Each decade, at least the ones that I've been around for, seem to have had a breed of dog that was the vicious dog that reflected the spirit and tone of times. Except, it seems, this one. Maybe we don't need a symbolic displacement of viciousness right now.
Kelly, a reader of The Foundation commented the following: "I guess the dogs of the times now are the little useless ones that celebs carry around in their designer bags." Brilliant.
Viciousness has in fact become more more of a social function that an aesthetic experience in this decade. Thanks Kelly.