Top Ten Worst Dog Breeds


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 have a 10 year old chihuahua that was my husband's family dog. He started living with us about 8 months ago when my father-in-law no longer became able to care for him. This dog has never properly been potty trained and at this point we can't be sure how much of his mistakes are out of spite and how many are actual accidents he's not even aware of. We've tried every home training under the sun (we don't have enough money to take him to a professional), but he hasn't budged an inch. He cries all night long for no reason. He has plenty of food and water. We take him to the bathroom right before we go to bed. On rare occasions he sleeps a whole 12 hours but most nights he freaks out every 3 hours until I end up taking him outside (to barely pee once maybe mind you and he has diapers). He barks constantly for no reason and won't stop for anything. He is the worst dog I've ever had my whole life to the point where we've sworn off dogs once he's passed and possibly children no joke. The ...more

My god are these dogs annoying! If you don't train them right, they turn into spoiled rats that bark nonstop, terrorize everyone, and think that they rule the roost. I don't like this breed, but I am open minded to believe that there are some well behaved Chihuahuas. I think they look ugly, are stupid, and are very annoying. I can't stand their barking, howling and whining. This breed is bad, but not as worse as the Bichon Frise. - CassiniHuygens

I saw this little chihuahua named Julio. Cutest damn thing I ever saw!

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

Sorry to break your bubble, but it's not always the owner's fault. - DaisyandRosalina

The most common excuses pit bull owners make:

1. "It's not the dog, it's the owner." I'd say it's about 90% the dog's fault. They were bred to fight bulls, bears, and the like; the whole Nanny Dog thing is a myth. I adopted an abused Aussie/Golden mix, but he only shows his teeth when he was panting or eating and is timid yet extremely sweet. All those stories about pit bull attacks are completely true, and it's not always a bad owner. Many times, a well-raised pit just attacks out of nowhere. Why else are they banned in the UK? Why do so many end up in shelters? If they had no problems, no one would give them up in the first place.

2. "MY pit bull is so sweet and would never hurt a fly." Just because an attack hasn't happened doesn't mean it never will. It's like saying "oh my husky would never run away." It's a breed tendency. (And no hate on huskies, I love them, but they can really run.) Most mauling cases are from pit bulls. They do so much damage to unfortunate ...more

THE TRUTH: Any dog can be mean if the owner trains it too. Pit bulls are no exception. They were actually bred to be family dogs. They were so strong and loyal, so on the prairie trains, when the dad would go off to hunt, he'd leave the pit bull to protect his children. Then, terrible people took pit bull's strength and used it for their own personal profit and gain. How is that the pit bull's fault?

3 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.

They are mean and try to bite you. I have one and it will try to eat your fish, cat, hamster, turtle, and ferret. Sometimes they are sweet but if you something wrong you gonna get it. I do not recommend one of these. If you have one well its not my problem, unless its nice, if its nice I want to see it #LovesDogsNotRottweilersThough

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. - CassiniHuygens

They're awesome - TriggerTrashKid

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.

4 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".

So annoying!

Spawns of Satan

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.

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. - cait

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.

This dog will eat your children!
(...okay that was a joke)

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. - cait

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

Looks like a pitbull?

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.

We have had two Alaskan Malamutes best dogs ever. Great around kids, people. One was afraid of cats.

7 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.

Yes, their owner determines aggression to an extent, but these dogs are rather mean.

They tend to bite. Really not good with kids. Need a LOT of training. - cait

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.

8 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.

Had two dobermans attack me when I was a kid, and the owner didn't do anything to stop them. Haven't really dealt with them since then because that was pretty traumatic for me. I wouldn't write off the entire breed, I'm sure they can be great with the right owner. But I personally can't bring myself to own one or interact with them. - cait

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.

I used to have a Doberman they are the best dogs

9 German Shepherds German Shepherds 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.

They are amazing dogs when trained and raised properly, but oftentimes, they end up in the wrong hands. Many people who buy them on impulse do not know what they are getting into. GSDs can be very loyal and loving, but they can also be stubborn and aggressive. They make wonderful service dogs, but I wouldn't recommend them as a family dog or one for an inexperienced owner. My dad bought me a German shepherd when I was seven, and it was a huge mistake. Our family had no time for the dog and we eventually had to rehome him due to behavior problems. Also, they can have a multitude of genetic ailments, affecting their nervous system, pancreas, blood, and liver. If you like shepherds, that's okay. I have nothing against you, but they are not always as glorious as some may believe that they are.

