Shaka Smart's right to yap

Coaches at 'small dog' programs aren't shy about claiming their place

Updated: February 10, 2012, 3:57 PM ET
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

I was never a little-dog guy. My first dogs when I was a kid were a German shepherd named Buddy and some big, mixed something or other named Pal. Yes, Buddy and Pal. Hey, I was a kid. Later, as an adult, I adopted a Labrador-shepherd mix that my kids used to ride. His name was Norman -- for Norman Bates. Yes, "Psycho's" Norman Bates. Hey, it's my favorite movie.

Last year, I brought home a dachshund for my daughter. Actually a dachshund-Jack Russell terrier mix. Her name is ...

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