|Barked: Mon Apr 30, '12 3:46pm PST |
|Uno, almost all my toy poodles are between 4 to 6 lbs. Most of them are show champions, some have obedience show titles and all of them are spayed/neutered with NO problems during or after the surgery, and I have NEVER had ANY vet or vet tech or, even myself, have trouble finding a vein on the first try.
I have also NEVER tripped over nor stepped on one of my poodles. No one who has ever visited me has either, and no child has ever injured one by giving it a hug. Trust me, they have had PLENTY of children give them hugs, too.
I have, however, gotten pretty seriously injured tripping over a labrador that was under my feet, not to mention the number of injuries gotten by having large, out of control dogs jump on me or bite me while grooming them!!
My toy dogs ALL go camping, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and run at least an hour every afternoon. They are certified Therapy dogs and routinely visit with the elderly as well as do education programs in the local schools with kids from nursery school on up to high school age. NONE of them have breathing problems, luxating patellas, or any of those other issues, nor are they snappy, growly or any way aggressive toward children OR other dogs.
Veterinarians routinely do surgery on kittens and bunnies, animals under one pound, and there are no more surgical risks with these animals anymore than there are with toy breeds of the same size or larger.
The statements you made are all extremely untrue concerning toy breeds and are unfair statements... where are your sources for gathering all this information...statistics on the numbers stepped on or squashed by children, vets who have issues with doing blood draws on them, etc???
There are some pretty horrific horror stories about issues with LARGE BREED dogs out there, health issues, temperament issues, and on and on. That doesn't mean I cringe everytime I see one!
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