Beware! Designer dogs need to come with extra care labels.
Small dogs are cute and they don’t eat as much as a large dog, but they usually come with a multitude of other health issues.
Before selecting a small dog check into any potential disease issues that breed might have and get certified dogs when possible.
Plan on setting aside money for yearly dental work. Many small dogs have mouths with crowded teeth or retained baby teeth necessitating the need for more frequent dental cleanings and care.
Small long- backed dogs like dachshunds often develop intervertebral disk disease and any short- legged dog with misshapen legs can have yet another set of developmental orthopedic issues.
Extra wrinkles tend to come with a milieu of dermatologic problems and cute smushy faced critters have breathing issues as well.
So, do your research and set up a savings account.