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 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.

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 piercing howls and are very hyper and have a lot of energy. And they are definitely 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

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

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 ...more

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.

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

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

My neighbor has a purebred pit bull who is literally the sweetest dog I have ever met. They are only mean if they were raised in a home that made them fight or neglected them. They can actually be really nice dogs, especially if you get them from puppies.

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.

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

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.

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.

I like rotties! Some people hate them and think all of them are mean stupid dgs but some can be super nice and kind and loving!

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!

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".

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.

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

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.

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

Looks like a pitbull?

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.

I mean its not that bad... BUT they could like nearly kill like little kids I guess...

Like I said, I work at a veterinarian center, and there is a man who had one of these dogs. The dog is called Jordy and he is the biggest love bug there is. He gets so upset when he is waiting in the waiting room and one of the doggies is going in for his check up. The big baby cuddles up onto his dads lap.

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.

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 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.

WHAT?! Dalmatians rock! They are super cute! I mean, why would you not like them?! They actually are very friendly.

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.

I like dobermans! They are overhated and can REALLY be sweet dogs. They love to cuddle and are one of the most LOYAL dogs on earth. They would never turn on their owner ever. dobermans are good

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.

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.

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.

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

German Shepherds are one of the best breeds, and don't deserve ninth place!

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

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.

Fun fact: This is actually considered the dumbest breed of dog.

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!

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!

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

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

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

Good dog!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

They are great pets and not as big as you think

This dog looks fat

It. looks pretty big and mean but don't judge it by it's looks it can't help that

15 Irish Setter

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

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

16 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 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

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.

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.

17 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...

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

Lol! proud, aloof, annoying but fun

18 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.

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

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.

Best family dog ever. Awesome with both of my young children. More like a kid than a dog, but awesome nonetheless.

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

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.

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.

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.

My cousin also has a Yorkshire Terrier named Lola...
Are you from Slovenia?

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

They're good dogs, but backyard breeders keep making mixes with them, and it's immoral.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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 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.

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.

Amazing breed. Very smart and great with kids. I couldn't ask for a better dog

25 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!

WHAT I'm AN 11 YEAR OLD GIRL GOLDEN RETRIEVERS ARE THE BEST
I even have a golden, a puppy named Ranger. He is the most loving, playful, sweet, happy, floofy boy! These aren’t family dogs for nothing! -Maddie age 11

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

Just because I say they are overrated that doesn't mean they are bad. Just because I have a different opinion that doesn't mean it's bad you have the right to not agree with it but you don't have the right to say it's a terrible opinion because everybody has a different onpinion

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