They are docile dogs, very attached to their owners.
Small dog breeds have always been part of man’s life, despite having a huge diversity of types, usefulness and temperaments. Small dogs were used in various types of activity, such as companionship, lap, hunting etc.
Contrary to popular belief, small dogs can perform several important activities together with humans. Some of these breeds specialize in hunting for example. The dog is responsible for uncovering hidden prey, a perfect activity for its small size. Terriers fall into this category. For this reason they are usually dogs that need more exercise than other dogs, since they were developed for constant activity of intense exercise.
There are small dogs that also act as a guard and alert, such as the Miniature Pinscher, Chihuahua and Tibetan Terrier. Corgi Cardigan and Corgi Pembroke are great dogs for herding herds.
We cannot forget the famous companion dogs. They are docile dogs, very attached to their owners, who like to be present in all family activities. Some love lap, others not so much.
Small dogs fell in love with people for two main reasons: first, that nowadays the vast majority of people live in apartments, and it is difficult to imagine a Labrador inside a small space. Another important reason is the ease of transport. Small dogs are easy to take anywhere, on your lap, in a cart or even in your bag.