Lovely, loyal, protective and intelligent, the dog is a friend who shall never abandon you. Thus, it is of vital essence that you make sure that your dog is taken care of, that its needs are seen to and it does not feel neglected. It is important that you know all about your breed, its preferences and above all, how to keep it healthy. While it is true that all breeds of canines are equally susceptible to diseases, there are some ailments that only affect certain breeds of dogs, such as dogs of a considerably large size. But smaller dogs too have their own set of problems. Because of their tiny size, there are a few diseases that are specific to them and owners must be careful to keep their dogs from suffering. Here are ten disorders that usually afflict tiny dogs.