I don't like little dogs in gerenal. My cousins have poms and maltese/poodle mixes, and they are all cute and loving but annoying. (no offense) They are so hyper but you can't walk them on a leash because they go nuts (which is the owners fault of course) and they bark at EVERYTHING nonstop. They also beg worse than my big dog and walk all over me which I just find annoying. And none of them do any tricks, like sit or down, although I've tried teaching them, they are just too hyper. But that is just my cousins little dogs...
Other than that I've never met a dog I don't like.
I am planing to get a Pomeranian, I like little yappy dogs because they're like a little spark of energy! My dad would rather get a labrador or something. He doesn't like dogs that are smaller than cats. :P
JustPuppyLove, it's great that you recognize the care that is required for the hairless dogs. Many people think that with hairless dogs there are no grooming issues. They are SOOO wrong. I have all three here, puffs, hairless & hairy hairless, and the hairless require much more grooming time just dealing with acne/blackhead issues (which vary from genetic line to genetic line), moisturizing, sunblock. etc. Because hairless dogs also sweat, they generally require bathing at least twice a week. Most will get a base tan and then only require a minimal sunblock applied daily. I just use Lubriderm lotion for sensitive skin w/SPF 15 on Chancey. But, I also had a very fair skinned foster last summer required a 30-45 SPF daily.
The puffs only require daily brushing & I bathe weekly or so.
As for breeds I wouldn't want, that's a tough one. There seems to be something about them all that I find endearing but if I had to choose, it would probably be a JRT. While I find them absolutely adorable, I don't have the energy to keep up with `em. I also don't care for Pekes in full show coat. I love the breed in general, just don't like the way they look like a dustmop when in full show coat.
Big dogs drool. On a hot day it is all over you. I just took my Yorkies to the desert and they were wonderful. I poured water on their coats to keep them cool. It was a mess to groom them that night but well worth it to let them get out and chase rabbits.
The Yorkie ancestors were working dogs. They also can learn any trick that a big dog can do.
I have had big dogs in my life. I really miss the doggieness of them. I know that is not a word....but big dogs are just more doggy.
I'm more of a medium/large dog person! I've had little dogs (of course I love them all)...they think they're bigger than they are so most have bad temperaments around other dogs...most are yappy (I HATE the high pitch yappers)...stuff like that. I socialize all my dogs but every single small dog I've owned eventually stopped liking other dogs.
Don't get me wrong, I do LOVE ALL dogs but I definitely like larger dogs and I may or may not own another small dog in my lifetime.
Oh yeah I don't like Chows. Have had bad experiences with each and every one that I met. This lady I know owns 2 from a famous breeder, Liberty & Justice are their names. They always got along so great with Riley then one day Liberty snapped and bit Riley pretty hard. He growled and tried to pin him down. This dog was well socialized and always around other people and dogs, and Riley hadn't done anything to annoy him(which he does sometimes) we were just all walking together on a leash. So I'm not a Chow person.