Top 10 Worst Dog Breeds
This is the worst dog breed ever! My cousin has a dog named Cappy it's a boy dog and it's also a chihuahua. I think the reason why Cappy likes to run outside when he sees the front door open while Madoosa does not is that Madoosa is a dog but not a chihuahua while Cappy is a chihuahua dog. However, the dog named Madoosa is a girl while the dog named Cappy is a boy
I work in a shelter and most of the small dogs there are chihuahuas. There are only a couple sweet ones there, the rest are very skittish and mean, and I've seen them go at people for no reason. They bark non-stop and just...aren't smart. They're the hardest dogs for me to handle at the shelter, and I've actually been bitten by several of them. I feel bad for the breed since I guess people get them thinking they're going to be just this little thing that sits in your purse and doesn't do anything, but oh man do these dogs require work. Like any dog, you have to train and properly socialize them, but chihuahuas aren't smart dogs by nature, so they need to be trained when they're real babies. The chihuahuas in shelters are often the result from an owner that did not want anything to do with properly training it, so the dog isn't house trained or friendly. It's sad, but not surprising given that the breed is sort of a "pamper" dog. Regardless, I wouldn't recommend the breed at all unless ...more
Whaa? Chihuahuas are in my opinion, the BEST dog breed! I figured out that they are loving and overprotective, and sometimes they can be REALLY difficult... But I still love them. My chihuahua sat next to my cat and they are best friends, and my siblings love him too! The only thing is you are supposed to train dogs of you do not want them to bite. Of course they won't bite you but that doesn't mean they don't bite. Chihuahuas are spoiled if you spoil them. They can't just be born with ten toys and their own bed, unless you wanted that. They are very kind and cute, and the chihuahua I have cleans himself everyday. The only thing bad is that if you do not train them they can bite and poo in other people's yards and they get so scared of... Rain...
I didn't know these were so bad until today, I was walking my dog on a leash and there was this unleashed chihuahua in the front yard, my dog normally barks a lot, but this time she didn't. And that little pest came running over and started attacking her, my dog may be loud, but she has never, ever been in a fight before. She's a friendly beagle dog, and even another dog unleashed that once followed her around, and this was a big dog, there was no drama, just sniffing. I'm worried this scarred her for life, and now she won't want to be around other dogs. People should just stop breeding these dogs.
Don't stereotype this dog. I've met one before, and that dog was the sweetest, kindest, most patient dog ever. Yes, some can be mean. But some aren't. To the person who said, " I really recommend people seek a second opinion." You've just had a bad experience. I've had a extremely bad experience with a breed before. I do not hate that breed. You and your neighbor just got the wrong dogs. All breeds have dogs that are bad. What I mean, is that some dogs have bad personalities, some have good. Now, it's fine if you don't like this breed. But I'm just saying, don't stereotype. Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful morning, afternoon, night.
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
They're mean, aggressive, dangerous, and unpredictable! I (unfortunately) live with a dog who is only a quarter Pitt and I've never seen another dog attack as much as this one. It attacks my dog, a golden retriever, every time it's owner pets my dog. Some people might call it being 'loyal', but it's jealousy not loyalty. My poor golden hides under the bed and in the shower from it. It also attacks other dogs/animals - there's no reasoning for it. Not to mention it can't tell the difference between edible and inedible things and has eaten up 5 couches. Thank God it's only a quarter Pitt, or else it would be big enough to hurt me too. People who deny that pitts are dangerous are delusional. The things have alligator shaped mouths for heavens sake.
It can be the owner, but there is nothing anybody can do to change instinct... Aggressivness is in their blood and nothing can change that. One day my mom was running in town and two cornered her and attacked her. Now she is missing the bottom half of her leg, oh and after that the owner (with a family consisting of 4 kids all under the age of ten) said that they have never done anything like that before. Just goes to show that instinct overpowers any kind of training. Now imagine if those dogs would have gotten one of the owners children, I don't think that they would have been as lucky as my mother was.
