Top 10 Dog Breeds That Don't Deserve to Be On the Top Ten Worst Dog Breeds List

The Top Ten

1 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.

It's a myth that their jaws can lock, they have normal jaws like every other dog, everyone should calm down, I mean, these are pitbulls we're talking about, not SHARKS. And people who say they don't trust them might not know that they're just DOGS and they're not going to hunt you down or something... sheesh

My pets were very sweet

Absolutely, I am a very experienced dog walker and have NEVER had any serious problems. The only time where Pit Bulls I was walking attacked was when a game of play fight got a little too ruff (pun intended, I know, I know) but no one was injured and when an Afghan Hound attacked a Pit Bulls and the Pit Bull bit it back. In the end the Afghan had a few scratches and the Pit Bull needed a Veterinarian. - DogLuv-R

Absolutely. But really, the list shouldn't exist. I love all dog breeds. - PositronWildhawk

2 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.

The Big Boss Dog, Respect Him - YanRocky

I ❤️ Rotties. I grew up with several dogs including a Rottie and have always been fond of them and have never had an issue with this breed - DogLuv-R

3 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".

I grew up with this breed and they are not bad dogs. They HAVE to be socialized. That's one of the most important things a chow owner should do. It's been my personal experience that most people have trouble reading them. It's weird, but I've noticed that people don't seem to notice the signals the dogs give when they're upset. Maybe it's because they're fluffy so people let their guard down. Maybe it's because they're generally less demonstrative than breeds like Labrador Retrievers. I wonder if anybody else has noticed this? I think maybe their bad reputation comes from owners who don't socialize their dogs and people who aren't familiar with the breed misunderstanding them.

It is true that without socialization these dogs aren't the greatest but assuming you've done your research this dog is going to be an amazing family pet. The one part that gets people is that these dogs NEED be outside interacting to learn how to be with other dogs starting from a young age. - DogLuv-R

4 Husky

My older cousin has one and it is cute.

I have always wanted this type of dog it is pretty, fluffy, and it can pull you on a sled.

A Husky is not a lazy animal. It needs to be outside doing something or at least doing something, either way they need stimulation or they can become aggressive or destructive and that's why so,any people hate is because they haven't done enough research on the breed's needs. - DogLuv-R

What? , is a iconic dog - YanRocky

5 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.

DO YOUR RESEARCH! Half of the dogs on this list are here because not enough people do research in the needs of this particular breed. Just like the Husky the Dalmatian needs exercise and stimulation! Also, socialize them, that is a must! - DogLuv-R

6 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.
7 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.

There are a lot of videos with aggressive chihuahuas on it. I always think what they have done to them to make them like this. Owners tend to treat them like little humans which you absolutely most not do. They are dogs not human. I have 2 chihuahua's who I have raised like dogs. They are not aggressive at all and one of them loves little children and is happy to be around them.

Treating chihuahua's like objects need to stop

Raise them like dogs

Be consequent, assertive and loving. - DUTCHlioness

I love Chi's! They're loving, protective, brave, and fun. You have to be consistent when you train them because they can sometimes be stubborn. Honestly, the majority of the complaints I've heard about them had more to do with lazy/inexperienced owners when you got down to it. My elderly Chi is a sweetheart and so are a lot of the others I've met. It's all in how you train them.

I own a large chihuahua. They are quite aggressive, but only to protect their owner.
Back in 2008, my house got robbed. My chihuahua, Fiona, was able to RESIST being taken. She STAYED in the yard when the gate was open. She was sad when my other dog, Shrek (I used to obsess over those movies), a Yorkshire Terrier, was taken.
Thing is, though, Shrek found his way back after he was taken. - CatCode

The top ten worst dog breeds list is horrible! How could these small, adorable little dogs be number 1? They are so sweet and they could only be bad if their owner treated them wrong!

8 American Bulldog The American Bulldog is a breed of utility dog. There are two specific types of American Bulldog, Standard and Classic; additionally, there are also hybrids of the two types.

I own one and am literally sitting right next to him as I type this! Johnson's American Bulldog to be precise but there isn't really a big difference. Anyway this dog is a Guard Dog and is very protective of his or her master(s) mine does not get along with dogs his size of bigger and nothing close to being size either if the dog is male, it's because these dogs are bred to guard an they can see certain things as threats. But I have never had a problem other than the time he attacked another dog, BUT, in his defense that dog broke into our yard and attacked HIM first. - DogLuv-R

People who say American bulldogs are a terrible breed most have never come across one. If trained well this breed is amazing. They are so full of enthusiasm - DUTCHlioness

My dad has one and he's a big scardy cat and a sweet heart

They and the Pitbulls are awesome - YanRocky

9 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.

