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    which are the 3 smallest breeds of dog? I am looking to get a dog but want a really tiny one. smaller than scottish terriers, yorkshire terriers, jack russells etc so was just wondering if anyone could tell me which the smallest dogs are. thanks in advance x

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    Cat.

    A Chihuahua would be the smallest possible breed but its size isnt really something you should be basing your choice on. There are far more important factors to consider such as temperament.

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    pommeranian?

    shitzu

    yorkshire terrier

    chihuauau

    whatsThePoint

    great dane



    I love Great Danes

    I don't understand wanting a dog which is smaller than a cat and looks like a rat, but if that floats your boat then you might find this interesting: allsmalldogbreeds.com/allsmalldogbreeds.com/sma…tml

    You might want to check out your local dogs shelter as well. see if they have a dog wanting a new and loving home, when I went to have a look at the Dogs Trust recently there were quite a few smaller dogs which surprised me, I expected there to be more the bigger dogs but it all changes so quickly in those places it depends what dogs they have on the day.

    Original Poster

    thanks all. I am looking for a small dog mostly because i have spine problems and dont think i could handle a big dog, and also so my children will be able to walk it too rather than it walking them i have been to my local dogs home a few times but nothing yet but i will keep trying. thanks again.x

    gemmar26

    thanks all. I am looking for a small dog mostly because i have spine … thanks all. I am looking for a small dog mostly because i have spine problems and dont think i could handle a big dog, and also so my children will be able to walk it too rather than it walking them i have been to my local dogs home a few times but nothing yet but i will keep trying. thanks again.x



    Just remember that a small dog may not be the best idea. Speaking from experience (breeders in the family and mother runs a dog sitting business) little dogs tend to have what I would call "little dog syndrom" and can infact pull your children around more than a slightly larger dog! On walks unless trained properly (not likely if your looking in dogs homes) they will usually want to explore and go up to every dog! A breed that I would recommend would be a cocker spaniel, great family dogs but of course its all up to you! Ignore me if you want lol

    dh058977

    Just remember that a small dog may not be the best idea. Speaking from … Just remember that a small dog may not be the best idea. Speaking from experience (breeders in the family and mother runs a dog sitting business) little dogs tend to have what I would call "little dog syndrom" and can infact pull your children around more than a slightly larger dog! On walks unless trained properly (not likely if your looking in dogs homes) they will usually want to explore and go up to every dog! A breed that I would recommend would be a cocker spaniel, great family dogs but of course its all up to you! Ignore me if you want lol



    I so agree with this, little dogs can have big attitude and be snappy little blighters, Jack Russells fall into this category in my opinion, plus from experience I find they seem to need more walking than a bigger dog like a labrador before they finally wind down and get tired.
    I did however meet the most wonderful Chihuahua at the dentists (random I know) and it was lovely and is taken to hospitals as a relaxation and comfort dog etc, I'd have taken that dog home in an instant - only little dog I can ever say I have felt that about.

    whatsThePoint

    How narrow minded to think a dog from a home wouldn't of had any training



    Not narrow minded at all. Its a fact that they are there to be rehomed for a reason and the majority of reasons are because either they were too unruly for the owner to handle (lack of exp from the owner? not the dogs fault) or they have been dumped/abused etc in which case they tend to be far too scared to respond to any type of training.
    Obviously there are dogs there to be rehomed for reasons such as the owner moving where the dog could have been trained but its rare.

    Ive had plenty of experience of 'rehomed' dogs and my mother has helped in training a great deal of them - She trains and rehomes pat dogs.

    Edited by: "dh058977" 1st Feb 2011

    whatsThePoint

    how many small breed dogs have you rehomed?



    Me personally? none! My mother in the 18 years i lived at home - Far too many to count.

    whatsThePoint

    So as a family you only had experience of little dogs yet recommended a … So as a family you only had experience of little dogs yet recommended a cocker spaniel with never having kept one in the family



    Oh dear you dont read properly do you! In my family there are THREE seperate breeders, one of which (my god parents) are cocker spaniel breeders. I have two cats and a cocker spaniel myself and my parents have one atm. Im 22 and at no point in my life have I not had a cocker spaniel as a family pet.

    http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll217/dh058977/f71f9549.jpg Her now
    http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll217/dh058977/pebs2.jpg As a pup

    Happy now whatsThePoint?

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    whatsThePoint

    make your mind up, first your mum has always had small dogs and now she … make your mind up, first your mum has always had small dogs and now she has none and a cs instead, if you can't talk sense yourself how do you expect me to know what your on about



    stop ffs

    you are mking yourself look more of tit than you already are.....

    your sole contribution was "great dane"........ be quiet ffs

    dh058977

    Her now As a pupHappy now whatsThePoint?



    She is absolutely gorgeous!

