Dogs are man’s best friend. However, the big dogs are more expensive and harder to take care of. For the modern family where space and time may be limited, along with the lack of desire to pick up heaping amounts of poop, many families have opted to get small “cuter” dogs that also tend to sometimes resemble rats.
These dogs are usually less reliable, intelligent, and/or athletic. They make up for it with their cuteness and ease of care. Because of their small size, they are vulnerable to bigger predator animals which includes other dogs, cats, and even large birds such as hawks. In this one case, a coyote was the predator.