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When it Comes to Dogs, Big is Still Beautiful ???

… but restrictive rental housing and expenses can make placement a challenge

… but restrictive rental housing and expenses can make placement a challenge

Once upon a time, Americans loved Big: big cars, big houses, big muscles, big hair. Anything they could make, we could make bigger.

But whether it’s due to the cool factor of increasingly tiny technology—MP3 players that hold thousands of songs, cell phones that fit in your ear, Smart Cars that look like someone chopped a classic Detroit model in half—or just a gradual realization that we can only get so big before we run out of space, small has become the new big.

There are many good things about the coolness of small, but it’s a bummer for at least one constituency: Big dogs. In a world where less is more, the Danes and pits and Labs and St. Bernards and wolfhounds—and the tall, gangly mixed breeds who require the whole backseat of a car for a trip to the vet—often get the short end of the straw.

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