Why Do We Love Big Dogs?
There is no doubt that many pet lovers prefer large dogs, regardless of what numerous individuals would consider the disadvantages associated with such breeds. For example, anyone who has ever owned a large dog has been left to wonder, at least once, if a hurricane swept through the house while he or she was at work. If you are like some large dog owners, you may have stood in the middle of your living room floor as your pooch proudly showed you the ottoman he destroyed in your absence, or the way she “played” with your freshly folded laundry, which is now scattered all over the floor. While it’s true that big dogs can sometimes wreak havoc in a house or yard, let’s face it, we love them anyway.
Part of their appeal is almost certainly their loving, affectionate nature: even though some people are afraid of large dogs, such breeds are often some of the most mild tempered, friendly pets that a person could choose. There is just something lovable about a big oaf of a mutt clomping through the house with his tongue hanging out, looking for someone on which to bestow a wet sloppy kiss.
In addition, even though we know they are harmless, big dogs can make us feel more secure. Most people assume when they see a large dog walking with his or her owner, that the animal is there to bite anyone who comes near the human on the other end of the leash. Such dogs are also usually great at sports. This means we never have to wonder where we’re going to find someone with whom to swim or play ball.
Maybe there is just something appealing about a supersize pet that looks incredibly fierce, but then acts like your two-year-old toddler. After all, how many large beasts make just as good of a night watchman as they do a pillow? Human fascination with large canines will probably never wane as time goes on. Therefore, if you are looking for a new best friend, consider a big dog. If anything, you will never be bored!