Yes I have a yorkie (on a boat)
Yes she is my dog-child (thanks to cancer at age 31 human ones are out of the question. I'm allergic to kids
No she does not bark constantly
Yes she barks at local boats too close to ours
Yes she barks when it sprinkles to let us know to close the hatches.
No she does not bark at everything passing by.
No she does not defecate or urinate near people
Yes I clean up after her.
Yes I am biased because I work in the veterinary industry
Yes I TRAINED my dog to behave
Yes we also sailed with a 100 pound lab (RIP)
No it was not cruel
Yes I respect ones decision to not owning a pet
Yes I understand why people get upset over dirty, ill behaved pets
No I do not think it's fair to judge many by a few... regardless.