Why would you put German Shepherd on this list?! German Shepherd is the best dog there is! Remove it or I will probably cry! (No hard feelings) my German Shepherd is trained to jump through hoops, and sniff out different things, and he is super intelligent. Whoever put this on here needs to get their facts straight! I feel hurt. My German Shepherd is very loyal and loves meeting new people. Now I understand why you guys put the pit bull on the list. I personally think they should be number one on worst dog breeds list.

And who do you have to blame for the pit bull attacks? The owner. Not the god damn dog. - PastelTheGamer

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.

No, Nowhere near the worst! they're overrated, but they save millions of people daily. So, they should be removed from the list.

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.

These dogs are disgusting! This is one of the last dogs I would ever want to have and are way worse than Chihuahuas!

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!

I swear satan made these dogs



The Contenders

11 Komondor

They look like mops

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.

12 Spanish Mastiff

Dogs are mans best friend

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

Good dog!

13 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

We get a lot of boxers at work. Don't usually have much of an issue with them. The only real problem is they don't tend to realize how big they are and can sometimes accidentally hurt you, and also they're usually pretty dumb. But still generally pretty sweet. - cait

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.

14 Irish Setter Irish Setter

Mt cousin's had a setter,
Shawnee he was lovely,
A little slow but a sweet dog

So cute and friendly I love them!

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.

They have a strong hunting instinct and need a skilful owner

15 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

This dog looks fat

16 Miniature Schnauzer 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.

I don't get why people hate these dogs I have one he don't do any of these things your saying and my dog is lance he is a nice dog he don't bite and he keeps me from fighting with my brother

Very stinky and dirty dog. Selfish and high maintenance. Very ugly and messy, leaves water all over the place.

They are horrible dogs, super mean with other dogs, people and kids. They bite everything that moves, super stinky dog and ugly as hell.

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

17 Akita Akita

Mine has chased away many a spook and mexican best dog I ever had.

What!? Akitas are one of the best dogs there is! Remove it please! My aunt has one. Yes they are stubborn. My aunt’s Akita does act like a giant stubborn toddler, but we all love her. She is extremely sweet, exuberant and playful with my cousins and younger siblings.
-Madison - PastelTheGamer

You are a fool, a damn fool you njt

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...

18 Pug 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.

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 - cait

Let's keep breeding these literally inbred dogs with a shorter lifespan and health issues throughout right

What!? Pugs are so sweet, and cute! Remove it, NOW! Or else...
-Madison - PastelTheGamer

Before making a negative comment do some research, Yeah. Pugs can be obedient and adorable despite its "ugly" looks. Pugs should be removed from the list

19 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.

I have one but she is very old.She is very kind to my family because I have known her since Childhood.But these dogs are a one master dog so I do not recommend getting one as a adult get one as a puppy

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.

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

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

20 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.

But these dogs are awesome! - KoopaTeen

Extremely challenging breed for a first time owner, expect to spend twice as much time training and if you cut any corners on obedience it is going to be a long and negative experience for you and those living with your pupper. Can be ok, but is pretty much a full time job to get right.

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. - CassiniHuygens

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. - cait

I respect your opinion. I like Yorkshire terriers because they kill mice!

21 Poodle 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.

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 - CassiniHuygens

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. - cait

Unfortunately, poodles need a lot of attention. - Synchronocity

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.

22 Papillon Papillon

In what world? Papillons are smart little guys, super easy to train if you put in the effort, and not nearly as yappy as a lot of other small breeds. They're not a good breed to have with young kids, if the kids haven't learned yet to play gently, because they ARE a delicate dog and they don't like being played with roughly (and I don't blame them). But they're a generally a healthy breed (hip dysplasia is really the main issue they're prone to), and VERY loyal and loving to their owners. If you don't bother to train them at all, they might be yappy or snappy. But that's your fault and that's true of a ton of dog breeds. Papillons don't even require a lot of dedicated training because they're so smart and easy to train. This was literally the first dog breed I ever owned, and they were easy to train and care for even as someone with no experience at the time.

