lorrainejmc Posted December 20, 2011 Share Posted December 20, 2011 I'm always hearing dog people complain about those who have very small breeds treating them like babies and carrying them around, dressing them etc. The assumption is that the dog has been made this way and is against their doggie instinct. I have been a small breed owner for 17 years. My latest addition is a 3.5 pound chihuahua. She was already 2 yrs old when we got her. She had a tough life on a puppy farm. She was kept outside with about 30 other dogs in a filthy barn. Her nails were curled under her feet and her ears were torn and infected. Certainly no pampered life. But here we are, 8 months along and she practically lives inside my sweater. So, if we have created lap dogs, how come this dog has become one at an age when habits/behavior should have already been established? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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