Top Ten Worst Dog Breeds

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The Top Ten

1 Chihuahua Chihuahua The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of sizes, head shapes, colors, and coat lengths.

I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU PEOPLE ARE AGAINST CHIHUAHUAS! I am an 11 year old girl who has the sweetest chihuahua in the world. She LOVES little children. She never ever snaps at them and instead just gives them kisses everywhere. Her name is Licky because she licks everyone because she loves everyone. She never makes a sound and is as quiet as a mouse. She is lazy sometimes, yes, but she is playful and just wants to play many times. She goes crazy in happiness when someone comes to the door and she jumps from room to room in extreme excitement. She never goes to the bathroom inside the house, she goes outside and she's never been potty trained. She knows how to sit. I taught her. She thinks she is a child just like my brother and I. She is just like our sister. The best sister EVER! The only time she ever went to the bathroom inside was during the night when we were all asleep and the doors to the garden were closed. Where did she pee? In front of the toilet on the mat! Now I think ...more

Yup, people that dislike Chihuahuas and little dogs shouldn't dislike the dog, they should dislike the owner who is a horrible dog owner, not a pack leader and lacks knowledge in knowing dogs instincts. THAT is the reason dogs (all breeds) act badly. - foreverafs

I own a chihuahua and I think she's a sweetheart but I wouldn't recommend a chihuahua to a first time dog owner. Some of the downsides are that they have ear piecing howls and are very hypo and have a lot of energy. And they are defiantly not for small children as they seem to snap a lot. Even though I've said this they are still sweet, they just are high maintenance

Your right, it really matters on if these kinds of dogs on the list are trained good and loved but if they're not then they would be pretty mean - PEANUT318

I work in a shelter and most of the small dogs there are chihuahuas. There are only a couple sweet ones there, the rest are very skittish and mean, and I've seen them go at people for no reason. They bark non-stop and just...aren't smart. They're the hardest dogs for me to handle at the shelter, and I've actually been bitten by several of them. I feel bad for the breed since I guess people get them thinking they're going to be just this little thing that sits in your purse and doesn't do anything, but oh man do these dogs require work. Like any dog, you have to train and properly socialize them, but chihuahuas aren't smart dogs by nature, so they need to be trained when they're real babies. The chihuahuas in shelters are often the result from an owner that did not want anything to do with properly training it, so the dog isn't housetrained or friendly. It's sad, but not surprising given that the breed is sort of a "pamper" dog. Regardless, I wouldn't recommend the breed at all unless ...more

At work, chihuahuas are one of the breeds who are most likely to be aggressive. I think it's because they tend to be stupid, nervous, and almost never trained. I've been bitten by countless chihuahuas, and they almost never shut up. But we get the occasional sweet and adorable one (including one little guy who's a favorite among the entire staff) and it's at those times that I can see the appeal. Just - properly train and socialize your dog. Don't skip that just because they're small. They still need training. - cait

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2 American Pit Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier The American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog breed. It is a medium-sized, solidly-built, short-haired dog whose early ancestors came from the British Isles.

I get that this is a very empathetic way of looking at empirical data, but I guess the logical question is if Pit Bulls are not the most likely to be violent, most likely to kill, strongest jaw and so on then why do dog fighters overwhelmingly choose this breed to fight? This is the dog that is trained to kill and be violent by the the same people that created the breed specifically for that function. I think what people are tired of is the rationalization that Pit Bulls are not going to do what is in their nature with the correct trigger. Hunters hunt, shepherds herd, hounds dig. Etc etc. Maybe mathematically as a percentage of populations the math does not support the stereotype, but to say that Pits are not genetically superior to most dogs for the role of attacking and killing their opponents is patently untrue, supported by the fact that they are mostly used for that specific purpose relative to their World wide populations. Think of it this way.. People tend to have dogs that ...more

You are completely wrong pit bulls just have a bad name there really good dogs it's the owners that make them mean you can train any dog to be mean or nice not all pit bulls are bad

You're all being unreasonable. Pit bulls are extremely nice and give you so much love, its not the dog, it's the owner. Same goes for rottweilers and Dobermans and all of the other dogs that are "mean" if you think pit bulls are mean, you've never met one. Same with all dogs with bad rep

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

These dogs can be aggressive. - PBSDoink2002

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3 Chow Chow Chow Chow The Chow Chow is a dog breed originally from northern China, where it is referred to as Songshi Quan, which means "puffy-lion dog".

