People usually buy dogs not just because they can protect our home and they are loyal. Sometimes the reason can be different. About 65% of people decide to have a pet as medium of show off. They like flaunting their pets in front of other people. Pets have recently become status symbols and a very mainstream actioyvity.
Nowadays, even the love and affection an owner must give to its pets has also reduced comparatively. But you know humans are one of the genius species existing till date on the mother earth. They always find a middle-way-around from such situations. They know how to make the best, or even explore the best that the nature is offering us. This middle way that am talking about is the ‘Toy Dogs’. Well, now you might be thinking what does a toy and nature and mainstream has to do in the same discussion. But wait a minute……Toy Dogs are not really toys! These are live animals (dogs) made of skin and bones.
Toy dogs are the small-sized breeds of different species of dogs. They can be described as the not so working or running and activity-less type of a dog. The saying ‘all that glitters are not gold’ somehow perfectly fits to this category of dogs. They come in the classification of dogs, with their kind of prestige and aura but not really the kind of fitness one requires to guard a house. These are the perfect option for people who goes for cute instead of cunning and courageous, gorgeous instead of smart, and beautiful instead of toilful.
Traditionally, toy dogs were the miniature size of dogs that provided companionship skills rather any real practical skills. These category included the pug, the spaniel cock, the Chihuahua, the Pomeranian, the Brussels griffon, the Chinese Crest dog, the Havanese, the Italian Greyhound, the Maltese, the Pekingese, the Poodle, the Shih Tzu, etc. Unlike the working dogs, who are extremely ruff and tuff and trained for hardworking skills, these toy dogs are just pets for leisure. The very smallest type is also called as the ‘teacup size’. But there are very few dogs that are registered in this type. Anciently, the toy or teacup dogs were not used as the hunting or working dogs, instead as a material comfort or watchdogs and even as a health function to distract the fleas away from their owners.
Toy dogs generally attract a lot of attention when you walk with them. Though small in size, they have a kind of royalness and novelty that they flatter rightfully with their owners. They are elegant looking creatures with soft fur, clear big eyes and proportionate paws. They carry themselves in a way that can make people go all ‘Awwwwwww!!!!!’ on them. This is the major reason why a person in the first place buys it.
Although toy dogs may seem like small, cute, attractive puppies they are something that comes with a huge price tag. These are included among some of the most expensive species of dogs or any other pet for the matter of fact. A toy dog can cost from 20-25k to nearly 2.5 lakhs. This is serious, no kidding at all! Do not go on their sizes. And anyways looks can be disguising! Apart from its purchasing cost, its maintenance is also not a cake walk. Instead it’s a path full of rocks and stones which must be picked up anyhow or else your delicate dog may get hurt. Well, sorry for that lame metaphor but that really explains it all. Keeping your toy as beautiful it was when it came needs a lot of money. They need regular grooming, cleaning and other luxuries that come along with it. And in this case it becomes more important as that’s all what it really has – the beauty quotient.
If you have observed around, you might notice that such types of expensive toy dogs are generally found at rich and wealthy people. Those who can really afford them. Hence you generally see a Chihuahua or a spaniel cock or a poodle with celebrities or some other superstars. They embrace and enhance their stardom and make people turn their heads while walking.
These dogs are even the definite prize-winners for dog shows or for some ramp walks. These days the trend of showcasing your dog among people is bulging. People like dressing their dogs with different kind of clothes and accessories and walking the ramp along. This makes a lot of impression of you in the society. And the popular choice in such shows is usually the miniature-looking toys dogs.
Not just this if you are a guy, you definitely something of this kind. Because ladies can go like crazy around such pets. Even some strange can come in a park and adore and admire your dog while passing. So if you yet don’t have one go run and get one, especially the guys! It’s all a win-win situation for you. You get the girl as well as a new pet.