I think the bigger issue is that some little-dog-owners don't feel the need to make their pint-sized pets behave. They allow them to jump on people, lunge and bark on leash, and snap at passersby from their handbags. None of that is okay, regardless of the size of the dog. However, a large dog jumping up, lunging, barking, or snapping at people walking by is going to get noticed a lot faster and receive a lot more negative commentary from the public around them. It's just a fact. We really shouldn't make excuses for inappropriate behavior in any dog. As dog owners, we need to just own up to the fact that our dogs jump up, sniff crotches, or whatever it is that they do. And know that these problems can and should be fixed in any sized dog. Need help? Just ask!
So, yes, I do like little dogs. In fact, there are some little dogs who simply turn me to mush with their overwhelming cuteness. And I am sure the day will come when I see a smaller dog as a better option for me, that day just isn't today. In the meantime, I do enjoy other people's small dogs. When they are well-behaved, that is.
Me snuggling with my little dog friend, Posey. She'll steal your heart.