Which makes a better pet, a large dog or a small dog?

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  1. kjrzeek1 profile image59
    kjrzeek1posted 6 years ago

    Which makes a better pet, a large dog or a small dog?

  2. mackyi profile image69
    mackyiposted 6 years ago

    Some people love small dogs and others like them large. I think this is a personal choice. However, larger dogs may be from certain breeds that have certain  personalities that you might not find pleasing. For example, they may be territorial, protective, unfriendly, etc, and thus need a stern master. Due to size issue, it might be challenge handling or taking care of them. Think also in terms of space and finance to feed, groom and take care of their health. Most smaller breeds of dogs on the other hand, are more friendlier, they like to cuddle, playful and so on. It also takes less to take care of them.

  3. Dragonrain profile image82
    Dragonrainposted 6 years ago

    Both can make equally good pets, as long as you take the time to properly train and care for them.  Which size and breed you choose should depend on your situation and what you're looking for in a dog.

  4. lburmaster profile image85
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    I like smaller dogs. They are cute, friendly (usually), and are easier to carry around and take care of. I just don't want a big dog that takes up so much space and can run me into the ground.

  5. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years ago

    There is no answer to this question. It all depends on what you are looking for in a pet. Do you want a lap pet or do you want a sturdier dog you can take hiking? Do you have children? If so, I'd steer away from something fragile like a small Papillon, Are you active? Get a sporting breed such as a Golden Retriever or a Labrador Retriever. If not, get a small dog that can sit around with you and run around the house - though they still need walks! Does a very large dog appeal to you and do you have a very large vehicle? do you mind drooling? If you have a large vehicle and don't mind drooling, get a St. Bernard or a Newfoundland.

  6. afriqnet profile image50
    afriqnetposted 6 years ago

    A large dog makes a better pet for me but I think the choice for a pet based on the size depends on several factors that are tied to individual preferences and available resources to take care of the pet.


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