Although pint-sized pups might look unassuming, children still need to be taught how to properly interact with any dog, big or small. Small dogs have been known to bite, in some cases more than larger dogs. Yet small dogs do have a certain advantage.
For starters, they can go with you virtually anywhere. There are so many purse and bags out now in pet stores that you can literally take your dog with you everywhere you go.
Plus, for the many city dwellers who still really want to share their lives with a canine companion, a small dog is the way to go.
Oh, and did I mention they are devastatingly cute?