Many people I've talked to have firm opinions about what size of dog they like. Some say they love big dogs because big dogs are real dogs. They don't like yappy small dogs. Some people say they like little dogs better because are easier to deal with. They stay cute all their lives. Some are afraid of larger dogs, but are fine with small dogs. There might be a variety of reasons why you might like one over the other. \n \nI've had dogs ranging from 9 lbs. to 75 lbs., so I've had the spectrum. My big dog intimidated people merely by her size. That could be a good thing when we took walks or when someone came to the door. But, it can be expensive to feed a big dog. Sierra cost me a month to feed. You, also, have to be physical strong to control some large dogs.\n \nSmall dogs can be very cute. They are like having puppies around all the time. It's cheaper to feed them. But, small dogs can be fearful and bark too much because of it. That can get on your nerves.\n \nI don't really have an opinion either way. I loved my big dog, but a small dog fits my lifestyle now. One of the problems I had with Sierra was as she aged she needed my assistance more. I'm a small person and I have arthritis. It was difficult for me to lift a 75 lb. dog into the car and any other time she needed help. It will be much easier to lift Misha's 9 lbs. if she needs my help.\n \nWhat size dog do you prefer? Do you have an opinion either way?