Ahh wannabe dog experts say that they are man but they aren't. Whenever I do a experiment to see what people think about the breed they usually say they are mean, but they aren't. Rotties are usually sweet dogs naturally. The reason for this is because we didn't train our Rottweiler and he still protected the house. The only reason they are banned in some towns is because they are strong enough to kill you but even chihuahuas can be more aggressive. Rottweilers are by far my favorite breed because they are great with kids
Ok the important thing to realize with rotties is that you NEED to train them YOUNG. We've had rottweilers at work who are just the SWEETEST things (one likes to lay her head on my lap to demand pets, and she and her brother and baby faced little angels who would cuddle you for hours and I love them), but when we do get an aggressive one, it's incredibly dangerous because they're so BIG. And no, it's not about them growing up in a crappy environment, it's just about socialization and training. We have one regular, Rocco, who we've all known since he was a puppy. The owner is nice, but an idiot, and didn't train him as a puppy. Now, Rocco is 3 years old and can be sweet sometimes, but then snarling and aggressive at completely random moments, and he is the most dog aggressive dog we've ever had. He has to be walked with a muzzle on and with a can of dog pepper spray in hand, just in case. The owner is TRYING to train him now, but it's hard to train rottweilers once they're ...more
Rottweilers may not be the best choice for first time owners because they tend to be stubborn. Our friends have a Rottweiler who is the sweetest thing. They make good guard dogs if you train them RIGHT. Just because a dog looks tough and masculine doesn't mean it will obey you all the time, unless if you train it properly.
Ahh we have two in our street one breeded with a German shepherd and now they have a Rottweiler cross German Shepard puppy! It was cute at first but now it is much bigger and it is not so cute. We have to go down a hill to get to the park and there is another Rottweiler there. There's no fence and it once came sprinting and me! Never get a Rottweiler in your life (especially if you live in my street)
At work, chows are some of the meanest dogs we get. They're even worse over in grooming, where basically all the groomers say they're universally dreaded. We just had a chow in last weekend who had to wear a muzzle, and it still took 3 groomers to groom it. They can be VERY cute, but just incredibly aggressive and awful, and for some reason people rarely bother to train them (or maybe they just don't successfully train them). I think we've had like ONE good chow, and she lived in a house with a small dog and was clearly well trained and socialized.
These things are monsters they might have a cute fluffy friendly look but still. My friend has a chow named William he bit me and it broke my skin it was pouring blood he also has bad house manners and he hates my dog Holly a sweet little husky. And my friends parents have him away thank god and then they got this cute little boxer and he is so sweet his name is Chewy.
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.
People only buy them because they're good "guard dogs". However, they don't bother training them on basic things and just go straight to the impossibles. They're awfully behaved and must be kept on leashes on all times.
Some of the worst breeds in the world. They cannot be voice controlled, they never shut up even when yelled at, known for attacking their owner without provocation.
My neighbors own these dogs, and they are more aggressive than a Pitbull. Not to mention, they look freakish and are not kind to anyone other than their owners.
We have a couple canary mastiffs who stay with us - one is a sweetheart who will let you literally nap on her, and the other is so aggressive that none of us will go near it without a large male tech helping us. they have the same owner too, so I don't think it comes down to only training, I think it's partly just personality too.
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 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!
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 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 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.
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.
They are the best dogs, WHY IN THE WORLD, would people ever say they're horrible! Who ever put this on is a person that I would hate when I meet them, because I love them, they're clever and good, Alaskan Malamute are just like Husky' s! Why does some people disagree!
I have 2 Alaskan Malamutes and they are the best dogs in the world. They are so caring and love my family friends and children. They never even growl at people so you are not rite
Completely retarded, does NOT listen, stubborn, neurotic, can not be voice controlled, incapable of learning any tricks, never comes when called (in fact runs the opposite direction), purposefully runs from you when it's time to go inside (thinks everything is a game of chase me), not food driven (could care less if you were offering it a treat to be good, more interested in being bad). The goal of this dog is to frustrate its owner as much as possible. I can't say enough bad things about this breed. I will never get a Dalmatian again.