These dogs are MEAN. They're mean to people and other dogs, plus they shed constantly and are impossible to train. My brother and his wife have one. She wasn't even cute as a puppy, and it's been impossible for them to train her on even basic commands. Coincidentally, my sister-in-law is also mean and high maintenance, so it's the perfect dog for her.

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

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.

CUTE - BabyBackBaby

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4 Presa Canario Presa Canario The Perro de Presa Canario, A.K.A. the Canary Mastiff, is a large Molosser-type dog breed originally bred for working livestock.

Looks like a pitbull?

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

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

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5 Rottweiler Rottweiler The Rottweiler is a breed of domestic dog, regarded as medium-to-large or large.The dogs were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweil butchers' dogs, because one of their uses was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market.

It's not the dog it's the owner they make the dogs mad and so they attack
Rottweilers are amazing I mean amazing dogs to own.

Rottweiler's are the sweetest and best dogs ever as long as they aren't raised in a crappy enviorment.

Rottweilers are not bad dogs. It all depends on the owner & the dog's environment. I have a rottweiler now and he is the sweetest, cuddliest, most caring dog ever! Also I grew up around rottweilers, they are the best kind of dog to have if you want a loving, cuddly, caring dog. Rottweilers are the best dogs ever!

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 - cait

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6 Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute The Alaskan Malamute is a large breed of domestic dog originally bred for hauling heavy freight because of their strength and endurance, and later a sled dog.

I have two Malamutes both females and they are well behaved girls. I don't know where you came up with the impression that they are a bad dog. Yes they are stubborn and get into things like every other dog I have had. I have 6 grandchildren and the dogs are right there with them and guess what NO ISSUES. They wait patiently for the kids to drop their food cause they are foodies. I appreciate that some people have had bad experiences but if you treat them like family they become family. If you abuse them you get what you give in return.

My Alaskan malamute was the best family dog I've ever had. Very loving caring and aware of children's where abouts at all times.

Alaskan Malamutes are really good dogs, they look and act somewhat like Siberian Huskies. Just saying the person who wrote "You people probably haven't even had one before" YOU SPELLED PROBABLY WRONG AND FOR YOUR INFORMATION I IN FACT DO HAVE ONE.

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

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7 Basenji Basenji The Basenji is a breed of hunting dog. It was bred from stock that originated in central Africa. Most of the major kennel clubs in the English-speaking world place the breed in the Hound Group—more specifically, in the sighthound type.

Total Spawn of Satan. Yeah they don't bark, however these loner dogs whine like no other. They are high strung and not at all for children. We had two throughout my Childhood and they both were aggressive, and would growl at us.

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

Have two of these, but they bite me for some reason. I'm not making them mad.

This is a horrible dog to have, I had one and it bit me right when I got in and I had to get stiches

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8 Spanish Mastiff

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

Dogs are mans best friend

Good dog!

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

And who do you have to blame for that? The owner. Not the god damn dog. - ChocoMint

9 Afghan Hound Afghan Hound The Afghan Hound is a hound that is distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end.

Who ever put this here is stupid, I have one at home called Silky and she is the best dog! When my family members came to celebrate a festival or event they will bring my cousin's friends's little sister. When we let Silky came, she just ran over to the little girl, and starting playing with her and licking her on the face! When she got sick, she didn't even bother about her sickness! We were going on a vacation, and she went to see us leave, and each gave us a lick, and a rub on your legs, we love her. So you guys better change your minds about them! I love her, and I will forever. Don't judge a dog by it's looks, who ever thinks they're creepy and scaring, it's natural so better deal with it!

Don't be stupid I have a grandma that has 1 and she's a great dog sometimes she will bark at the door but that's it. She loves children, people, and even my grandma's other dog Max. Which is the only dog she's ever known except for 1 that died. I never want to see this Afghan Hound on the top ten list ever again. I'm definitely using another website.

