A devastating psychological disease in which the sufferer mistakes the likes of chihuahuas and dachshunds for actual dogs. In severe cases, the sufferer may even prefer the company of such animals. Female microcyniphiles may even carry them around in their purses.
If a person prefers dogs whose life expectancy is higher than their weight, than he or she may be suffering from microcynophilia.
The best treatment for micrcynophilia is a nice large dog, such as a golden retriever, great Dane, or St. Bernard.
I broke up with my girlfriend after I saw her carrying a teacup chihuahua in her purse; she never told me she had microcynophilia.