My next door neighbor had Dalmatians for years and they were always horrible. They run EVERYWHERE including away requiring animal control to find them. I eventually thought it was poor training from the owner until I came across them later in life and noticed the same poor traits. At this point, it must be the breed.
I have had three dalmatians attack me and my little jack Russell terrier. I never had a good experience with a dalmatian yet.
Dalmatian are notorious for bitting people. They are an aggressive breed and require strong diligent owners.
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.
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.
I don't like afghan hounds at all. They're extremely hard to train and can easily bite you (unlike Chihuahuas) they should be #1!
Some are good, but most of them are devils in fur. I love dogs, but German Shepherds bite and hurt if not trained. Has anyone read Chinese Cinderella, a true story about an unwanted daughter (most of her family hated her, the book is good but sad)? Adeline gets a baby duckling, and the German Shepherd bit the girl and killed her duckling! I heard the story of a German Shepherd who was trained by really good trainers, but bit and snapped at people!
I think this is one of those dogs that can be absolutely WONDERFUL as long as you train them properly. Don't get one without doing your research, and being able and willing to train them. But I work at a pet resort, and we don't tend to have a ton of issues with German Shepherds. Some can be dog aggressive if they haven't been properly socialized, but I think the main thing to look out for with them, that I don't see brought up a lot, is anxiety. A LOT of the German Shepherds we get have really bad separation anxiety, and end up destroying things in rooms or crying constantly, or having to wear a cone because they won't stop chewing on their tail. They're generally very sweet though and unsurprisingly can be GREAT guard and companion dogs when properly trained.
The German Shepherds entry should be REMOVED from this list! German Shepherds are the kindest, most loving, obedient, intelligent and loyal dogs of all time. I've been blessed to own 2 of them and there was nothing aggressive about them whatsoever. Far from it and they were great around children. Sure they can be trained to be aggressive ON COMMAND which is the reason they're used for police work, and at the same time, they make wonderful gentle pets. Show your German Shepherd dog the love & the respect they deserve and they will repay with their love and devotion always.
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 don't hate them, but their temperaments seem to be very unpredictable. Some are very friendly and calm, while others are very irritable and snappy. It's hard to believe that they're from the same family of dogs (Chinese toy breeds) as pugs, since I've never met an unpleasant pug, but Shih Tzus are sometimes very "mean and nasty", like my grandma's dog.
Can't stand them. Almost all the shih tzus we get at work are aggressive biters, who are never trained because people for some reason think they don't need to train small dogs, and who never shut up for a single second. I'm sure if you trained the dog, they could be good. Honestly most of the time, a bad dog just means they have a lazy owner.
I have a Shih Tzu named cupcake. She is sweet, loves kids, and adorable. A great family dog. They do shed a lot, but you just need to keep up with it. They don't need as many walks as often as other breeds but they still obviously need walks.
It's disgusting to see that people actually hate shih tzu's just because they are small. Their personality is really wise and sweet and not training them doesn't do as much damage as not training other breeds.
No! They are lovable. It's not their fault they slobber, their mouths are just like that! My uncle had one and he was really sweet.
Every boxer I've come across has been extremely annoying and they never learn anything. They slobber all over the place and are uglier than snot. I feel bad for them and their hideous snouts.
My Boxer is the sweetest dog ever. She loves people and has a strong desire to lick everyone she meets. She has a raw intelligence that for me is unusual. Whthout training I can tell her to go into the other room and she know what to do. Sit, lay no problem. Great with my 6 year old daughter. I cannot say enough good things about this sweetheart.
I understand why their on this list because of their energy but they aren't bad dogs! My next door neighbour had a boxer fully grown 1 and he is so cute and playful. I was taking my tiny lol shih tzu/ something for a walk today and the boxer was so excited to see my dog. He was like, so funny with what he was doing, hard to explain... I'm sorry but this list is disappointing. Most of there dogs are really nice.
Yes, I agree with the person who said this list is VERY stupid.
To be honest I really don't like the look of these dogs...
Unique dogs. Cool dogs also.