I think papillons are a WONDERFUL breed for someone who wants a smart, trainable dog who's incredibly loyal to their one ...more - cait

One of the easiest of the toy group to train

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

What? I love papillions

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23 American Bulldog 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.

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 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

24 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!

My golden retriever is morbidly obese because he was breade wrong

SO CUTE - Pokemonfan10

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

25 Shih Tzu Shih Tzu A shih tzu also known as the Chrysanthemum Dog, is a toy dog breed, weighing 10 - 12 pounds when full grown, with long silky hair.

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.

Most I very nice

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. - cait

These things are the ugliest "dog" there is. Their eyes and under bite make them god awful ugly mutations. They are ankle biters and really aren't good for anything.

26 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.

I like the ones with more fur I hate any hairless dogs or cats they are ugly! - JoPro

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!

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

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

27 Welsh Corgi Welsh Corgi

Corgis are smart, cute and very open to others. They should not be on the list at all.

Whoever posted this is a witch. Corgis are the best dogs in the universe!

We adopted a 5-year-old Corgi, along with her buddy, a two-year-old boxer mix, about 4 months ago. They had been owner-surrendered due to the owner's health issues, and he gave strict instructions that they were not to be separated...he was right! They are amazing dogs, who can't stand to be apart for long. (Unless it is to go to two different family members at the same time for love-time! ) The Corgi is the most snuggly, loving dog I have ever had, yet loves to play outside and run at full speed also, when the opportunity is presented to her! I am so thankful that we found these babies after our previous dog passed away. From their first night home, they have slept in my son's bed with him. They both love him, and bring him so much happiness! (My son is 12.) Izzy is my first Corgi, and she has completely won me over! AMAZING DOG!

They are not always friendly

28 Greyhounds Greyhounds The Greyhound is a breed of dog, a sighthound which has been bred for coursing game and Greyhound racing.

Greyhounds are not Italian Greyhounds. They are completely different breeds. That said, my champion double AA graded retired racing greyhound had nothing but contempt for me during the two hours a day she actually was awake. The rest of the time she slept. She passed a couple of years ago. Much to my amazement, I miss her deeply.

Good dogs as long with the right owners.

I have 2 Italian Greyhounds and they are on of the loveable and best dogs ever they are not violent if you're not violent and if you let them run every day they will be the best my 1 dogs fastest is 56km/h

Sure, they must be tough to look after but that's just because most owners don't get JUST HOW MUCH THEY MUST RUUN

29 Labrador Retriever 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.

Labs are awesome! remove it from the list!

Personally don't like them. I like almost every other breed though. - Monkeywolf228

Labs are wonderful and sweet and affectionate - but SUPER high energy and very large dogs. They're often considered a beginner breed, so people think they don't have to train them, but you really do! I've been knocked over by more awfully-behaved labs than I can count. However, if you train them and give them the amount of activity they need, they can be absolutely wonderful dogs. - cait

Labs are the best, to the comment below you just be a cat person. I have had two labs in my life. (Yellow and Chocolate) They have never hurt anyone! Well my chocolate one did but that person was sitting on our couch holding a cat. All she wanted was the cat. Now my friend has a German and he is MEAN! She thinks my dogs are better even!

30 Tibetan Mastiff 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.

I wish people would shut up with the looks of the dogs. This list is for how the dogs act! - BamGamer004

Worst dog ever!

This dog breed is the most DANGEROUS breed in the world you would not like to have this do u in your house! - Jackjack

I didn't mean to put that M there.

31 Lhasa Apso 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.

Vengeful dogs

I have a Lhasa and they tend to nip if you don't train them. But that's with all dogs. Also not the smartest of dogs, I'll catch mine barking at her shadow, the neighbors cat, the empty shampoo bottle, nothing whatsoever. Don't get them for young kids, they think they are toys. Make great bed warmers, alarm clocks and friends.

I only clicked on this one because I wanted to see the votes, not because I dislike this adorable creature. I couldn't vote on any of the dogs and actually mean it. I love dogs.

This breed bit my grandson.

32 Siberian Husky Siberian Husky The Siberian Husky is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia.

In what world? Siberian Huskies are one of the best dogs ever! Remove it please! They are very loyal, playful, sweet, friendly, and exuberant. Underrated too. They also have gorgeous eyes and look like wolves. My aunt loves these type of dogs! She has a husky named Kirra, an akita named Snow, and a shiba inu named Angel!
-Madison - PastelTheGamer

HEY! I love huskies their the best dogs ever

Worst dog ever. So disloyal.

