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A lapdog is a dog that is small enough to be held in the arms or lie comfortably on a person's lap. Lapdogs are not a specific breed, but is a generic term for a type of dog of small size and friendly disposition.

Lapdogs historically were kept in many societies around the world by individuals with leisure time, as docile companion animals with no working function. Genetic analysis reveals that lapdogs are among the earliest specific types of dogs to live with people. Today, most lapdog breeds fall into the Toy breed group.
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review by . January 14, 2010
In Praise of Small Dogs
In opposition to Trashcanman, I am very much in love with small dogs.  I came to this revelation in the last few years.  Until then, I had always thought of myself as a large breed dog owner.  One day, a lady  came into my booth at an art's festival carrying a well behaved long haired chihuahua.  Enchanted, I struck up a conversation and got the phone number of her breeder.  My husband was not thrilled with my recent obsession, but indulged me despite his reservations.  …
Quick Tip by . February 01, 2010
Big or small, I love them all! Hey, I rhyme :)
Quick Tip by . February 01, 2010
Like a cat, in that they can fit in your lap, but unlike a cat, in that they actually want to be there...I am definitely a cat person.
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