They look like mops
I don't agree. It's a lot like the pug. They are hated for no reason. They have health issues, due to massive breeding. I love them, and pugs as well. All dogs are cute. This dog shouldn't be on here. It's too sweet! They are so kind and are only the way they are, because of mass breeding and such. Shelters and such are the way to go. Don't go hating on them because of their looks, hate the people that made them look like that! It's not the dogs fault
Along with the pug, these are one of the best dogs ever!
Along with the pug, these are one of the WORST dogs ever!
I read most of the comments ( negative ones of course ) and I came to a conclusions. I own a pug too and I don't think it is animal cruelty whatsoever. You can't really shape the way your dog will come out, plus, everyone has preferences and came here to justify themselves. My pug is not disturbing me and my studies, since I am mostly busy with school projects. I come home and play with him and train him. The first time I tried to train him into food waiting he got 10 tries then he was good. One week later, he was mastering it. Yes, it has major health problems, but it depends on the owner too. The owner has to take good care of its conditions as they can be avoided ( never say it is impossible ) with hygiene and cooling it down. So, if you want to get a pug, accept that you are going to need good conditions before you get one.
Rescuing one from a shelter is one thing, but if you buy a pug from a breeder, you're supporting animal cruelty. What we've done to these poor dogs is wrong, and you should be ashamed of yourselves for supporting that industry. I don't think pugs are bad dogs, or that they're ugly, but I think they represent the ugliness and selfishness of human nature - ruining a completely healthy animal just because we wanted a certain aesthetic - and it breaks my heart. If you're so concerned about the looks of your dog that you'll disregard their health, and you'll support an industry that has inbred them to the point where they are ALWAYS struggling to breathe, then you to reexamine your priorities and figure out if you actually have any right to call yourself an animal lover. All breeding of brachycephalic dogs NEEDS to be banned (and I'm not saying anyone should put these dogs down, just that it needs to stop being legal to keep these poor things purebred, and to continue to breed them for a ...more
Almost all of the things people like about the way pugs look and act is in fact genetic deficiencies caused by inbreeding. All pugs that are alive deserve good,loving families, but continuing to allow this breed to multiply is humanity serving its own vanity. We've bred them to be lovable idiots that look cute, and that's what they are. Nevermind the horrible breathing from which they constantly suffer, the extra skin in their throat and narrow nasal passages, the easily damaged eyes caused by a genetically mutated head shape, the hip dysplasia, and that cute curly tail that is in fact a spinal deficiency. Don't get a pug if you are a dog lover. Just don't.
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.
I have a phobia of poodles. They're so mean and bite. I have childhood trauma thanks to Poodles. I remember being like 4 or 5 and my Aunt's poodle would scare me and I'd be afraid to get off the couch. Til this Day, whenever I go bike riding, poodles in the neighbor hood would chase me while I'm riding my bike. I pedal as fast as I can to get out of there. I look back and see them chasing me, and trying to bite my feet while I'm pedaling. Super scary. They also bark so much. I get panic attacks when I see pictures of poodles, and it's not just poodles either. Maltese scare me as well as Yorkies. They all have similar characteristics. I'm still trying to heal and resolve my childhood trauma.
People like poodles because they're pretty and intelligent, but rarely seem to realize that BECAUSE they're so intelligent, they need a lot of stimulation, or they'll get bored and either depressed or destructive. People don't bother to train their poodles because they look delicate, but you can't leave such a smart dog untrained, it's incredibly irresponsible.
Also, they really don't do well with change. They're anxious dogs, and that anxiety tends to immediately effect their digestive systems. So, you know, fair warning there.