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

Stupid people afghan hounds are great

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10 Dalmatian Dalmatian The Dalmatian is a breed of large dog, noted for its unique black or liver spotted coat and mainly used as a carriage dog in its early days.

Dalmatians are very cute and sweet but they are not the best with children.

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

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

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

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The Contenders

11 Komondor

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

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

They look like mops

True enough

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12 Doberman Doberman The Doberman Pinscher, or Dobermann, or Doberman, is a medium-large breed of domestic dog originally developed around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax collector from Germany.

We had a Doberman, and it was very cute when young, then when she got older she would non-stop smell people's groins. Then one day when the gas inspector came to measure the line she went off sniffing and then bit down hard and would not let him go of his pubic area, it was horrible absolutely horrible.

Yes they are smart, loyal and loveable but make sure you get one from a good line or they may too much too handle.

The used to be bad but most of the aggressiveness has been bred out of most lines. The modern Doberman is rather docile, loyal, intelligent and very trainable. A couple of walks a day is more than enough to keep the energy of most individuals down and steady and I'd even go as far as saying they're acceptable apartment dogs. No reason to be on this list to be honest. Smart, loyal, loveable, very few breed related negatives that I could think of.

Dobermans are one of the only dogs breed, bred for one job and one job only protecting and loving their family. They are loving with all people if brought up correctly and socialized love children, even if sometimes they forget their size, want nothing more than to be with you always. They have earned the name Velcro just for that reason.

I used to have a Doberman they are the best dogs

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13 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. ...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 - cait

I read most of the comments ( negative ones of course ) and I came to a conclusions. I own a pug too and I don't think it is animal cruelty whatsoever. You can't really shape the way your dog will come out, plus, everyone has preferences and came here to justify themselves. My pug is not disturbing me and my studies, since I am mostly busy with school projects. I come home and play with him and train him. The first time I tried to train him into food waiting he got 10 tries then he was good. One week later, he was mastering it. Yes, it has major health problems, but it depends on the owner too. The owner has to take good care of its conditions as they can be avoided ( never say it is impossible ) with hygiene and cooling it down. So, if you want to get a pug, accept that you are going to need good conditions before you get one. - Pupper

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

Personally, I think some pugs are cute, the ones with the least wrinkles and a not sad face. I don't like the breed otherwise.

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14 Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terrier The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills.

Everybody has their different opinions on yorkshire terriers but I got to say, yorkshires are probably my least favorite dog breed. A couple months ago when a friend of mine hosted a halloween party, they allowed me to feed their yorkshire, Lola. It was going fine until she suddenly snapped at me and started growling, I could have lost a finger from that experience! Plus I didn't even do anything to deserve that. For those of you who are thinking of buying a yorkshire terrier, I'm warning you that usually art good with kids.

My cousin also has a Yorkshire Terrier named Lola...
Are you from Slovenia? - Kikster420

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

They have to much anxiety and they need to be by your side at all times it gets pretty annoying

One of my aunts has 2 yorkies and one of them constantly barks at everything.

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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

Waste dog

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16 Irish Setter Irish Setter

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

They have a strong hunting instinct and need a skilful owner

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

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.

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17 Bluetick Coonhound

Have little or no value as a pet never shut up and ruthlessly chase anything that moves, unless you plan to run/hunt your dog avoid this breed even though they are cute as hell

Every dog is special.

I love blue tick coonhounds. They are super nice

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

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18 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.

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

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.

So ugly

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19 Dachshund Dachshund The Dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied, hound-type dog breed with floppy ears, and short fur. Although, this Dog, which comes in a variety of colours, is not hypoallergenic.

Have a dachshund myself, and they can be sweet and they can be crazy mean. They are terrible with other people if they weren't raised being around much others. And don't even think about letting little children near them. They are very sweet to you if you are sweet to them, but they will bite anyone who walks through your door. If you are wanting a dachshund as a pet, but have never had a dog before, I would not recommend this breed.

