5 Dog Breeds You Should Not Own (No, Not Another Dangerous Dogs List)
This actually started out as a joke, but there really are dog breeds out there I would not want to own. Some of them are favorite breeds (at least for some people), but I would not want one myself, even though I enjoy the happiness that a canine can provide.
Reason: Too much work.
Despite being on the top five slacker list, this dog requires an owner with a lot more energy than me. It has a long coat that, if left alone, will mat and fill up with weeds.
This dog looks gorgeous running through an open field or crashing through the waves, but I barely have time enough to take care of my own long hair; I do not need any more to worry about.
Who needs a slim dog that looks this good, anyway? (This argument has nothing to do with intelligence, really.)
Saving grace: Looks like a supermodel.
An Afghan may be okay if you look like a supermodel—I don't.
Reason: Too dumb.
This dog is rated at the top of those dogs able to stay home alone. Any idea why?
According to the Intelligence of Dogs, this dog is down near the bottom. I know, I know, all the Basset fans are angry and saying, “But my dog is smart and good for lots of things.” They are good for keeping the couch warm, sure. I read in a book somewhere that they used to be hunting dogs. No one I know has ever kept one for hunting.
Saving grace: Will usually fall asleep if left alone all day.
"But not MY basset" will probably be a common complaint in the comments section!
Reason: Too smart.
That same intelligence book rates the Border Collie at the top. There was one Border Collie that was so good at identifying its toys (the dog had learned 1,000 different words in identification) that they had to write the names on them so the human did not forget.
This breed may be okay for some people, but I do not want a dog correcting my grammatical errors when I am writing these stupid articles on the internet. My dog is no Border Collie, and she does not blog, but she already leans over my shoulder and criticizes me for the image selection.
At least she has not figured out how to download. If I had a Border Collie, my files would be filled with pictures of dogs.
Saving grace: Can do your homework for you.
Reason: Too ugly.
These dogs have a face only a mother could love. Well, I am not sure even a mother could love some of their faces. They don’t have furry coats so you can't cuddle them, they have wiry bristles sticking out of their faces like that crazy uncle you used to visit as a kid, and they have wrinkles that definitely need an avocado facial mask.
I don't even have the sort of wardrobe budget I would need to support one of these dogs.
Saving grace: Will save you a lot of money since you will never need to buy a lint roller to remove dog hair from your sweaters.
Reason: Too cute.
These dogs look too much like human babies, and then people make it worse when they dress them up in pink and wheel them around in carriages. Of course, if my daughter is reading this, I have to point out that I am not talking about her resemblance to a Pug. Just every other human baby on the planet, sweetie!
This breed has large eyes, smushed-in faces, bloated tummies, and round skulls. Anything like a human baby?
Saving grace: No information available at this time. Please try again later.
Actually, there are several others I did not include. I would not want to own a Labrador (too popular), a Basenji (too wild), a Beagle (too tame), or a chow chow (too hairy, and I hate getting hair in my cereal), but five seemed like a good number.
Do you have a favorite dog breed that you would never own? Leave a comment below.
Is there a dog breed you would never have?
Questions & Answers
Which dog breed is the sweetest?
I know that there is a lot of disagreement on this subject, but one of the sweetest and affectionate dog breeds I have come across is the Cavalier. If you are looking for a little larger, a Brittany is also a great dog. Here is a list of five really sweet dogs that will want to spend time in your lap: https://pethelpful.com/dogs/affectionate-dog-breed...Helpful 9
Are wolfdogs smarter than Border collies?
A lot of the intelligence tests that are currently used in dogs are based on the dogs willingness to take commands. That is one reason the Border Collie does so well--he is a dog that has been bred to listen to commands.
Wolves are shy animals and are extremely unlikely to listen to a command. A wolfdog varies some because of the dog breed, but if bred to a Malamute or a Siberian Husky, breeds that do not take command well, it is not likely going to listen to a command.
Are they smarter? it depends on who you want to listen to. Are they smarter according to the current tests? No.Helpful 2