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

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 housetrained 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

I don't know why, but every one I have ever met hates me! It's the only dog I was ever bitten by except for a dog I tried to help after it was hit by a car, and another one tried but missed! Mean little critters!

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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

I do not like it when people say "pittbulls are so mean by nature" but I also don't like it when people say "their the sweetest dog breeds! "
Most deaths in the US are caused by Pitt bulls, but this doesn't mean they are all mean and are natrually mean. Pittbulls can be stubborn and more prone to aggresion issues than other dogs, so it takes a really hard working trainer, and good trainer to train one. Trust my word, I have a pit bull. - BlueberryCatfish

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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

It looks so cute, yet so mean - ernestthechihuahua

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4 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.

Looks like a pitbull?

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

Those dogs look scary, and dogs bred for working lfesock... - Lucretia

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5 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.

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!

I like rottweilers, my new puppy is a rott weiler and she is so sweet. She is very soft and cute as well. Plus, she is never mean, she has only tried to bite a few times. And she doesn't bark a lot or mind being in a cage. - Lucretia

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6 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.

Oh, I'm ashamed of these people these dogs are so cute p.s I really want one!

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7 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.

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.

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

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.

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8 Spanish Mastiff

Spanish mastiffs are the best. They are so loyal and friendly

Dogs are mans best friend

Who ever keeps spamming "dogs are mans best friend" should stop. not all dogs are nice...

9 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.

People dislike Afghan hounds for the fur on their head, but they are amazing, extraordinary dogs, and are one of my favorite.

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

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10 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.

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

I think they are cute, but they can be annoying. But they are fire dogs. - Lucretia

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The Contenders

11 Komondor

To be honest I really don't like the look of these dogs...

Yes, I agree with the person who said this list is VERY stupid.

They look like mops

Although they look like mop dogs, komondors are nice ok

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12 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.

I've got two lovely dobermans and there the best there
Loyal and there the sweetest dobermans don't Isley have pointy ears but people cut them and make them pointy

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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.

Hello people. I'am of Brazil and knows 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 want to hurt me he would hurt that man. Has 24/7 of the protection level, do not needs to much care with fur, loves his owner, full of courage and bravery. Now, Americans, please, you won us in lot of stuff. Richer country of 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 brazillians are like poo.

They are great pets and not as big as you think

Dogs are mans best friend

Waste dog

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14 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.

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.

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

Most Yorkshires are yip-yip dogs, like most terriers. They bark and they never stop barking. - EbonyEmber

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15 Pug Pug ...read more.

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. - Pupper

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.

I think they are okay dogs, but I would never get one because they are very prone to health issues, the health problem I feel is most common is breathing issues, because of their stubbed noses. Breathing issues are also popular in bulldog, boxer, chihuahua, and shih tzu. - BlueberryCatfish

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16 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

Every dog is special.

I love blue tick coonhounds. They are super nice

Honestly my coonhound is the dumbest, grossest, smelliest, most skiddish dog I've had but he's also the sweetest, funniest, most protective one. I wouldn't recommend one for well anyone unless you're extremely patient and have a looot of spare time to spend with this clingy breed.

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17 Irish Setter Irish Setter

I have never owned one of these before but know that they often attack other dogs violently. I am not speaking on behalf of all Irish setters as I'm sure they can be lovely if they are in the right hands.

I have owned one a long time ago, and she was an affectionate, very intelligent and faithful dog

They have a strong hunting instinct and need a skilful owner

I can not stand Irish setters! 👎😡

18 German Shepherds German Shepherds

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

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

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

I used to have one, they are a little hyper at times, and the can be agressive, but other from that I can't see anything wrong. they should be taken off the list, along with Chihuahuas - ernestthechihuahua

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19 Papillon Papillon

My dad's side of the family was a family of Papillon people.

One of the easiest of the toy group to train

What? I love papillions

20 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!

My grandma and grandpa used to have one. it chewed through EVERYTHING oh boy. Giomi also loved to play catch, and was awesome. rip, giomi - ernestthechihuahua

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