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    whatsThePoint

    cw your just a watt



    child

    whatsThePoint

    make your mind up, first your mum has always had small dogs and now she … make your mind up, first your mum has always had small dogs and now she has none and a cs instead, if you can't talk sense yourself how do you expect me to know what your on about



    Jesus your thick! At no point did i say she has none so Ive got no idea where you got that from!
    As already said part of her business is training dogs to be pat dogs and then rehoming them (not in her own home!) Understand now?

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    lol if he keeps digging in that hole he will be with me in sydney within the hour

    not the smartest tool round

    whatsThePoint as I like you il bullet point it for you! lol
    1. Three breeders in the family - Cocker spaniels, labs and yorkies.
    2. I have a cocker spaniel and always have done.
    3. My mothers business is dog sitting and pat training (in rehoming centres etc)
    4. Parents have a cocker spaniel, yorkie and a dachshund.

    Anything else? lol

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    whatsThePoint

    lol coming the biggest tool going thats funny



    in english please......

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    whatsThePoint

    lost me now, why you acting dumber than your really are, oh wait your not … lost me now, why you acting dumber than your really are, oh wait your not acting



    oh the irony......

    whatsThePoint, why do you get rid of your posts. I see you quoted in loads of threads but your posts are not there. Is it because your wrong? lol

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    whatsThePoint

    :D:D nothing like saying the same old thing every time you lose is … :D:D nothing like saying the same old thing every time you lose is there



    not quite sure what ive lost but well done you are the winner of the small dog thread!

    lets hope youre not too excited to get to sleep after your "victory" kidda

    i lol xx


    whatsThePoint

    You try stalking me then wonder why you can't lol



    Ive got much much better things to do with my time thanks!! lol

    whatsThePoint

    yet you've just spent the last hour arguing with someone you know will be … yet you've just spent the last hour arguing with someone you know will be deleting every post lol



    And winning! lol your posts will still be quoted in mine so people can still see that your wrong.

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    whatsThePoint

    Beating you in an argument isn't worth mentioning tbh



    what argument?.....mate you are seriously talking cacka all ive done is highlight your stupidity.....not that it needs it


    all youve done in this thread is make yourself look like a right tit nd you are continuing to do so....sometimes its best to just save face and goto bed

    saying that, i doubt you can sleep as you seem extremely wound up

    gotta get the last word....gotta get the last word lol


    Edited by: "casparwhite" 1st Feb 2011

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    whatsThePoint

    You won a hour, well done, oh wait, it appears you lost one



    again in english please........

    your excitement appears to be affecting your abillity to type coherently

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    whatsThePoint

    LOL i delete what i say because unlike you this means nothing to me, but … LOL i delete what i say because unlike you this means nothing to me, but i'm happy to put something into this empty life of yours



    you were making little sense you are now making no sense whatsoever......

    now go make yourself useful and delete some more posts......your comments are that embarrassing

    lol, inb4 the OP's wtf face next time they look at this thread!

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    whatsThePoint

    Yet your still here reading what ever i say LOL



    doesnt everyone like to watch a fool in action.........its 34 degrees outside id rather watch you sweat for the moment while im working

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    dh058977

    lol, inb4 the OP's wtf face next time they look at this thread!



    mods will clean it up....

    someone has learnt to remove offensive comments before they get suspended, you gotta laugh

    Premeditated trolling gone wrong. Fail.

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    whatsThePoint

    Anyway cw i've had so much fun laughing at you tonight, we should do it … Anyway cw i've had so much fun laughing at you tonight, we should do it more often



    http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/lexielex/K45r6V3mXKd6TDUMBUqokvuVxKeA59AKYVxTfd0R4lGru78zFnPlWcCpV4io/Cool_story_bro.jpeg

    Banned

    Stick to the topic please, I'm sure the OP would have a sore head trying to follow this.

    Syzable

    Cat.


    Small?.. Mine is the size of a panther..

    aScottishBloke

    Stick to the topic please, I'm sure the OP would have a sore head trying … Stick to the topic please, I'm sure the OP would have a sore head trying to follow this.



    I did!

    I have a miniature schnauzer, wouldn't really want anything smaller.

    [img]i213.photobucket.com/alb…jpg?t=1296556040[/img]
    [img]i213.photobucket.com/alb…jpg?t=1296556080[/img]

    My aunt also has a schnauzer and has just got a new dog, some German breed that looks a bit like a collie but is the size of a great dane.

    Edited by: "Ungreat" 1st Feb 2011

    op, i think the smallest dog i have seen is a 'teacup terrier ' a minature version of a yorkshire terrier !

    http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee509/hambo1982/37192_2_468.jpg

    These little guys are the way forward!

    whatsThePoint

    Your telling porkies now



    Touche!
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