Not true! My aunt has a husky, a shiba inu and an akita and they are all very loyal!
-Madison - PastelTheGamer

My older cousin has a husky and it is very cute and beautiful. My little cousin likes it also, but my relatives gave it a bad rep due to its fur markings.

This shouldn't belong on the list.

33 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.

They have high anxiety, they are stubborn, terrible with strangers, terrible with children, they bark a lot, and attack without being provoked! I don't understand the appeal for this dog breed.

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!

34 Spitz

I agree I like the breed but they are known for being bad towards kids

Flat headed and aggressive.

35 Bluetick Coonhound

Had a bluetick or should I say he had us. Very smart and loving but also extremly protective. Always seemed to be escaping out of our fence but when busted he would find the same hole and go back in. RIP Roscoe.

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

36 Jack Russell Terrier Jack Russell Terrier The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting. It is principally white-bodied and smooth, rough or broken-coated.

Noisy, small, pathetic, intolerant of and vicious toward cats, ugly, hyperactive, destructive, and aggressive. Everything I hate in a stupid little dog.

Nasty butts

Most people buy these little guys thinking they will be small and quiet. What you don't realise is that they need a lot of exercise and firm, consistent training. They are an athletic breed that will work and play with you tirelessly for as long as you want and longer. These awesome dogs aren't a casual handbag dog. They need love and looking after. If this is provided then they are the sweetest things you've ever come across. Trust me, my two year old Jack is my best friend. No matter what you say about them, I'll always love this sturdy, fearless, amazing little terrier.

I have 1 and she is so cute and loving, she curls up with me on the couch and only barks if someone is banging on the door and that is to worn me and when I tell her to stop and sit down she does it straight away she is the best dog in the world. She begs and does tricks. If one bits blame it on the owner they ovisly don't care for it properly

37 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 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.

Cavaliers are the best dogs ever! Remove them. NOW.
Otherwise, I'll put German Shepherd at #1 in my remix.

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

Every one of these dogs I've met has been an absolute sweetheart. Unfortunately, they are ridiculously overbred and highly prone to heart disease and brain conditions. Many die prematurely or suffer from terrible headaches.
The individual dogs are typically wonderful, but the breed as a whole and the standards placed on it are only a testament to human irresponsibility, selfishness, and cruelty. These loving creatures deserve better.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are the BEST dogs in the world.

38 Pomeranian 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.

I work for a lady that has three of these, all they do is bark, growl and piss and crap everywhere. I've also worked at an animal shelter and have never disliked any dogs as much as these.

They're very cute! but because people usually buy them for their looks and then pamper them and don't bother to train them, they're often pretty awfully behaved. If you get a dog, I don't care how small or cute it is, you NEED to train it. - cait

Be positive

People treat these things like babies, not dogs... So they think they run the house and anyone in it. I hate these little things.

39 Bichon Frise 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.

I had one growing up. We got him when he was 5 and his name was Hopscotch and he was VERY stubborn and would bark, whine, and get into the trash when me and my family were gone. One time, he ate a family of moles, and another time, he ate a whole litter of baby bunnies. He also ate pretty much everything we had around including things he really, REALLY shouldn't have ate such as an entire bag of chocolate chips. (Since chocolate is poisonous to dogs). He also needed a lot of grooming. He finally died of bladder cancer at the age of 10 and a half after he ate antifreeze about 10 months earlier. This caused him to pee all over the house.

Love this dog

Why is this here? My neighbors bichon frise almost got killed by a husky!

So annoying! Doesn't even look like its own breed. Looks like a miniature poodle. Looks uglier when wet. - RafeTheCoolest

40 Bull Terrier 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.

This list is stupidity incarnate! bull terriers are cool!

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.

This thing is scary

41 English Bulldog English Bulldog

I prefer dogs that can breath, run and reproduce on their own. They shouldn't exist. I feel bad for 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.

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. - cait

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.

42 French Bulldog French Bulldog The French Bulldog is a small breed of domestic dog. "Frenchies" were the result in the 1800s of a cross between bulldog ancestors imported from England and local ratters in Paris.