The Poodle isn't a bad breed, but it's hated by arrogant Doodle lovers who think that their Doodles are better than any breed in the world. I don't understand why people get Doodles instead of Poodles. Doodles can have health issues from either the Poodle or the other breed it was crossed with. (Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, etc.) There is also coat variation. With Doodles it's a total crapshoot when a Poodle is crossed with a non hypoallergenic breed. You could get the non shedding Poodle coat, a mild shedding wavy coat, or a shedding coat that's wiry or flat. Poodles are always hypoallergenic. Some Doodles also are poorly behaved and socialized. I also don't understand why some Doodle lovers have an F1B (75% Poodle, 25% Other Breed) mix, yet they criticize Poodles. Not all Doodle lovers are this way. Most of the Doodles I've seen have nice owners and the dogs themselves are well behaved. Just take into consideration that a Poodle may be a better option, just ...more
I think poodles should be number the one worst! Iv heard so many stories of poodles attacking other dogs and people! I have personally been bitten by one that was supposed to be "friendly". I learnt later the owner was a complete tool and the dog had bitten his own owner a few years before and another dog!
The standard ones with the shave (and without) just look awful! They have been over breed to the point of stupidity! Stop breeding them already! Ugly, Stupid things...
Hello people. I am of Brazil and know a lot about dogs, surprising lots of adults for being of small age. They are not fat. Anyways, the dog in the photo is not the real size of Fila Brasileiro. For me, they are the best, because if some stranger wants to hurt me, he would hurt that man. Has 24/7 of the protection level, does not need too much care with fur, loves its owner, full of courage and bravery. Now, Americans, please, you beat us in lot of stuff. Richest country of the world, language is more talked than ours, bigger territory than ours. Now let us have a turn to make something good because looking to USA Brazilians are like poo.
It. looks pretty big and mean but don't judge it by it's looks it can't help that
This dog looks fat
Huh? never seen one, but from what I've heard they aren't very good
These people aren't lying. It should be law that these things come with a "Buyer beware" sign around their necks. Listen when people say these things stink. You must bathe every week... Catch 22 here is that if you give them a bath more than once every two or three weeks their skin dries out and they start to scratch and lick themselves... their hair doesn't dry either so before you know it, you got a smelly wet with slobber dog that needs a bath again. Good luck
These dogs are ugly as sin and are one of the most high maintenance breeds. They also stink to high heaven. My friends wife got one as a puppy because she thought it was cute then... Big mistake. They literally cannot find anyone who will take it off their hands. Unless you have lots of spare time and money to burn on one of these ugly rats don't get one.
Violent with other animals, children, strangers. Won't listen, hard to house train and backtracks often even with professional trainer, destroys everything, never stops howling and barking at everything and everyone and thus far it's 8 months old. Avoid.
Friend of mine has a white one and it as absolutely gross. Breath is unbearable and so is its body odor and he claims to bathe in once every two weeks and groomed every month or two... their wiry hair does not dry like a dog with an actual coat so they are constantly wet with slobber from licking themselves and it doesn't dry. These are notoriously smelly, ugly dogs.
HOW this dog is so sweet and is so cute! It was probably put on the list because people think there ugly. I want one and would name (if a boy) it Severus because of the sorta hooked nose.
I feel bad for this dog because people actually think it's ugly. It looks pretty funny and cute for me.
I love this dog! if your looking for a fun and active dog but small go for him, (mini bull terrier). people say their mean but I personally love them
Dumbass ugly egg-headed dogs with no brain other than to threaten stronger dogs.
Everybody has their different opinions on yorkshire terriers but I got to say, yorkshires are probably my least favorite dog breed. A couple months ago when a friend of mine hosted a halloween party, they allowed me to feed their yorkshire, Lola. It was going fine until she suddenly snapped at me and started growling, I could have lost a finger from that experience! Plus I didn't even do anything to deserve that. For those of you who are thinking of buying a yorkshire terrier, I'm warning you that usually art good with kids.
GOD these dogs are annoying as hell. We have a lot stay with us at work, and they're pretty much always dumb as rocks, and they tend to pee all over the floor constantly and they never SHUT UP and they have the most annoying high pitched yap, and a lot of them tend to bite. They're a spoiled, pampered breed with almost no redeeming qualities beyond their looks (if they are what you consider cute). I can't stand them.
I hate these little rats! They have the most annoying bark, can be very aggressive, and so man people make the mistake of spoiling them! Just because they may look cute doesn't make them the perfect companion. They generally aren't good for kids unless if well trained. The only nice Yorkie, and the only one I ever really liked was a Yorkie named Cookie. She is a real sweetheart and loves people, but barking was her only issue.
