The term demidog/demi-dog, meaning half-dog, is commonly used to describe small/midsized "dogs" though they may look,smell & sound like a dog they arent. They often lack personality, playful,& exciting lives. They arent big enough to be a dog,often times prance around,shake,yap for no real reason,snort,cant scratch or clean themselves properly,& look as if something went wrong in the breeding. Demis are seen dressed up,carried,& better taken care of than often times the kids in the family;can end up replacing them.
demis are not necessarily (though you can still classify them as)
-rodents (such as Chihuahua, Yorkshire Terrier, Pomeranian, Tibetan Spaniel, Prazsky Krysarik or anything that might be seen carried in a purse or by Paris Hilton. Anything with "miniature" or "toy" in the name.
-& are most definitely not real dogs such as Golden Retriever, Labs, Border Collie, Boxer, Polish Hounds, Rottweiler, Weimaraner, German Shepherd, Husky, Doberman Pinscher, any dog typically breed for hunting, herding & other active lifestyles.
Theres confusion over what dogs are considered demis. Not all smaller/midsized dogs are demis. Take snoopy,all American traditional dog,yes small but definitely no demi, hes awesome! Heelers, theyre a smaller mid sized dog though they can take a kick to the face & dont give a crap. Some individual demis can be won over & work theyre way into your heart, pulling that individual dog out of the demi class but not necessarily the breed as a whole.
Demi-dogs are breeds such as Pug, Shih-tzu, Schipperke, Bulldog, Chinese Shar-Pei, Boston Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Maltese, Scottish Terrier (Scottie), American Cocker Spaniel, Chow Chow, Dachshund, Keeshond, Schnauzer ect.