Haha, what do you consider small? My Mini Aussies are 25-30lbs and they are all well behaved
I've also seen quite a few good small dogs... however, the majority are simply owned by people who fall a bit short when it comes to socializing and training :/ Actually, I think they act just like their little dogs... completely fearless... because when their little dog is charging a big dog they don't seem to consider the fact that a single well placed bite could kill their dog. So neither the little dog or the owner have any survival sense...
Murdock - GSD
Virgil, CGC - GSD
Tara, Reagan, Madison, and Jefferson - Aussies
The birds: Dante - CAG / Nero and Sunshine - Budgies