Post by greymuzzles on Mar 29, 2018 5:03:57 GMT -8
I would imagine smaller dogs would be able to access areas that larger breeds can't, since they can fit through smaller spaces. They might also be less noticeable in general, find it easier to find good hiding spaces, and seem much less threatening (so be looked over by larger dogs for exactly that reason). To me, those traits lend themselves to scouting, spying, and maybe even assassination type roles, all of which could quite easily be piloted/thought up by just one leader, and wind up as the building blocks for a larger plot. Hell, you could even set up an 'underdog' group for all those little dogs who want to prove that they're worth more than the big breeds think.
Some of your members might also take more interest in smaller breeds if you find some way to highlight the original jobs of those small breeds, as some of these are pretty impressive for such small dogs. For example, the dachshund was bred to root badgers from their burrows, and various terriers were historically used to hunt everything from rats to foxes. It's also worth noting that small dogs tend to have high/piercing barks, so they could even make decent lookouts/sentries.