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About The Book

Embrace the fascinating universe of small dogs in this captivating new book by Karen Lena Izzo. Whether you’re already a small dog enthusiast or a recovering die-hard big dog fan like Izzo, you’ll love Downward Sizing Dog as it celebrates the charm and character of small breeds.

Combining humor, scientific insights, and engaging stories, Downward Sizing Dog invites readers to delve deeper into the impressive world of these little canines, proving their worthiness of not just respect, but also immense adoration.

Written with a blend of personal anecdotes, scientific facts, and heart-tugging interviews, Izzo pulls back the curtain on what it means to be a small dog in a big dog’s world. Not only will you meet a plethora of pint-sized pups and their grateful owners, but you’ll also get to understand the latest scientific findings about these little canines, explained in an easily digestible manner.

Whether you’re a fan of Great Danes or Dachshunds, this book will broaden your perspective on the canine kingdom, shedding light on the often underestimated smaller breeds and their significant role as human’s best friend.

Downward Sizing Dog is an enjoyable read for every dog lover, no matter their preference in size. Critics have praised it as a “home-run book,” and a “lovely read” filled with “delightful insights into the world of small dogs”. So, sit back, curl up with your furry friend, and get ready to explore the world through a smaller, but equally lovable, lens.

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“Educational and informative!”

Photo of Dr. Stanley Coren looking with love on a smiling CavalierDr. Stanley Coren, Long-time Canine Corner columnist with Psychology Today. Author multiple best-selling books, including Do Dogs Dream?

“…fun, incredibly engaging and educating read…. I have reached a stage where I really want to have dog in my life again but, a large dog no longer seems to be the right fit. This book opened my eyes to the joys that having a small dog can bring.

Steve R, Verified Amazon Review

“With humor and relatability, author Karen Lena Izzo teaches us that small dogs are DOGS…This book has stuck in my brain.”

Lisa Rimmert, Author of Stay: My Forever Friendship with an Aging Dog
“Excellent book about the joy of small dogs! Very informative and a delightful read!! Highly recommend if you have a small dog or ever thought of having one join the family!!”
Lynda Snyder, Verified Amazon Review
“To fall in love with a small dog has been the greatest gift to our family…Thank you Karen for so beautifully writing and sharing this secret with everyone else;) I highly recommend this book! “
Jennifer Lambert, Amazon Review
Amazon Customer, Canada Review

“Delightful…a fun and compelling read!”

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