Every French Bulldog we've had at work has been stupid and annoying, and their barks are some of the worst I've ever heard (what kind of sounds are they even making? ). But at least they've been bred somewhat more responsibly than English bulldogs. Still, I'm morally against pretty much all these smush-faced dogs. Humans have absolutely ruined them, and continuing to breed them shouldn't be allowed. I don't even want to hear arguments on it - it's cruel, point blank. - cait

No. French bulldogs don't belong on this list. Neither do pugs, English bulldogs, boxers, and Boston terriers. They are the best dogs. They are so friendly, adorable, loving, and funny

I think this is a loveable breed but you'd be surprised to know that they actually cannot naturally breed!


43 Australian Cattle Dog 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.


My son agreed to put one of thes mongrels in his back yard which was fenced in for a week. It virtually destroyed the wood on the back of his house. It chewed on every piece of wood siding on his house in the fenced in area. Plus it's very hyper-active. This dog should only be on a farm or ranch.

This entire list is Bologna. The Dog displayed is a Blue Heeler (distant relative to Austrailian shepherds) which are among the greatest breeds of dog ever. Incredibly smart working dogs with excellent senses of sound, smell and vision and memory that makes other breeds appear to be handicapped.

Super smart and need a job to do. Only destructive if lacking proper stimulation

44 Shiba Inu Shiba Inu

Such triggered
Much inaccuracy
Wow - Pokemonfan10

Why are you doing this? <Shiba Inu cries>

Much anger and disappoint, very sad. Take this off this list.

Only reason people know this breed is because of the meme - -AtomicPimp-

45 Corgi Corgi

WHY! They are on this list they are the best cutest dog ever. I have one and it likes my 6 cats and 1 Pomeranian and 2 Golden Retrevers and the 2 horses I have. Even though its tiny its meaningful. Buy one, I mean look at his face.

Thank god there last because I wanna get one 🙂

46 Cocker Spaniel Cocker Spaniel Cocker Spaniels are dogs belonging to two breeds of the spaniel dog type: the American Cocker Spaniel and the English Cocker Spaniel, both of which are commonly called simply Cocker Spaniel in their countries of origin.

Horrible breed, I'm a groomer and groom hundreds of dogs every month, cockers are one of the most unstable temperaments. I've been bit by cockers out of the clear blue with no indication. Plus the constant ear infections. Ugh

American Cockers are OK, English Cockers are the best. Please take this off

The Lady is a Tramp. - IcyMuffin99

Ugly, Bite a lot, Also why does everyone keep saying Lady and the tramp? that's your reason for liking these? I understand that not all of them are like this so hold your hate comments and "STOP BEING UNFAIR TO DOGS! " spamming

47 Blood Hound

I love Bloodhounds. Some may say they are ugly, but I think that they are very cute.

Bloodhounds are great dogs and have great smell. Sad to see them on this list

I feel like crying at seeing this dog on this list.

Why do people say they're ugly because I think they're adorable even cuter than Bassett hounds

48 Pekingese Pekingese

Pekingese dogs are so cute! How dare you!

I have a Pekingese. He's ugly, never shuts up, is aggressive toward my other dogs, is territorial, and is just plain stupid. By far the worst dog I've ever owned. Maybe if he was raised properly (he is 8, we got him only about a year ago), he could have turned out better, but I hate him. This goes for all breeds: If you can't train and socialize a dog, don't get a dog. Someone will have to deal with the animal down the road.

I have one and he is the cutest most loving and not to forget but best dog ever it should be number one for best and cutest dog ever

I think Pekingese is awful because they have a lack of intelligence, are very possessive of toys, and most of all, are very yappy.

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50 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

My friend has a Wheaten Terrier who never barks and is great with kids. He does the Wheaten greeting but he is a very well behaved dog. - CassiniHuygens

I have two wheatens, they have always gone to work with me. Well socialized, very lovable, and friendly. They really require lots of love in return, The new owner needs to be persistant spending a great amount of one on one time for training. They are smart and easily trained, I however recommend a home with lots of land to roam. Fun to own, but I would recommend two as they have a lot of energy. Fun loving, playful and a great dog to own. I would not consider any other breed.

My friends have a Wheaten Terrier and he NEVER barks. He is very friendly and great to kids.

Whoever put this on the list is stupid

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