Top Ten Worst Dog Breeds


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I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU PEOPLE ARE AGAINST CHIHUAHUAS! I am an 11 year old girl who has the sweetest chihuahua in the world. She LOVES little children. She never ever snaps at them and instead just gives them kisses everywhere. Her name is Licky because she licks everyone because she loves everyone. She never makes a sound and is as quiet as a mouse. She is lazy sometimes, yes, but she is playful and just wants to play many times. She goes crazy in happiness when someone comes to the door and she jumps from room to room in extreme excitement. She never goes to the bathroom inside the house, she goes outside and she's never been potty trained. She knows how to sit. I taught her. She thinks she is a child just like my brother and I. She is just like our sister. The best sister EVER! The only time she ever went to the bathroom inside was during the night when we were all asleep and the doors to the garden were closed. Where did she pee? In front of the toilet on the mat! Now I think everyone should change their thoughts about chihuahuas. She doesn't even know she even HAS a voice. She always sees us smiling and now she can do it too. She smiles showing her teeth when she's excited. Chihuahuas are always smiling while their mouth is closed. I'm starting to think that they all have their mouths rotated to smile :) Now please change your thought about chihuahuas. Thanks! :D

I own a chihuahua and I think she's a sweetheart but I wouldn't recommend a chihuahua to a first time dog owner. Some of the downsides are that they have ear piecing howls and are very hypo and have a lot of energy. And they are defiantly not for small children as they seem to snap a lot. Even though I've said this they are still sweet, they just are high maintenance

Your right, it really matters on if these kinds of dogs on the list are trained good and loved but if they're not then they would be pretty mean - PEANUT318

Terrible breed. Poops everywhere. I have owned dogs my entire life. Eskimos are my favorite. Have a friend and family member who own Chihuahuas and I have spent some time around them. They love there dogs to death but will never get another one as the are growling, howling, and come off vicious even though they could not hurt a fly, very unpleasant to be around. Poop, poop, poop... Cry, cry, cry... Bark, Bark, Bark. I have had plenty of dogs to know these brainless rodents are not a good breed.

IT is wonderful dog

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2American Pit Bull Terrier

I get that this is a very empathetic way of looking at empirical data, but I guess the logical question is if Pit Bulls are not the most likely to be violent, most likely to kill, strongest jaw and so on then why do dog fighters overwhelmingly choose this breed to fight? This is the dog that is trained to kill and be violent by the the same people that created the breed specifically for that function. I think what people are tired of is the rationalization that Pit Bulls are not going to do what is in their nature with the correct trigger. Hunters hunt, shepherds herd, hounds dig. Etc etc. Maybe mathematically as a percentage of populations the math does not support the stereotype, but to say that Pits are not genetically superior to most dogs for the role of attacking and killing their opponents is patently untrue, supported by the fact that they are mostly used for that specific purpose relative to their World wide populations. Think of it this way.. People tend to have dogs that reflect their own personality. "Not a rule just a norm" Mean bad ass guys select mean dogs. Usually pits or in the pit mix group. Friendly family types select from the lab breeds based on personality and hunters go for hounds. Farmers working dogs. And so on. Cops for instance select shepherds because of their genetic need to work and be active, plus their intelligence. If all dogs were created equal people would not feel the need to have a pet that makes a statement about who they are as well. Overwhelmingly the type of person that has a pit is doing so to make the point that I will attack you and kill you if you mess with me. Same with people that buy dobermans and point their ears. They want you to fear them. My issue is not to kill the breed but for people to stop defending it like they are just like any other dog. They are not. They were bred specifically to fight and kill. That is their genetic legacy and there is no getting around it. They have a predisposition to attack and kill. Of course it is safe to say that you may be able to mitigate that behavior, but it is never dormant, just like hunting is never dormant in domestic cats. In my opinion owning a pit assumes that this dog has the potential to be lethal and has a higher likelihood of that happening on the whole than most other dogs. I would put chows in that category as well. Please don't misunderstand I do not hate pits. I just think that this type of messaging makes the argument look weaker not stronger. The best argument for pit owners is this one. " I want and own a pit bull because I want you to stay out of my yard. I do not want your children in my yard and if they come in my yard or you do then it is entirely likely that my dog will kill you. Stay out of my yard. As a pit owner I will make absolutely certain to keep my pit in his yard and take full responsibility for his behavior if he should get out, even if that means that you sue me for every cent I will ever make or have to put me in prison" If pit owners or any dog owners had to take that oath and sign it, almost nobody would have dogs.

