“The problem with small dogs comes from the owners passing on their anxieties to the dogs themselves,” says Emmet Folens. “They think that as they’re small they are prone to be injured by big dogs and generally don’t let them socialise as pups.”
Why are little dogs so aggressive?
Small size may make dogs more fearful, and they may lash out in self-defense, Serpell said. Tiny breeds may be more likely to react defensively because they have more to be afraid of. Alternatively, small dogs’ reactivity could be a result of their owners’ behavior.
Are small dogs naturally aggressive?
Yes, some dogs naturally have a more aggressive temperment. But pit bulls and Rottweilers were only the larger breeds on the list; surprisingly, many small breeds also appeared. While these smaller dogs are less likely to be responsible for a fatal attack, they’re just as likely, if not more likely, to bite or attack.
What is little dog syndrome?
Is Small Dog Syndrome Really a Thing? This general term, Small Dog Syndrome, refers to small dogs who misbehave. Their small stature has allowed them to rule over people and other pets because, after all, they’re small.