I have a Yorkie, he is extremely adorable and loves to play with other people, but for first time owners... let's just say it's a no-go for first time owners. First of all, they aren't very friendly with children. Second, they think they're bigger than most other dogs so if you live in a neighbourhood full of big dogs it's time to go deaf. And three they are VERY territorial dogs. But other than that, I love my yorkie! I bet none of these people actually owned a Yorkie.
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.
Dachshunds are cute dogs who are loving and very true to owners and loyal but can be very yappy-barks a lot. I have 2 dachshunds named Bart and Bixel. Bart is 15 and will be 16 in February. He is calm and laid back but loving and affectionate. The doctor said he could live until 20. He is my best friend forever. Bixel is 7 years old and will be 8 on July 6 (5 more days). Bixel is funny and loves to cuddle and kiss people. He can growl at other people but only if he feels I will be harmed. He is the most loyal and smart dog ever. I love Bart a little more though. Go hot-dogs! (Dachshunds)
I've never come across a smart or exciting Dachshund. My mom has had many throughout my life (from various previous owners too) but they've all acted the same, never come on command, never capable of learning, and bark until the sun goes down. Horrible breed and ugly as hell.
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.
Anybody who supports the continued breeding of bulldogs is either completely uninformed, or just awful. We've messed up this poor breed so badly, it shouldn't exist as a purebred anymore. If you MUST get a bulldog, get a mixed one from a breeder who's trying to introduce new blood into this incredibly inbred breed. Nobody should even be ALLOWED to continue breeding pure English bulldogs, it should be considered animal cruelty at this point. When you've bred a dog to the point where they're so disfigured that the mothers can't even give birth on their own anymore, and where they have so. many. health issues, it's inexcusable to continue trying to keep them "pure". Disgusting, what we've done to them.
I feel like this should be higher on the list. Bulldogs shouldn't even exist. They can't give birth on their own, and have many health problems. But some disgusting human beings decided "Yeah let's make this thing exist" but that was wrong. It should be considered abuse for them to exist because their lives are terrible.
Mine was a sweetheart with its owners, but it got EXTREMELY aggressive with everyone else, and they have a short life expectancy, but mine lived for 12 years. They are also very expensive and has health problems.
These poor dogs have so many health issues. I owned a sweet that by ex boyfriend got me. the dogs name was Charlie and the poor baby had hip problems, breathing problems, and eventually got cancer, we cured it, and then he died suddenly from digestive issues. cost me about 20,000+ in vet bills. this breed is just too sick to be an acceptable dog to own. Its cruel to breed them.
My akita is extremely friendly with children, but she hates most black people and mexicans. She also just acts like a giant stubborn toddler, she refuses to move off of the neighbor's lawn when their dog is out. I'm surprised that this is 30 on the list, they are stubborn, annoying, and extremely jealous around other dogs. Akitas are sweet and cute though...
Mine has chased away many a spook and mexican best dog I ever had.
Yep, probably the worst breed we've ever had. A neighbour bred them and gave us one as a gift. The parents were both aggressive little dogs that hated other dogs.
The puppy they gave us at about 12 weeks old (pretty much straight after getting him),
latched on to my little sisters bottom lip when she petted his stomach and must've woken him. The bite even from a puppy was quite bad and required stitches.
My parents quickly gave the dog back to the neighbours.
We've had Rottweilers, German Shepards, Blue cattle dogs & even bitsa's that we're from pig hunting dog litters & none of these breeds was as aggressive as the Basenji's we seen.
This is an African hunting dog and isn't good with people.
Total Spawn of Satan. Yeah they don't bark, however these loner dogs whine like no other. They are high strung and not at all for children. We had two throughout my Childhood and they both were aggressive, and would growl at us.
Listed among the smartest dogs for decades, with an incredible sense of smell. Playful loving dogs do not belong on this list.
Horrid dog breed! Very unpredictable and not at all loyal. Will go after and kill ALL other animals that run.