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If you're a dog person, do you prefer small, medium, or large dogs?

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My family love all dogs, but have personally favored small dogs over the years. I think we've been influenced by the fact that we've never had a big yard to accommodate bigger dogs.

Do you prefer small, medium, or large dogs?

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I love large dogs, like Great Danes and Irish Wolfhounds but I'll probably never own one because they need a lot of space and cost more to feed. Otherwise I like medium sized dogs like Staffys.
I love them all!
I adore large dogs -almost missed this question -which was written for me -I have been accused of loving my dogs more than my children or rather treating them better.
But I just love big dogs -have always wanted a great Dane -Have had German shorthair pointers until, when living on the farm, my older one collapsed and I could not get to the vet as he was too heavy for me.

I then decided I could no longer get large dogs so got a whippet -they are not all that light either and are certainly not small.

I do not want a small dog -they yap and I just do not like them as much even though they are perhaps cute.
by Finy
The larger the better for me for a dog.

I really can't take to some that are very small.
I Love Great Danes big time...but I can't have one because I don't have the area.
Can you believe the size of this one!!! amazing.Sadly they don't live too long. :(
by jonaja
Holy smokes!
I KNOW!
that is one fine looking Great Dane :)
by jonaja
I love dogs of all sizes. Smaller breeds are more practical unless you've got a lot of land for them to run about on or enough time to walk them.

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I prefer larger dogs. They always seem more clam and docile.
ALL dogs speak my language!! I have had huge Great Danes and tiny Tibetan Spaniels,as well as medium Shar Pei darlings!!! Mixed breeds of all shapes and sizes have also shared my home and now await their 'siblings',both human and furry,at Rainbow Bridge.
Dogs are the hugest aspect of my life apart from my immediate family,and I could never imagine a life without them. At the moment I have been adopted by my neighbour's little rescued dog which looked over the fence the first day they moved in,saw my two girls,and decided that she wanted to live here with us!!!! I used to take her home each evening once her humans were back home,but it was quite obvious that she wanted to live here rather than there when,as soon as she was let out at 6 each morning for a toilet run,she would come over here as soon as she was done,without even bothering about breakfast!!! I have taken this as the biggest compliment ever.
I love all sentient beings.
I like dogs. I don't currently own one but I think I like the idea of a medium to large dog. They can perform multiple functions. I certainly don't like to see small dogs. They just look breakfast for larger dogs.
I love all dogs, but much prefer large dogs. I have a rescue HushyXWolfhound who is gorgeous. He's getting old and arthritic now, which is sad. I can just manage to lift him into the car to go to the vet and I've realised, that as I get older, I won't be able to lift a heavy dog in it's senior years, so will have to get medium size dogs from now on. They bring so much joy, but then the sadness is inevitable when the time comes and they have to go.................
As a family with 3boys we had boxers for 22yrs and now they all have boxers great dogs!Then Imfell in love Schnauzers medium size best dog ever had,and lastly a miniature schnauzer so tried all sizes love them all unconditional love always miss having one now as where I live can't have dogs
Fazee
I used to prefer medium to big dogs and had a preference for Labradors, German Shepherds etc.Then this long haired chihuahua came into my life and I changed my opinion. Some small breeds don't appeal to me but there are some that are definitely winners. A small dog can tuck himself away so he isn't in the way all the time. He is cheaper to feed and it's easier to provide enough exercise. My dog loves to sit on my lap when I watch TV. He is wonderful company.
All dogs are special but I prefer a small dog. They are easier to cuddle and carry and to look after if they are unwell. My Tuppence who I miss desperately (she was with me 17 years) was a Jack Russeell Terrier.
Yes . . any and all of the above. I have had several different breeds and sizes including Heinz 57s. These days it is the one most in need of a loving home.
by Rice
I prefer small to medium dogs. Have had foxies, Australian Silkies, a Corgi, Daschound, and my last dog was a Beagle. They were all faithful dogs and we loved them all. The only dog that was large was a Keeshound who was far too big and solid to keep in our small residential yard. The neighbours were frightened of her (she wouldn't hurt a fly) but she even used to almost knock me over when walking her if a dog barked as we walked past as she was alarmed at the bark. Sadly I had to give her away to a friend who had a property that was more suitable for her.
I like all dogs. I like all cats and in fact, I like all animals. But I don't love them and cannot bear having them inside the house. So I just like them from afar, whatever size the are.
I love animals. I don't discriminate about size. I have seen that some small dog owners allow their dogs to rule the roost and let them growl or snap, even laughing at their behaviour. This can give small dogs a bad reputation.
I have had Rottweilers down to miniature dashunds. Each dog is an individual and has it's own distinct personality.
For practical reasons I choose to have a smallish dog. She is not as expensive to keep, nor does she make things as messy as a big dog can. Small dogs are more vulnerable and I feel I have to watch out for her more than I did the bigger dogs. Hopefully she survives to live a long life and I will be capable of carrying her if needed. My experience with a 17 year old 40kg Rottweilers made me consider how I would cope as my new dog aged. I could carry my Rotti up and down my steps while wearing heels when I was in my 30's. When my Westie is 17, I will be 66 and I think I should manage 7kgs.
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