I have had this dog breed for over 20 years. A well socialized Dixie will love everyone. As a puppy you need to teach them not to bark. The barking can be controlled. They will bark to protect their home and that's okay. These dogs need attention and their minds have to be active to stay a well behaved loving dog.

We own a dachshund, the best little dog ever! Loves everyone! Good with kids! And loves the outdoors! Need a dog with lots of energy, this is the one!

The worst dog to ever own get a pug insted

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20 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

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21 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.

These are not police dogs for nothing! They can be aggressive to there owner but this is because of pet abuse. The pet gets treated unfairly so does the owner. You just have to treat him fairly and he/she will love you and could be a house hold pet, a guard dog, military dog and police dog. German Shepherd are awesome pets and assistants at work. A German Shepard can be a pet and a worker at the same time because it knows when work is over and it's time to hang out. So the way I see it the German Shepard is only bad because it has a bad owner, a horrible trainer, and the person who wrote this has to go on the top ten list for the most stupid people. Everyone knows that German Shepard's are the top ten best dogs not worst! -Jayna age 10

Although many may agree with the ignorant opinion above, if you actually do your research and train you shepherd with positive reinforcement they are he best dog of all in my opinion. Like huskies, many people jump the gun and get a GSD before they Re ready and then act surprised that it doesn't just magically know commands and find out it needs to be trained. They are definitely by no means vicious in the slightest, but they can be a handful for people who don't have the dedication to give them the exercise they need. I've always have shepherds and always will, there isn't a more loyal or intelligent dog out there

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. - cait

I've owned 2 German Shepherds & they were the most loving, gentle, loyal & obedient dogs I've ever owned. There was absolutely NOTHING nasty about them, no bite or attack & they were great with children too. The German Shepherd should most definitely NOT be on this list! They are the only dog breed I'll ever own.

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22 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.

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

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.

I don't know if I'm unlucky but the only 2 poodles I have ever seen in real life were aweful. They were probably 3 times the size of the shih tzu I had at the time and the poodles just randomly attacked my dog. He had a pretty bad bite on the back of his neck. Didn't help that the owner just stood their and watched a show me and my mum tried to stop them. My friend says he has had a similar experience of poodles randomly attacking smaller dogs

That was just one dog that scared you. You should not judge all poodles for something that happened with just one. My poodle is the super nice and all the poodles I’ve known are good if they have good owners.

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23 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.

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

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.

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24 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.

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!

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

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

They are so bad period.

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25 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!

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

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

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26 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

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.

That is not tro a boxer saved my life

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27 Welsh Corgi Welsh Corgi

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!

My friend likes these

Cute but sooo overrated!

CORGIS ARE ADORABLE!

28 Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever The Labrador Retriever, also Labrador, is a type of retriever-gun dog. The Labrador is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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!

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

These are the BEST dogs in the world, not the worst. I have had labs all my life and they are so sweet. They are extremely intelligent and very easy to train.

Labs are way too overrated. They aren’t the “perfect dog with children.” There’s better family breeds out there, such as the cavalier, the cocker spaniel, and German shepherds. Labs are not guard dogs anyways; if y’all actually studied the roots of the breed you’d know that. They’re in the sporting group, make to retrieve game. Yes, they can be protective but so can any other dog. There’s nothing particularly special about labradors.

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29 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.

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.

I agree... horrible dogs! Very sneaky and do NOT mind at all even with obedience trainers. Keep away from children they are jealous dogs.

They were bred to be bed warmers, alarm dogs and pillows. They can bite, not very smart at all.

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

They are the best dogs ever! If you got bit then stop teasing them it's rude! I love them my husky was abused by his previous owners so we saved him. I will always love him!

Whoever said "Huskies are by far the worst breed," then you need to learn why people like huskies, and don't be rude about them. They are good dogs. Just because you hate them doesn't mean they aren't good pets. I respect your opinion, but they are cute, and also good. Maybe they CAN behave.

