Top Ten Worst Dog Breeds

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Chihuahua
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
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.
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2Pit Bull
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'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
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3Chow 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.
They have multiple personalities.
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4Presa Canario
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!

5Rottweiler
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.
I grew up with Rotts, they used to wrestle with me, most loving dog I've ever had
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6Alaskan Malamute
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.
You people probly haven't even had one before
Alaskan malamutes are the best dog breeds

7Basenji
Have two of these, but they bite me for some reason. I'm not making them mad.
These don't even bark how in the world can they be bad!?
Their not so bad but I would never want to own one
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8Dalmatian
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.
Dalmatians are not as good with children, But they are cute and make good fire dogs,
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9Doberman
We have had four wonderful Dobermans--Missy who was to be put to sleep because her owners did not want her--gave us 10 wonderful years--Loni--a breeders special dog. She gave us another 10 wonderful years--had to have a Malignant tumor in her eye removed. Allie who developed liver cancer at age four. And now we have Leisel--a throw away from Doberman rescue in Lake Placid Fl. She had been running the streets as a feral dog. She has been difficult--we gave her back twice! But realized she needed a family. She is 3/12 so we have a long way to go!
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 had 2 Dobermans, each for a long, joyful time, and each was extremely well behaved, attentive to directions and great with my children.
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10Afghan Hound
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 Contenders

11Spanish Mastiff

12Fila Brasileiro

13Yorkshire Terrier
They have to much anxiety and they need to be by your side at all times it gets pretty annoying
They are a bit yippy and nippy
I love my Yorki but he is awful we can't have people over because all he does is bark and nip.
The funny thing is he is fantastic with my kids.
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14Bluetick 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

15Dachshund
I have had this dog breed for over 20 years. A well socialized Dixie will love everyone. As a puppy you need to teach them not to bark. The barking can be controlled. They will bark to protect their home and that's okay. These dogs need attention and their minds have to be active to stay a well behaved loving dog.
Bark Bark Bark, can't be in the cold, to many ear infections, eats the house.
My neighbor has one of these stupid dogs that would just bark and bark all day long... Ugh, don't get one of these!

16Komondor
They look like mops
Eww they're gross! And by the way, YORKIES shouldn't BE ON THIS LIST! @$&#<es

17Pug
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!
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18Chinese Crested Dog
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]

19Husky
This is wrong I don't know what your iq is but huskeys are cute lovable animals and the only excuse people have for being bit is cause they be teasing the poor dogs.
They are the best dogs ever! If you got bit then stop teasing them it's rude! I love them my husky was abused by his previous owners so we saved him. I will always love him!
Our husky was destructve (ate a hole in the couch, ate a coffee table) and neurotic. Not a good indoor dog, she could escape her kennel in several different ways...

20Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE PERSON WHO POSTED A CAVALIER ON THIS LIST! I happen to know a few sweet Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. I'm sure Animal Planet begs to differ with your opinion. A Cavalier is number 3 on the top 10 best small dog breeds for children, STATING THESE ARE VERY EASY DOGS TO TRAIN AS WELL AS AVERAGE SHEDDING AND NOT A LOT OF MAINTENANCE. Dogs 101 clearly states that these are great dogs for small children and if you love beautiful faces and kisses this is the dog for you.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are the BEST dogs in the world.
Very High Maintenance, and not smart. However, they are good cuddle dogs.
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21Boxer
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?
Boxers are the best

22American Bulldog
Along with the pug, these are one of the best dogs ever!

23Cocker Spaniel

24Miniature Schnauzer

25Labrador Retriever
Labs are amazing pets.

26St. Bernard
Saint Bernards can be quite wild and even aggressive. My grandparent's neighbor's Saint Bernard bit a teen in the face. Later the Saint Bernard, Boomer had to be put down, meanwhile the teen had to get 13 stitches.
St. Bernards are VERY dangerous and aggressive.

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