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Veterinarians Reveal 8 Dog Breeds They’d Personally Never Own


Veterinarians Reveal 8 Dog Breeds They’d Personally Never Own

Everyone is allowed to select the breed of dog that will join their warm family. Some floofsters, though, can be a little troublesome for their owners or require a lot of upkeep. When they shared their thoughts on which dog breeds they'd absolutely avoid getting, veterinarians Dr. Ben and Dr. Terrell went viral on TikTok. In order to ensure that they don't feel the urge to get rid of their dog if things get difficult, they think people need to consider this information.

1. Chow Chow

These adorable fluffy puppies have the sweetest appearance, but veterinarians caution that this sweetness may be deceiving. "I'm sure there are some nice ones," Dr. Ben said, "but I just find they often don't have a very nice temperament, can be really aloof, and they're often very aggressive at the vet's."

2. Dachshund

Dachshunds, in contrast to Chow Chows, have fantastic personalities and make highly devoted pets. However, they frequently experience serious health issues that could even call for surgery. According to the vet, "1 in 4 of them develop back problems over the course of their lifetime, which can range from just pain to complete paralysis."

3. Chihuahua

Dr. Terrell agrees that Chihuahuas have a reputation for being a little erratic. She believes they are classic "ankle biters" who focus too much attention on only one individual. Therefore, a Chihuahua might not be the best choice for you if you have a large family.

4. German Shepherd

The fierce loyalty and dependability that German Shepherds are renowned for may come at an excessive cost. "They have the potential to be really great dogs, good police dogs, and good in situations like rescue," Dr. Terrell cautioned, "but 95% of the ones we see in clinics want to bite your face off because they are not properly trained." If you're not prepared to discipline them consistently throughout their youth, you could be in for a lot of trouble.

5. Shar Pei

Unfortunately, among the dog breeds on our list, Shar Peis have the worst health. Their wrinkles also cause a lot of anxiety, in addition to the fact that they are prone to sporadic fevers and inflammation (also known as Shar-Pei fever). Shar Peis are notoriously difficult to care for because, according to Dr. Ben, "their eyelids have to be tacked in place so the hairs don't rub on their eyes."

6. Doodle

Sadly, despite their adorable appearance, doodle mixes can be incredibly unpredictable, according to the doctors. Dr. Terrell said, "We've had some pretty aggressive ones as well. A lot of them are crazy, crazy energetic, and can't sit still for 2 seconds." She continues by saying that they frequently get ear infections and need pricey grooming.

7. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Dr. Ben acknowledges that if it weren't for their significant health issues, he would unquestionably choose a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel for himself. This breed is prone to a cardiac problem called mitral valve disease that makes breathing difficult and increases the risk of heart failure. "In my view, breeding a dog with such a high probability of disease is not fair," the veterinarian continued.

8. Pug/Shih Tzu/Bulldog

Last but not least, there are a number of dog breeds that are cherished by many people, including Shih Tzus, Pugs, English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and other flat-faced canines. They're so vulnerable to numerous disorders, including spinal issues, skin issues, and eye problems, Dr. Ben said. I would never want to have a Cesarean because more than half of them need one in order to give birth. Of course, the obvious difficulty is that they have breathing difficulties, which makes things worse for both the owners and the dogs.