I have a maltese shi-tzu (a white mop.) Cute, fluffy and adorable. However try to put on his winter jumper (I have him clipped and he shakes with the cold) or put on his walking harness and your will cop a bite from a angry dog. A while back he had a cut on his paw and the vet said to change the dressing daily - yer right! Soon as he saw me or my sons with the bandages he would start to snarl. The next clipping/bath is going to be interesting with the groomer as he has nipped him twice when being picked up to be placed in the bathing area, last time he had to muzzle him first, but now he knows he is going to be muzzled I guess he will react. He is placid and fun until you do something he doesn't like. Next time I will buy a larger less agressive dog.