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big dog or small dog?

Who else wanted a small dog and ended up with a large dog because SOMEBODY in your family insisted on a larger breed? Not that I'm complaining, I love my monster. I just wish she was a little smaller.

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Asked by LoveMyDog at 12:02 PM on May. 13, 2009 in Pets

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  • it was backwards for me. my SO wanted a pug, but the DD and i fell in love with a lab/chow/rott mix, who now weighes 85 pounds, but thinks she's a lap dog! (lol. sorry honey... you pick next time!!!)

    Answer by mama_moonsong at 12:06 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • I want a small dog but DH has to have "big" dogs. blah! it is hard to bathe them and the poop is bigger! how annoying! Plus they eat a ton more. Our next dog in about 5-8 years will be a LITTLE dog.

    Answer by SandraRh at 12:09 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • I have always said that I would never have a little dog. I now have a St. Bernard and a mini Dachshund. LOL What a mix. I think that in most cases big dogs tend to be better. With the kids ans all.


    Answer by bizima4 at 12:11 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • i get whatever i want cause my husband likes to make me happy plus i tell him i'm home with them more then he is. right now we have to 2 big dogs but we are getting a shih tzu this saturday. can't wait. in a few weeks were going to have some puppies yikes. we compromise around here.

    Answer by melody77 at 12:38 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • My BF wants a big dog and I wanted a chihuahua, I got mine were still negotiating on another one he wants a great dane!

    Answer by dairyberrys at 12:47 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • everybody in my family like small dogs but i dont .. so i went and found a dog for my daughter.. i got a Rotweiller Mix With Lab...she is a pretty big dog. love her to dealth.. but i never told the fam what kind of dog she was til she started getting big :D haha

    Answer by Cyarasmom at 1:01 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • my husband wanted a Pug, but I wanted a big dog. We ended up with a pit bull who is now his baby lol She's just an overgrown lap dog

    Answer by Elijahsmommy9 at 1:33 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • I wanted a small dog for our 3 year old but we got a crazy huge boxer that knocks her down and she is scared of him. Everybody told us to get him a companion and he wouldn't be so wild so guess what we got? Yes, another boxer but it is a girl so I am hoping she will be calmer.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:25 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • i love big dogs but i wanted a small one becaue we lived in an appartment. then i found out the people next door were going to sell their boxer puppy to someone who was going to fight her so i just had to have her.then we got another big dog so she had someone to play with when we wernt home lol. so i have my boxer and a beagle lab mix.

    Answer by Shelii at 3:58 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • Well, I just wanted a Cocker Spanial and I thought I was getting a Golden Retriever that would grow to maybe 65lbs. But she turned out to be a 75 lbs. Lab Shepard mix. Thanks goodness she is female. A male would have been even bigger! She is a great dog though!

    Answer by LoveMyDog at 4:32 PM on May. 13, 2009

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