Many people adore large dog breeds such as Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherds for their energy, athleticism and versatility. But big breeds aren’t for everyone. If you live in an apartment, have small children or aren’t strong enough to handle a canine who weighs more than 70 pounds, you may want to consider a small dog.
There was a time when leaving the house was a real challenge for Leslie Weed and her daughter, Lanier. That is, until the two of them met Macon.
Macon, a service dog for children with autism, was paired with Lanier, who is on the severe spectrum of the development disorder. Years later, the dog is always by the young girl’s side, ready to play, rest and do any number of other things with the family.