Watchdogs are dogs used to protect a person or property against threats. The use of guarding dogs originates over thousands of years ago. They are traditionally big and scary-looking breeds.

In the recent years, a new trend has emerged in big cities: small dogs (called toy dogs) are carried around in purses, and have sometimes become accessories to their owners.

I cannot help but wonder: Aren't these dogs becoming some sort of emotional ramparts against the world? Security blankets for people who are afraid to go into the world alone? They are like little soldiers, sidekicks, confidants, best friends.

With these dogs by their side, their owners never have to feel alone and exposed anymore. @SophieGamand

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