Highly intelligent, loyal, loving, fearless and goofy. Not for a new/inexperienced pet owner but, with patience and love, you will have a wonderful friend - and, with training (both children and dogs) they are wonderful with children. I have been owned by 6 in a 36 year span - 7 of those years I had 3 Dobies. RIP my sweet babies.

It's the owner who is a lazy-ass and don't train their dogs and not the dog itself. - DogeFan132

Such a lovable dog - YanRocky

2nd best guard dog, out ranks German Shepherds and Rottweilers. 5th smartest breed of hundreds of other dog breeds. What more can you want from a dog. The Doberman Pinchser is the perfect dog breed.

10 German Shepherd The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. The breed's officially recognized name is German Shepherd Dog in the English language. The breed is known as the Alsatian in Britain and Ireland.

Cute, loyal, handsome, loving, intelligent, shall I go on? No, I would be here for all eternity.

My older sister has one, she's quiet and usually just sits there looking at the wall.

The German Shepherd is great best dog ever. It can kill you if you attack their owners.

This is my favorite breed!

The Contenders

11 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.

I have one and he is so retarded but that's not make it the worst dog breed - YanRocky

I agree. Boxers don't deserve to be on the worst dog list. No dogs do. There is actually no such thing as a bad dog just REALLY BAD owners boxers are the best dogs in the world. Total life savers I mean they care about humans so much it's crazy. They have the sweetest personality. I ❤️ Boxers

12 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.

What is that. that gives me nightmares


13 Pug The Pug is a breed of dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. The breed has a fine, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colours, most often fawn or black, and a compact square body with well-developed muscles. However, Pugs have difficulty breathing, due to their extreme head shape. more.

Don't hate the Pug. Don't hate any dog. No dog breeds are bad. Every breed has their own strengths and weaknesses but all are lovable animals. - EspioTheChameleon

14 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.

I have a dachshund! Cute lil baby he is! How did they get on that wretched list!

15 Sphynx The Sphynx is a breed of cat developed through selective breeding starting in the 1960s, known for its lack of a coat, though it is not truly hairless.

Not gonna lie though, this dog does look kind of weird.

Not a dog..?

16 Akita

Rex is the best Akita ever! But every Akita is amazing

Aren't these fighting dogs, maybe they're hunting dogs..

Akitas are considered royal national treasures in their native country of Japan

Akitas are sooo NICE I'm pet sitting one today and she has been the sweetest thing ever

17 Pembroke Welsh Corgi
18 Shiba Inu

Wow, much don't deserve, so misunderstood, such active, wow

19 Pekingese
20 Alaskan Malamute

They are like Siberiano Husky, they got my vote

I want one! - Pegasister12

21 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.
22 Shih Tzu
23 Labrador Retriever The Labrador Retriever, also Labrador, is a sporting dog bred for aquatic game. The Labrador is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the United Kingdom and the United States.
24 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small spaniel classed as a toy dog by The Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club.
25 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.
26 Poodle The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale recognizes four sizes of one breed: standard, medium, miniature, and toy.
27 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.
28 Miniature Schnauzer The Miniature Schnauzer is a breed of small dog of the Schnauzer type that originated in Germany in the mid-to-late 19th century.
29 Tibetan Mastiff The Tibetan Mastiff is a type of large Tibetan dog breed. Originating with the nomadic cultures of China, India, Mongolia, Nepal and Tibet, its use by local tribes of Himachal Pradesh was to protect sheep from wolves, leopards, bears, large mustelids, and tigers.
30 Borzoi
31 Lhasa Apso The Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting dog breed originating in Tibet. It was bred as an interior sentinel in the Buddhist monasteries, to alert the monks to any intruders who entered.
32 Australian Cattle Dog The Australian Cattle Dog, or simply Cattle Dog, is a breed of herding dog originally developed in Australia for droving cattle over long distances across rough terrain.
33 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
34 Bichon Frise A Bichon Frise is a small, hypoallergenic breed of dog of the Bichon type, and is a member of the Toy Group in the UK.
35 Staffordshire Bull Terrier The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a medium-sized, short-coated breed of dog. It is of English lineage, and is one of several breeds generally considered to be within the pit bull type.
36 Bull Terrier The Bull Terrier is a breed of dog in the terrier family. There is also a miniature version of this breed which is officially known as the Miniature Bull Terrier.
37 Pomeranian The Pomeranian is a breed of dog of the Spitz type, named for the Pomerania region in Central Europe. Pomeranian Dogs tend to get sick very often, however.
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