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World’s smallest dogs can be a big handful

Thursday, May 01, 2014  
Posted by: Emily Becker
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The Washington Post

LOS ANGELES — Living little carries some big risks. The smallest dogs in the world weigh less than 7 pounds, and can easily slip through cracks in a fence, get stepped on or even hugged a little too hard. A few other “little” problems are inherent in the popular “toy” pooches that people love to tote in purses, push in strollers or carry along on errands. They can be expensive if purebred, can’t keep pace with big dogs on long walks, shouldn’t roughhouse with kids and are often targeted by thieves. But pet owners say the small setbacks don’t overshadow the diminutive dogs’ outsized personalities…

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