Top Ten Worst Dog Breeds

The Top Ten
1 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 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.

They are so damn ugly and honestly deserve to die in hell! They are not nice every time I pass one in the park I get bitten by it I actually have bite marks from them biting me! They look like rats and if I saw one on the street I'd probably run it over because if they bite me hard enough that I have a scar the why would I care about them!

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

Chihuahuas are horrid little creatures. I am a huge animal lover, cats, dogs, you name it. But not with these things. I have the extreme misfortune of having a new'ish neighbor in an apartment building who has one and the thing is insufferable. Barking incessantly, it pooped on the entryway, nipped at my pant leg for no reason and I kicked it away (the "owner" is useless, but he probably gave up trying with this thing). I volunteer in a shelter and currently every last dog there is a chihuahua. I work with the cats, thankfully. People who get these things have no idea what they're getting into because they haven't done research, and then they give them up like that. I feel badly for the beasts, but I understand why people want them out of their lives.

2 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.

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.

This is her child speaking but, I agree that these dogs are very bad dogs. Although, I have a small pit bull and she is the sweetest dog I've ever had. She is a bit feisty though when it comes to other pits. Why I think these dogs are horrible tho, is because one literally ripped apart my step brothers face, splitting his lips apart, resulting in him having to get plastic surgery. Plus, they are ugly. Some are very beautiful but most are ugly.

-CP

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

I own a pit, a Doberman, a boxer, and a pug. The pit is always the most aggressive when it comes to eating and its territory. It's not really a fun loving dog either like the rest of my dogs, it has a much darker nature even though we've had her since she was a pup. I love her and put up her, but that's the most hard headed dog I've ever had. My neighbor also has one, and we agree they're horrible with kids because they don't understand not to jump on them. I would never get a pit again, and really recommend people seek a second opinion before listening to overly empathetic people who don't own the dog, but think it's awesome for some reason.

3 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.

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

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)

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.

4 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".

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 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.

YOU ARE SO EVIL! Chows are rarely aggressive and they are mostly loyal. They will defend their owners from anything that tries to hurt them and they ARE one of the BEST dog breeds.

5 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.

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.

These Dogs are amazing I don't understand how some people hate them. I understand that these dogs can some times be rude but it's because how there trained train them right and these dogs are amazing also there very loyal.

I get it people are scared of it but that doesn't mean we have to put down all these dogs that are living. What is people came to your house and said you're gonna die come with me. It's not fair for the dog

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

6 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.

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

7 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.

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.

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

I had a dog and she was part dalmation part black lab and she was the sweetest thing and when I had her I was probably infant-7 yrs, and she never attacked me or bit me she was sweet.

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

8 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.

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.

I love dobermans, they are my all-time favorite dog breed- They are intelligent, and the "facts" about them being aggressive are not at all true. If you raise a doberman properly and not abuse or neglect it, it will be fine. Quit the myths.

9 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

10 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.

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 agree with Peppapigsucks. I don't like afghan hounds. They are EXTREMELY hard to housebreak and train, disgusting, and holy cow they are incredibly stupid. Just look at the face! That hound looks like he is ready to murder you. These people aren't lying, these things are also incredibly aggressive. Should be #1!
-Madison

The Contenders
11 Komondor

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

12 Spanish Mastiff
13 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.

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.

There might be mean and sassy dogs but that's their owners fault me and my family own a Boxer and he is so sweet,we own a Boxer German Shepherd mix and yes he can be sassy sometimes but we are training him and he is getting better, and we own a Poodle terrier mix and yes he can act like a little rat but we still love him.There shouldn't be a list of the worst dogs there should be a list of the worst owners.

Boxers are my favorite dog breed. They are brave, loyal, intelligent, and loving guard dogs who would do anything to protect its owners and family. I had a girl boxer and shar pei mix named Izzy and she was so calm and loving. I wish I still had her. She died in 2014 of old age (14 years) and I loved her so much. ❤️ My Grandpop had a male Boxer named Charlie who was funny and trouble making but loved me and my other dachshund. He only lived 9 years because he wouldn't eat dog food. I loved Charlie but not as much as Izzy. Boxers rule!

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.

14 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.

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

15 Irish Setter

I love the Irish Setters! (Though I may be biased since I show them in junior showmanship.) Mine are fairly calm and a majority of the bench dogs have zero hunting instinct.
I have never had one be aggressive, though my first setter was terrified of everything. She would suddenly be scared of everything, but all of her dad's puppies are that way.

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.

So cute and friendly I love them!

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

16 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. ...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.

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.

17 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.

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

I have a Mini Schnauzer who I love dearly, buutt these dogs aren't as good as they seem, they might be absolutely adorable, and soft but they smell like a broken toaster and will rip your throat out. But they cute tho

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.

18 Akita

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...

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

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

19 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.

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.

20 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.

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.

21 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.

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...

22 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

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

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

I 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!

24 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.

I hate these dogs. They are over rated for being intelligent. Probably the dopiest dogs ever. They are extremely food motivated, that's why they learn things, not because they are really smart. They would jump off a cliff into a pit of fire for a beggin strip. Not to mention every dog I've been bitten by has been a golden, and for no reason I might add. They can be really nasty and stubborn. don't let his pretty golden hair fool you. If he was bald he'd look a lot more true to his inner personality. I've met very few nice goldens. Most are terrible.

I used to have a puppy Golden Retriever but my dad beat it for pooping in the house even though he couldn't get out because the way was blocked.

When I was a child my cousin had 2 of them a male and female I would play with them daily. One day the male chased after me and tried to attack me if it wasn't for my dad picking me up and throwing me into the car he would of gotten me. That dog attacked two more people after that and had to be put to sleep. Since then I've never trusted them I know every dog is different but every time I come across a golden it's a bad experience

I don't hate them, but I do think that they are overrated and not for everyone. They are high energy dogs who need lots of exercise, attention, and room to run around. They are also very clumsy and slow to mature emotionally. On top of that, they need a lot of grooming and are prone to cancer.

25 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.

*Ahem*

To the person who said Shih Tzu are the ugliest dog out there...uh...go f- ok, ok sorry but seriously not all Shih Tzu's are like that.

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.

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