Top Ten Worst Dog Breeds

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The Top Ten

1 Chihuahua Chihuahua The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of sizes, head shapes, colors, and coat lengths.

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 ...more

Yup, people that dislike Chihuahuas and little dogs shouldn't dislike the dog, they should dislike the owner who is a horrible dog owner, not a pack leader and lacks knowledge in knowing dogs instincts. THAT is the reason dogs (all breeds) act badly. - foreverafs

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

Chihuahuas are questionable dogs. One, they're spoiled so they're hard to give basic training to. It took my Chihuahua 8 years to stop peeing and crapping on the carpet. Two, for a small dog, Chihuahuas have one of the loudest and most contagious barks of any dog breed. My Chihuahua only barked when someone knocked on the door and when we turned the vacuum on, but some of them bark for literally no reason. Three, Chihuahuas will never hesitate to bite you if they don't like you, and I've experienced that many times. If I even got close to my Chihuahua, she would've started growling at me and ready herself for the attack. Overall, Chihuahuas are not too much of a bad breed. All you have to know is that they're pamper dogs. They want to be spoiled, and if you can't handle that, then it's best not to have one as a pet. - Mcgillacuddy

These dogs are vicious by nature and are way too overprotective of there owners. I have two dogs. I eventually chose one chocolate Labrador and a Golden retriever. I tried out chihuahuas but they were nipping from 3 weeks and they wouldn't budge from their owners feet! I am also 11 years old but a boy.

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2 American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier The American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog breed. It is a medium-sized, solidly-built, short-haired dog whose early ancestors came from the British Isles.

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 ...more

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, it's 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

Pitbulls are great dogs and they are protective but the only reason they go crazy is because at a certain point in time their brains will grow bigger than their skull.

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3 Chow Chow Chow Chow The Chow Chow is a dog breed originally from northern China, where it is referred to as Songshi Quan, which means "puffy-lion dog".

These dogs are MEAN. They're mean to people and other dogs, plus they shed constantly and are impossible to train. My brother and his wife have one. She wasn't even cute as a puppy, and it's been impossible for them to train her on even basic commands. Coincidentally, my sister-in-law is also mean and high maintenance, so it's the perfect dog for her.

Meanest dogs I've ever known are chows. My dads only been but twice in his life, both times by chows. My friend owns one, and that things always picking fights too. Just my two cents, but I think insurance companies were right when they charge more for one.

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

These dogs look like teddy bears, but they are sometimes aggressive and dominant. PROCEED WITH CAUTION WHEN BUYING/ADOPTING

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4 Rottweiler Rottweiler The Rottweiler is a breed of domestic dog, regarded as medium-to-large or large.The dogs were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweil butchers' dogs, because one of their uses was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market.

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

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.

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!

THey are very mean have you ever watched Max!

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5 Presa Canario Presa Canario The Perro de Presa Canario, A.K.A. the Canary Mastiff, is a large Molosser-type dog breed originally bred for working livestock.

I agree these dogs can be aggressive but they were created by humans so...

Took me 2 seconds to find him in this picture, nice work, tree

Humans created this breed. Just saying'

These aggressive breeds should all be illegal and put down.

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6 Dalmatian Dalmatian The Dalmatian is a breed of large dog, noted for its unique black or liver spotted coat and mainly used as a carriage dog in its early days.

Dalmatians are very cute and sweet but they are not the best with children.

Dalmatian are notorious for bitting people. They are an aggressive breed and require strong diligent owners.

These dogs are simply some of the most useless dogs they go deaf from their own spots... I mean really come on.

Well even different breeds dose not mean all dalmatians are bad with kids

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7 Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute The Alaskan Malamute is a large breed of domestic dog originally bred for hauling heavy freight because of their strength and endurance, and later a sled dog.

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.

I live on base housing, where 90% of everyone owns a German Shepard, malamute, or husky. I haven't meta single person yet(with a few exceptions for the German shepards) that haven't regretted getting these dog breeds. Malamutes and huskies are not good house pets. Haven't a big yard isn't the answer either. You need to have a profession that involves spending time with them, and working them hard in order to get them to behave some what docile.

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8 Basenji Basenji The Basenji is a breed of hunting dog. It was bred from stock that originated in central Africa. Most of the major kennel clubs in the English-speaking world place the breed in the Hound Group—more specifically, in the sighthound type.

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

Listed among the smartest dogs for decades, with an incredible sense of smell. Playful loving dogs do not belong on this list.

To whoever said "more like a cat than a dog":

HOW IS THAT BAD?!?! Cats are so nice!

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

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9 Pug Pug ...read more.

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

Mine is great with my kids and VERY playful, but other than that he is the WORST! Real jerk. HE breaks, eats, urinates everything. He's the only dog I have ever had in which obedience school was necessary, and that isn't working. Mind you that the trainer is certified. It's like he knows what he's doing is bad but does it regardless. I don't know maybe mine is just ugly AND disobedient because everyone I know with a pug tell me the contrary about their pug.

How can you say that?! Pugs are adorable!

High maintenance, prone to yeast infections on his face, can't breathe, shed like hell, and they stink. What more do you want from a dog? Sounds like heaven to me.

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10 Afghan Hound Afghan Hound The Afghan Hound is a hound that is distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end.

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!

Don't be stupid I have a grandma that has 1 and she's a great dog sometimes she will bark at the door but that's it. She loves children, people, and even my grandma's other dog Max. Which is the only dog she's ever known except for 1 that died. I never want to see this Afghan Hound on the top ten list ever again. I'm definitely using another website.