You are completely wrong pit bulls just have a bad name there really good dogs it's the owners that make them mean you can train any dog to be mean or nice not all pit bulls are bad

You're all being unreasonable. Pit bulls are extremely nice and give you so much love, its not the dog, its the owner. Same goes for rottweilers and Dobermans and all of the other dogs that are "mean" if you think pit bulls are mean, you've never met one. Same with all dogs with bad rep

Yes but I grew up with pit bulls and only own Pitt bulls, I have been bit by more small dogs than anything else it is not the dog it's the owner

They are nice I love them

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It's not the dog it's the owner they make the dogs mad and so they attack
Rottweilers are amazing I mean amazing dogs to own.

Rottweiler's are the sweetest and best dogs ever as long as they aren't raised in a crappy enviorment.

Rottweilers are not bad dogs. It all depends on the owner & the dog's environment. I have a rottweiler now and he is the sweetest, cuddliest, most caring dog ever! Also I grew up around rottweilers, they are the best kind of dog to have if you want a loving, cuddly, caring dog. Rottweilers are the best dogs ever!

These dogs are great! They are only mean if they have a bad owner which is usually the problem.

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4Presa Canario

Looks like a pitbull?

I know they are dangeros and they can and sometimes will attack and probably kill but if you raise them there is no need to worry, yes they do get huge and I mean huge but inside they are just understood and I think we need to tame our fear and learn to love these great animals befoe they dissepere and it is sad to say but 50% of the world are scared of dogs! I mean that's redicules I have to look after our dog because no one else likes her that's just mean to the dog not just me!

They are so so so so so so so so so so so pertty

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5Alaskan Malamute

I have two Malamutes both females and they are well behaved girls. I don't know where you came up with the impression that they are a bad dog. Yes they are stubborn and get into things like every other dog I have had. I have 6 grandchildren and the dogs are right there with them and guess what NO ISSUES. They wait patiently for the kids to drop their food cause they are foodies. I appreciate that some people have had bad experiences but if you treat them like family they become family. If you abuse them you get what you give in return.

My Alaskan malamute was the best family dog I've ever had. Very loving caring and aware of children's where abouts at all times.

Alaskan Malamutes are really good dogs, they look and act somewhat like Siberian Huskies. Just saying the person who wrote "You people probably haven't even had one before" YOU SPELLED PROBABLY WRONG AND FOR YOUR INFORMATION I IN FACT DO HAVE ONE.

Out of control dogs

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6Chow Chow

I had a chow/german shepherd mix and she was the best dog a person could ask for she loved kids was very gentle and protective they are prone to health problems unfortunatly

They are very distrustful of strangers and seem to take a dislike to certain people even if the people are friendly to them.

Chow chows are usually aggressive but besides that they are loyal and very protective. They are like a mini hairy German shepherd because of they're loyalty

Why exactly are chow chows mean?

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Dalmatians are wonderful in my opinion but they do have those times that make you super angry but they do have there own movie 😃😃

I have had three dalmatians attack me and my little jack Russell terrier. I never had a good experience with a dalmatian yet.

They are kind of nice and very cute, but not (usually) nice to children. But they are very cute.

I met one once, it was nice. Are prone to be definitely, though.

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8Afghan Hound

Who ever put this here is stupid, I have one at home called Silky and she is the best dog! When my family members came to celebrate a festival or event they will bring my cousin's friends's little sister. When we let Silky came, she just ran over to the little girl, and starting playing with her and licking her on the face! When she got sick, she didn't even bother about her sickness! We were going on a vacation, and she went to see us leave, and each gave us a lick, and a rub on your legs, we love her. So you guys better change your minds about them! I love her, and I will forever. Don't judge a dog by it's looks, who ever thinks they're creepy and scaring, it's natural so better deal with it!

Good I love afghan hound

They might be good dogs at heart, I don't know anything about them, therefore I can't judge. I know you can't judge a book by its cover but the way they look just creeps me out.


The used to be bad but most of the aggressiveness has been bred out of most lines. The modern Doberman is rather docile, loyal, intelligent and very trainable. A couple of walks a day is more than enough to keep the energy of most individuals down and steady and I'd even go as far as saying they're acceptable apartment dogs. No reason to be on this list to be honest. Smart, loyal, loveable, very few breed related negatives that I could think of.

We had a Doberman, and it was very cute when young, then when she got older she would non-stop smell people's groins. Then one day when the gas inspector came to measure the line she went off sniffing and then bit down hard and would not let him go of his pubic area, it was horrible absolutely horrible.

Yes they are smart, loyal and loveable but make sure you get one from a good line or they may too much too handle.

Dobermans are one of the only dogs breed, bred for one job and one job only protecting and loving their family. They are loving with all people if brought up correctly and socialized love children, even if sometimes they forget their size, want nothing more than to be with you always. They have earned the name Velcro just for that reason.

