ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Why do Smaller Dog Breed Bite More ?

Updated on December 10, 2009

It’s always said that small dogs are ankle biters. Vet associations every year publishes report again claiming that most dog bites are caused by smaller breeds. But what we do forget everytime is that every dog on this planet has the potential to be aggressive. Then why is that smaller ones want more to nibble than their bigger counterparts. Here in this article we shall discuss this tendency of smaller breeds. This hub is purely for stating why these smaller dogs in spite of biting tendency are a safe bet than bigger ones.

Why do smaller Breeds Bite More?

1- You taught them to bite-

                Yes, You read it correct. It you ho have been teaching your Poodle or Chihuahua to bite sinc when it was a puppy. If chihuahua is snapping barking or being agressive, people often comment "awh that's so cute he thinks he's a pitbull". However if a pitbull snapped barked or acted aggressively they would be immediately reprimanded or corrected.

 You used to giggle seeing a chihuahua nibble your toe when it was small. It was very cute then but now with more power and bite in him, your small Chihuahua can tear the flesh off from any leg. So if you have a small breed never appreciate any cute or funny appearing habit in puppy stage lest you want it to become a problem later on.

2- You made them feel possessive –

                Chihuahua and other smaller dog breeds have been extra loved and cared for most of their lifetime then their big counterparts like GSD or APBT. So obviously they hate sharing it with anyone else. That anyone else can be as a matter of fact your kid or any other animal. So let them have a little space when they are growing also make them friendly with other species so that they are comfortable ith them later on.

3- You mess with their business more often-

                How many times has anyone dared teasing an unchained German Shephard or a Bull dog. Because you are aware and afraid of the fact that they come with “ Bite you Badly money back Guarantee”. These big guys are treated with respect and manners. Big dogs aren't forced to use their teeth in a reaction or attempt to correct strangers who have bad doggy manners.

 But smaller breeds, who cares right? Little dogs are frequently approached, cuddled, or petted. Strangers will even picl them up straight away and without any introduction. Most people have no reservation in getting right up in a little dogs face. They don't approach with caution or respect.


Little dogs often have to let strangers know " Hey your being rude, you are not following doggy law, or with doggy manners, you are big and intimidating, your behavior is scaring me"

Honestly think of it from their view. Would you want a half ton gorilla (king kong) walking up to you and getting in your face? But You are always thinking them as circus dwarfs, cuddling them and invading their private space. Resulting what?  Getting your toes nibbled or fingers bruised. Dog is a Dog be it a little chihuhua or a Great Den. Its privacy and freedom must be always respected.

What would you prefer?

Situation A- Great Den holding your throat.

Situation B- Chihuahua nibbling your ankle.

Most of us wont be alive after the first situation. The first situation is just for example , I don’t want to offend the tallest breed in here also they are most easygoing and loving breeds.( I once had to bath after I was licked by a Female Great Dane all over my head. I am not kidding, They are very affectionate specially females)  

Final Words-

I will really advise people who are going to bad masters not to ever adopt a bigger breed, as a ill treated untrained Huge dog will be always fatal than a smaller one.  

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Adopt-a-Dog profile imageAUTHOR

      Adopt-a-Dog 

      8 years ago from Bangalore, Karnataka

      @ topshelf. We often think small dogs like cute dolls and eventually get our's or someone's ankle chewed. Thanks for enjoying the hub.

    • topshelf profile image

      topshelf 

      8 years ago from South Florida

      Good points. I never realized how many of us do all of these things to little dogs!!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)