responses from people depending which dogs I take out with me, the worst being if I have my dobie and Akita x out. I have had people shout abuse at me for having dangerous dogs round my children and someone even phoned the police! :eek:ut: (they were brilliant and loved Max and Kenzo :D)
     
  6. PoisonGirl

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    I prefer big dogs. But That's not to say I would never have a little dog. I would quie like a chihuahua :)
    I am just drawn to bigger dogs.

    x
     
  7. FREE SPIRIT

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    Personally i prefer big dogs. German Shepherds being my favourite breed. :D
     
  8. JSR

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    I'm not fussed. All my lot are as different as night and day and I love them all, I take my dogs on because they need me not by personal preference.

    If the world was a lovely place and no dogs were dying due to lack of homes and I could take my pick then I would go for a big scruffy mutt, wolfhound or deerhound cross would be my first choice. Although now I've got a JRT I can't see a day when I don't have a place in my home for one because they are such fun little dogs. :D
     
  9. Cuddypuppy

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    Small and stocky! We have a pug.

    As me and my family and small and slim (apart from my OH, who is small and stocky like a pug), a small dog is easier for us to pick up if we need to, but I don't like skinny, snappy, yappy dogs. :)
     
  10. Tigerneko

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    I prefer big dogs :) I just think they tend to be calmer and like DD says, less unruly!!

    but other than that, I don't know why I prefer them really.... there are loads of small breeds I like and intend to own one day (i'd love to own a Manchester Terrier and maybe even breed if I was in the right position to :)) but when I think of my favourite breeds, they are all either large or giant breeds!
     
  11. LostGirl

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    i dont really mind But i guess i like large breeds more, although mine are friendly and will like someone to death i feel safer knowing i have two largish dogs when OH's is working nights e.t.c
     
  12. Natik

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    i like large dogs ..... i sometimes look at mine and think...hmmm, are they both shrinking? But then compared to other dogs they are very large lol
    I like their size when they walk to my heel, when i cuddle them i can put my hands around them and i just like looking at them lol :smilewinkgrin:

    The only small breed i would ever have is a dachshund! I just have a thing for them (my auntie had a dachshund x and i loved him :D)

    but then it all depends on the dog at the end of the day really :)
     
  13. westie~ma

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    I voted for small. At the moment small suits us. Just on a practical level, we could never have taken a bigger breed on holiday with us.

    As for small breeds being unruly IME it's the big breeds that think they can bounce and bound all over my chap. All dogs should be taught manners regardless of size.
     
  14. pommum

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    I like some big breeds but I love my smaller breeds, only one of mine doesn't get on with other dogs aprt from my own and she very rarely goes out of the garden as we have a large garden which she gets to run round until she is tired out basically, she was a rescue and had never met andother dog until we got her, she had been bought as a 6 week old xmas pressie for some unruley kids.
    My poms on the other hand have never yapped at other dogs and usually want to play with any other dog that comes near them big or small, my dogs are out most weekend round carboot sales or the show scene so they are out all the time socialising so that they are not little yappers that attack any other dog that walks past them. My dogs also do the breed stand at Crufts and Discover Dogs so they have to be able to cope with other breeds coming near them, and are quite happy for other dogs to come up to the cage.

    Take care
    Sarah
     
  15. missy2pippin

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    mine too:wink5:
     
  16. Jazzy

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    Oh yes I know what you mean. There's a lab near us and the man despite taking if to dog training classes for years still can't control it.:eek: It bounces and jumps all over my dog and I'm a bit scared that one day it's going to hurt his back. It can be out with its owner and it can smell my dog even if we are nowhere near them and the first chance it gets it comes to find us and it's exasperated owner gets there about 5 minutes later.:)
     
  17. Jazzy

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    And mine.:D

    we have Bichons but the German Shepherd will always be my favourite breed but I doubt I will ever have another one.:(
     
  18. Dingle

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    Although i keep large breed i don't have a preference...:)
     
  19. Patterdale_lover

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    I am a mixture, we have largish and small breeds, our setter and labradors being the larger ones and the cockers and terrier being the smallest.
    I love all dogs, and don't really have a favourtie can pick. I like GSD's and Shiloh shepherds, but then i like patterdales and french bulldogs. I can see me having a mixture when I am older, would love an Akita, don't know if i will ever get one though :eek:
     
  20. Blitz

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    I used to like medium dogs (you dont give an option for them). I was a collie person though also had shelties which are small dogs. Currently I have both a standard and a miniature poodle. I think on the whole I prefer other peoples larger dogs unless it is a small breed that appeals to me. Now I have a small dog I will have to see if I react any differently at the two shows I am going to this week.
     
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