I made a mistake. Whoever said "Whoever put this here is stupid" is not stupid. The person who put this on the list is stupid.

Oh he Ned's to run more and get of his ass

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The Contenders

11 Doberman Doberman The Doberman Pinscher, or Dobermann, or Doberman, is a medium-large breed of domestic dog originally developed around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax collector from Germany.

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.

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.

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.

These aggressive breeds should all be illegal and put down.

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13 Fila Brasileiro Fila Brasileiro The Fila Brasileiro also known as the Brazilian Mastiff is a large working breed of dog developed in Brazil.

They are great pets and not as big as you think

Huh? never seen one, but from what I've heard they aren't very good

It. looks pretty big and mean but don't judge it by it's looks it can't help that

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14 Bluetick 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

That comment is completely unfounded! I have had a Bluetick for 10 years, and she is the sweetest dog. She rarely makes noise, unless we encourage her to; her baying is so melodious! <3 She is happiest lying in the sun, soaking up the warmth, and must have the cushiest bed in order to be happy. She is a lover, and only gets a little 'perkier' when she spots a squirrel. She is happy to meet other dogs, unless they posture aggressively. A great breed; so endearing!

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15 Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terrier The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills.

They have to much anxiety and they need to be by your side at all times it gets pretty annoying

There is a Yorkshire terrier that lives next door and he just barks at literally nothing all day. All they do is bark. It's very annoying. The owners don't walk him

These dogs are pretty useless but can be kinda cute

Very needy and a pain in the ass. If you don't want to spend the rest of your life training this dog, playing with it every second, you love barking and cleaning up piss all day, get a yorkie.

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16 Dachshund Dachshund The Dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied, hound-type dog breed with floppy ears, and short fur. Although, this Dog, which comes in a variety of colours, is not hypoallergenic.

Have a dachshund myself, and they can be sweet and they can be crazy mean. They are terrible with other people if they weren't raised being around much others. And don't even think about letting little children near them. They are very sweet to you if you are sweet to them, but they will bite anyone who walks through your door. If you are wanting a dachshund as a pet, but have never had a dog before, I would not recommend this breed.

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.

We own a dachshund, the best little dog ever! Loves everyone! Good with kids! And loves the outdoors! Need a dog with lots of energy, this is the one!

Just awful. Impossible to house train and they stink!

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17 German Shepherds German 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

These are not police dogs for nothing! They can be aggressive to there owner but this is because of pet abuse.The pet gets treated unfairly so does the owner. you just have to treat him fairly and he/she will love you and could be a house hold pet, a guard dog, military dog and police dog. German Shepherd are awesome pets and assistants at work. A German Shepard can be a pet and a worker at the same time because it knows when work is over and it's time to hang out. So the way I see it the German Shepard is only bad because it has a bad owner, a horrible trainer, and the person who wrote this has to go on the top ten list for the most stupid people. Everyone knows that German Shepard's are the top ten best dogs not worst! -Jayna age 10

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

Absolutely not. One of the most intelligent and beautiful breeds of dog on the planet. Incredibly sweet and docile, and super easy to train. Best dog breed. - Cadetickle

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18 Golden Retriever Golden Retriever The Golden Retriever is a large-sized breed of dog bred as gun dogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties, and were named 'retriever' because of their ability to retrieve shot game undamaged.

Best dog in the world! I have one at home and it's so loyal and loving. His name is Blitz and although he is way bigger than golden retriever is he is the cutest, sweetest, loving dog ever! they are just like a golden lab except longer more beautiful fur. My dog is is a red retriever. not a different breed but a reddish golden retriever and he's so pretty and is a great family dogs they love attention and it's really good to give it another dog to play with. which we did do. we got a multi jack-a-poo (a mutt)named pepper.Blitz can get annoying when he puts his paw on you but it's still cute and almost completely stopped after we got him Pepper! Golden retrievers are awesome great the best no dog can beat it's loyalty best animal in the world! I love them so much I can't even explain it.I love all dogs but this one is the best! most definitely the awesomest dog in human history! LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM! I'm so glad you put them on the best dog list can't what to show Blitz!

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

Why is this awesome dog on this list? This should be illegal.

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19 Chinese Crested Dog Chinese Crested Dog The Chinese crested dog is a hairless breed of dog. Like most hairless dog breeds, the Chinese crested comes in two varieties, with and without fur, which are born in the same litter: the Powder Puff and the Hairless.

WRONG! Love them! I have a powder puff version meaning he has hair. The males are known to be more aggressive or territorial. He is the smartest dog I have ever had! Very loving and affectionate to family and others after he warms up! My parents have his sister and they are just friendly and loving towards anyone!

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

Oh come on...WHO comes up with this?...Chinese Cresteds are the most loving, sweet, quiet, wonderful dogs in the world...Just love mine and she has never shown any aggression...She is just the most loving little soul ever..The only bad side is that she is now 14 and I wish she would live for many more years

Never met a bad crested. Very mellow and good dogs.

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20 Boxer Boxer The Boxer is a medium-sized, short-haired breed of dog, developed in Germany. The coat is smooth and tight-fitting; colours are fawn, mahogany, black or brindled, with or without white markings, and white.

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

I have a boxer and she is the sweetest thing ever but I do have to say my boxer is really stupid most of the time so I don't know if that's just my dog or if others have the same kind of situation.

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.

This is totally the worst advice you could ever get!

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