I have the server's Doberman

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10Spanish Mastiff

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?Irish Setter

FIVE Irish Red Setter dogs circled around my dog when she was a puppy and she is scared of most big dogs.(For some strange reason, she likes Great Danes) The woman who owns them has apparently been fined 5 times for dog littering and she isn't allowed to walk into the park with more than 2 dogs because they are scaring so many other dogs as well. - Harri666

?Shih Tzu

Amazing breed. Very smart and great with kids. I couldn't ask for a better dog

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These don't even bark how in the world can they be bad!?

Have two of these, but they bite me for some reason. I'm not making them mad.

Basenji is a good family dog and a good guard dog. At least my uncles is

They look cute and look like they would not be bad dogs

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12German Shepherds

Although many may agree with the ignorant opinion above, if you actually do your research and train you shepherd with positive reinforcement they are he best dog of all in my opinion. Like huskies, many people jump the gun and get a GSD before they Re ready and then act surprised that it doesn't just magically know commands and find out it needs to be trained. They are definitely by no means vicious in the slightest, but they can be a handful for people who don't have the dedication to give them the exercise they need. I've always have shepherds and always will, there isn't a more loyal or intelligent dog out there

I'm sorry but ill have to DISAGREE! My cousin has a female German Shepard and she is very loyal and nice. She used to be a little wonky but that's because they bought her from a pound or a shelter or something. Once you train and love a German Shepard you will relise that they aren't bad dogs. They are just un believably strong but they use their strength to protect their family.

Germans need a lot of training and exercise. Do your research and make sure you use a reputable breeder. They are loyal, awesome dogs for the right family.

Who put this on here? If you train them, they can be loyal to you. They are adorable in my opinion. - Pegasister12

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Best family dog ever. Awesome with both of my young children. More like a kid than a dog, but awesome nonetheless.

How can you say that?! Pugs are adorable!

Pugs are sweethearts so clever and such a cute little fat creatures I just love them!

Why is pugs on this list they are the best dog ever! My pug has never hurt a young child at all! Needless to say pugs are the best! And to the person who decided that having pugs is animal abuse is a hypocrite it is animal abuse to abuse an entire breed of dog! Just plain hypocritical!

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15Bluetick Coonhound

Have little or no value as a pet never shut up and ruthlessly chase anything that moves, unless you plan to run/hunt your dog avoid this breed even though they are cute as hell

Every dog is special.


Unique dogs. Cool dogs also.

They look like mops

Komodo are so dawn ugly when I look at heart falls down to my feet and then explodes.

17Golden Retriever

I was just kidding. I can see why they are good dogs they are easy to train and loyal. You may think I'm saying this to get hate off my back but I agree that they are good

Just because I say they are overrated that doesn't mean they are bad. Just because I have a different opinion that doesn't mean it's bad you have the right to not agree with it but you don't have the right to say it's a terrible opinion because everybody has a different onpinion

Golden Retrievers are very good with children everyone and are a very good family dog.

My grandmother and grandfather has a golden retriever I love it

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This is the dumbest list ever like any dog can be the worst if they are raised wrong like I own a boxer and he is the sweetest dog ever but I am not here to rant about boxers being on the list because no dog should be here it is dumb to make a list about bad breeds because there is no such thing maybe a list about worst dog experiences would be better

They're so friendly... Which can be bad and good. I mean, in general they're GREAT dogs, and just great friends, but sometimes you just wish you could tell them to go away, you know?

My friend owned a boxer. I thought it would bite me. Instead, it walked up to me, sniffed me, and cuddled up next to me.

Cousins have 4 (2 mixes). Awesome dogs Belle, Jed, Mae Mae, and Ellie May

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I have 2 Italian Greyhounds and they are on of the loveable and best dogs ever they are not violent if you're not violent and if you let them run every day they will be the best my 1 dogs fastest is 56km/h

Good dogs as long with the right owners.

20Chinese Crested Dog

Love my Chinese. Crested they are the Powder Puff version they are very cuddly and friendly The only downside to them is that they have a tendency to have bad teeth so I have them cleaned every 2 years

I think they are sweet. I never met one, but people say they are kind, even though they are not... Traditionally pretty atmosphere...

Chinese Crested's are a bit hard to care for because they can't be in cold weather because they get too cold and they also can't be in hot weather because they get sunburn Easley they always need to be in the right weather]

Ugly as crap but they make up for that in sweetness

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1. American Pit Bull Terrier
2. Rottweiler
3. Alaskan Malamute
1. Chihuahua
2. Chow Chow
3. Presa Canario
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