Huskies are by far the worst breed. People want them just because they are pretty but aren't prepared for the shedding or physical demands they need. If you live in a colder climate and have tons of time and energy to put them to work then I'm sure they're great, but I have worked in a vet office an am now a groomer and can tell you without a doubt that is the number one breed my coworkers and I dread coming in. It doesn't help that we are in ky, where it's border line abusive to even have a husky b/c of the heat, but on top of that 95% of people who get one have NO idea what they are getting into and will raise their puppy wrong, then abandon it at a shelter once it is too big and out of control. Almost every dog that has been banned from my salon for biting an associate is a husky. Not to mention the obnoxious, non stop whining and barking. Definitely not a breed for just any one

Who the hell put thiis breed on this list? My dog is smart and friendly. He isn't Bad if you train em properly.

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31 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 WORST dogs ever!

Along with the pug, these are one of the best dogs ever!

32 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.

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.

Cute dogs, horrible health issues though...

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33 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.

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

So they are hyper, needy, jealous, etc. They are also cute, funny, smart, tenacious, etc. He has been a wonderful friend for 14 years.

Jack terrier’s are not horrible dogs in fact I have one my sled his name is Perry I mean sure then can be begging lots a time they are really playful, and is very cute I love all dogs breed but I love this breed the most

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34 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.

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

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.

No! Cute dogs that my brother loves! Take them off the list!

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

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35 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.

WORST. BREED. EVER. Don't waste your time, buy a Siberian Husky instead.

Love this dog

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

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

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36 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.

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

I think my small dog I got from the shelter may be part bull terrior. They are supose to be funny, loving, loyal,trainable,and a great companion.

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37 English Bulldog English Bulldog

I feel like this should be higher on the list. Bulldogs shouldn't even exist. They can't give birth on their own, and have many health problems. But some disgusting human beings decided "Yeah let's make this thing exist" but that was wrong. It should be considered abuse for them to exist because their lives are terrible.

Mine was a sweetheart with its owners, but it got EXTREMELY aggressive with everyone else, and they have a short life expectancy, but mine lived for 12 years. They are also very expensive and has health problems.

Ugly as sin, but I heard they're affectionate.

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

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38 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.

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

Worst dog ever!

I didn't mean to put that M there.

Wow I guess u and this dog have soething in common then it dosnt matter what they look like it matters how they are brought up - dobermanshepered

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39 Shiba Inu Shiba Inu

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-

40 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

The Lady is a Tramp. - IcyMuffin99

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

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

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41 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.

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!

The French Bulldog was the greatest breed I have ever owned. Sweet-smart- funny and very lovable

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

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42 Akita 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...

Lol! proud, aloof, annoying but fun

HOW DID THIS DOG APEAR AS THE 29th ON THE LIST? THEY ARE VERY MEAN!

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

I love my Heeler’s, My dog just had her first yet of puppies 6 boys 1 girl, I’ve breed 5 times now, I’ve enjoyed each time I’ve owned 7 since 2002, both red and blue and both male and females, right now I have 3 and 6 baby’s. It’s a lot of work, and definitely not for a first time owner. I’m very picky when I sale them, I always suggest they study up on the breed first before they decide, and always bring back to me not the pound! They are very highly intelligent, by 2 -3 was old they understand commands given, when they leave my house around 10 -22 was they are potty trained, they sit, shake hands etc. need to socialize them very early on, with other dogs and people, they love chase if you own a cat beware, Love Love

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44 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.

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

Good dogs as long with the right owners.

Greyhounds need a lot of room to run but like to cuddle and snuggle under blankets with kids. I never owned one but am thinking about getting one in a couple of years. I would get an Italian greyhound because they live longer. I think they are cute dogs. Please tell me if I should get one. I am considering a beagle, pug, greyhound, and a boxer because I had 2 and they were loving. Tell me please. Go dogs! ❤️

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45 Pekingese Pekingese

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.

I've had 7 Pekingese you must be an idiot if you can't match wits with one! They're fantastic!

46 Corgi Corgi

Thank god there last because I wanna get one 🙂

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

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48 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

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

Willful and untrainable. These dogs are incredibly stupid.

49 Spitz

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

Flat headed and aggressive.

50 Borzoi Borzoi
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