Skip to comments.Small Dog Syndrome
Posted on 10/15/2012 1:08:02 PM PDT by ThinkingBuddha
Many behaviors we humans do not allow large dogs to get away with we find cute in small dogs. For example:
If a German Shepherd were to growl at your guest, you and your guest would both know there is a problem. Something has to be done. However, if that tiny 6-pound Chihuahua growls, well, it's just what he does. He's a Chihuahua, right? Wrong. There is no difference, in a dogs mind, for a German Shepherd to be growling at a human than there is for a Chihuahua.
If your 5-pound Yorkshire Terrier decides to bark and growl at another dog while you are walking down the street, or as another dog passes by your house, it's almost seen as cute, because you see it as your tiny dog thinking it is a big dog. However, if your 120-pound Akita barks and growls at another dog, the Akita is more likely to be put in its place and told to stop. The fact is, no dogs should ever be allowed to display dominant behaviors...........
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Is this article an effort to demonstrate how Liberals (once the small dogs) poor behavior once tolerated and humorized has gotten out of control?
Chihuahua’s are ‘cute’ when they bark BECAUSE OF THEIR INHERENT FAILURE TO INTIMIDATE OR CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY DUE TO THEIR SIZE. Simple as that.
However, a 5 pound ‘alpha dog’ Chihuahua can intimidate a 75 pound dog whether it barks or not. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.
The perfect metaphor I’d say.
That episode was hilarious! “He’s not your friend; he’s your son!” It is freakishly accurate about how some single moms are about their out-of-control kids. TSST!
Personally, I can put up with a big dog’s deep, explosive bark, even if he’s right next to me, a lot easier than I can stand the high-pitched yapping of a small dog.
No dog is cute when it barks. Someone moved in a few doors behind us and has two small yappy dogs. Luckily they are not left outside, but as soon as they ARE let outside the two of them are CONSTANTLY yapping.
The five minutes the lousy owners leave them out seem like an eternity. And in an hour they are let out again.
Our 85-pound mutt (2 years old) just sits on the deck and glances over there. Probably thinks like me “stupid yappy dogs”.
Virtually any type of dog can be trained to attack or cause injury. Having done dog training work, I can attest to this.
Admittedly, it’s harder for pugs. But just about any other breed can make it a bad day for the wrong person.
People unfairly slant the situation when a Chihuahua poo’s on the floor; they maliciously say it’s stinky and dirty. They MISUNDERSTAND the poo.
In fact, Chihuahua poo-poo’ing has different cultural tropes —it’s a kind of celebration. Do not misunderstand the CELEBRATION.
Too, Chihuahua’s lack economic power, and often they must turn to poo-poo when they lack alternative choices and have to access to alternative behaviors.
Let’s stop being narrow-minded and exclusivist against Chihuahua poo-poo, OK?
When a Shepard snarls, that’s a SNARL. But when a Chihuahua snarls, it’s a totally different, culturally-dependant thing, m’kay?
In their case, they are raised in a high-snarl environment, and so snarling is remarkably similar to saying, “hi”. They have high-snarl neighborhoods, so it’s okay for them.
If they steal lots of stuff, that’s ok, too.
Sometimes they rip-off each-other’s heads, and...uh...that’s sorta like tickling.
They also let their leashes drag on the ground, and that’s ok because....uh......it’s simply OK because they do it, you see?
So stop making trouble and causing misunderstanding.
These alleged dogs, aren’t.
That’s a shame. I think I’d probably go nuts. I don’t get people who think they can own dogs and forgo training.
A family member of mine had a big German Shepherd, a protection dog, and he was trained within an inch of his life. The ONLY time that sweet dog ever barked was when he perceived a threat to his folks.
There was a news story years ago, I remember it distinctly. A woman was returning home from walking her chihuaha (sp?) and some man tried to mug her in the hallway of her building. The little dog leapt at him, bit onto his throat and did not let go. The woman was able to call for help and the mugger was arrested.
I myself was once nipped by a nasty little dog who jumped up and bit me on the street. When I told the elderly lady what her dog had done (yes, she was standing right there but didn’t notice!) she said “What do you expect? You walked behind me!”
I expected an apology but obviously didn’t get one.
So, small dogs can be treacherous too, sometimes for good, sometimes for ill.