Here is a small list of awesome big dogs, that give you more to love!
explains why small dogs tend to live longer than big dogs. For more from Dr. Ward, find him on or at .
When small dogs develop behavioral problems these problems are often overlooked for the simple fact that there's belief that they're not capable of causing harm. Small dog owners often fail to socialize their small dogs enough and they may be over protective, picking their dogs up the moment a big dog approaches. These under socialized dogs therefore turn to be good candidates for fear aggression directed towards other dogs. It's important once again to seek help for any form of aggression/reactivity whether displayed by a small dog, medium dog or large dog.
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SIMON: Big dogs, I'm told, live shorter lives than small dogs.
Big dogs, Small dogs | The Bark
Whether you’re a tiny Yorkie or a big, barrel-chested German shepherd, doggie love exists for you. Big and small dogs are always there for each other to share a snooze, a snack, a smooch…or maybe even a ride. A. Dogs are among the most adaptable of species, and that’s likely one of the reasons why they’ve been our coworkers and companions for so many generations. Big or small, dogs have shown an astonishing ability to be happy in every kind of human environment, from massive ranches to tiny urban apartments. These dogs have big hearts for their owners, but don't do well with small children as their patience may wear thin. Their wiry coat requires brushing a few times a week, and expect to visit a groomer once every 6 - 8 weeks to keep them trimmed and healthy. People often have strong opinions about what size dog best suits them. Some prefer small dogs because they’re more likely to be welcome everywhere, especially when traveling, while others gravitate to large dogs because they associate them with fun and friendliness, as well as kids and families. Sizebased biases are also common, and sad to say, I’ve heard a number of derogatory terms for both small and large dogs. And anyone with big dogs knows that people sometimes fear them even when their behavior is exemplary and a small dog is present whose behavior is not. One Bark reader implored me, “Don’t forget to cover that big dog stigma!”Dogs of differing sizes also have special needs when they reach their senior years. Small breeds of dogs can live a very long time and high dietary levels of antioxidants can help prevent free radical damage over such a long life span. On the other hand, it seems like almost every older, large breed dog suffers from some degree of arthritis. For this reason, diets formulated especially for big, senior dogs typically contain ingredients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate that promote joint health. Of course, small dogs can also benefit from glucosamine and large dogs need antioxidants, but their diets can be tweaked to address their most common health concerns.Even though our family pets may all be dogs, there are some distinct differences between big and small dogs. Read on to learn how a Chihuahua is not a Coonhound.