20+ Dogs Vets Would Never Own

By Nick Hadji 11 months ago

1. Chihuahua

Image Source/ RedditNow I know ladies that everyone’s been brought up thinking the Chihuahua is the ‘iconic bad b dog’ and belongs in your beautiful bag…. However, the Chihuahua is a snappy, bitey breed of dog! The dog can become attached to its owner but then absolutely despise everybody else it comes across!Original content sourced from Femanin.com

2. American Pit Bull

Image Source/ RedditSo, this dog is known for the horrific dog fighting it has been involved with, and has gained a reputation to be quite a scary dog. The only reason this dog would be so horrible is if it doesn’t take a liking to you. This dog can be misunderstood, but it is still suitable to add the Pit Bull to the list as vets say to beware of these dogs!

3. Chow Chow

Image Source/RedditThis beautiful fluff ball is not recommended to particularly families for a big two reasons. Chow Chows take loyalty to another level and will do anything for their owners, this means they don’t mix well with other people/children, or dogs. The other reason is that Chow Chows can’t stand being played with when they are tired and will just snap at you!

4. Greyhound

Image Source/RedditFrom the research that’s out there, it has been found that vets do not recommend a Greyhound to families with little ones… This is due to the fact they hate sudden movements and chaos, and if a Greyhound is tormented or scared it could possible lead to a nasty bite on your kids!

5. Poodle Mixes

Image Source/RedditSurprisingly, these living teddy bears are a big no no from the vets! They say that all poodle mixes are not able to sit still for more than five seconds and just never want to chill out! A vet will also say that the mixes always are prone to infections in their ears, and the grooming is WAY too expensive!

6. German Shepherds

Image Source/RedditLadies and gents, do you think the German Shepherds are the easiest breed to train as they are used for police dogs? Well, your wrong, and the vets say that this dog is so hard to train and when these dogs come into the veterinary they want to bite their faces off!

7. French Bulldogs

Image Source/RedditThe iconic Frenchie is cute, very cute, but there are a lot of issues that come with buying one of these pups! Vets say, they would never own them due to the stupidly high insurance prices that come with the French Bulldog! Also, because they have a flat nose they inhale a lot of air when eating, leading to a huge amount of stinky gas!

8. Pugs

Image Source/RedditSadly, majority pugs struggle with breathing in their day to day life. This is because breeders have overbred them to have the flattest face possible, looks over health I guess… Pugs are fifty four times more likely to suffer from brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome, which is just horrendous if you ask me!

9. Hairless Dogs

Image Source/RedditVets don’t have many medical issue to report about these types of dogs, it is more about the weird look of them… Vets say that a dog shouldn’t be hairless and gives them a sort of greasy cat type of look which doesn’t sound very appealing does it! Hair on dogs is used to protect them for infections and if they have no fur, the risk of infection will increase.

10. Akita

Image Source/RedditYou don’t really see this dog much do you? Well this is why… the Akita are very guarding dogs and only really like adults but the owners of the dog. Akitas can’t stand any sort of stupidness and do just go absolutely crazy when they are dealing with crazy situations.  This means these doggies are not very good with giddy children!

11. The Mastiff

Image Source/RedditHave you ever seen the size of a Mastiff? They are HUUUGE, like it’s a bit alien how big they actually are! Vets do not recommend this dog if you have a child under the age of 9, as the tail of the dog will whip your child’s face hard and possibly really hurt your toddler. The weight of the dogs can easily injure your little ones without them meaning anything (they are very gentle dogs really)!

12. Pekingese

Image Source/RedditThis dogs reasons link back to the Chihuahua, but they are a tool to trick you that they are the cutest thing ever! Their fluffy fur can trick you into constantly wanting to stroke them and cuddle them. However these dogs like their own space and when someone is invasive in their personal space they can easily start biting you!

13. Rottweilers

Image Source/RedditA well trained Rottie is the most beautiful souled dog and can really be the cherry on top for your family cake! However, Rottweilers are really hard to train and when they are not trained, their behaviour can really be tricky to handle sometime. They can also be naughty around the house and when out for walks!

14. Husky

Image Source/RedditLadies, don’t get me wrong, Husky’s are absolutely beautiful dogs; their eyes are just dreamy! However, the Husky behaviour can be sometimes very hyper as they have a lot of energy. So if you’re looking for a dog but aren’t ready for your dog to have constant zoomies around your house, then a Husky is a definite no!

15. Malinois

Image Source/PinterestWhen looking for a dog that can act as a guard dog to protect you at all costs, and is also extremely clever,  then this dog is for you. But vets don’t recommend this dog due to the fact if it children are present, they will become too stressed out and lash out on your children very easily!

16. Great Danes

Image Source/PinterestGreat Danes are not recommended by vets due the fact that their life span is very very short because of how big they are. Great Danes often suffer from ‘bloat’ which is when the stomach twists from a buildup of gas in the dog, this then cuts off all blood supply! When this happens, a dog must seek medical attention straight away otherwise their life will be at a high risk.

17. Dobermans

Image Source/RedditDobermans are well known to be beautiful and strong looking pups, and people dream of owning one! However, vets do not recommend Dobermans due to fact they can suffer from many different medical problems. They can suffer from dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) which can also lead to the poor dog passing away!

18. Bernese Mountain Dogs

Image Source/RedditThese beauties are another breed that unfortunately only live a shorter life compared to other dogs. Bernese Mountain Dogs can find themselves with a lot of bone and joint problems throughout the years. There is also an ongoing problem with cancer within the breed... vets do not recommend these dogs due to how expensive the vet bill can rack up to!

19. Golden Retrievers

Image Source/RedditGolden Retrievers are the golden souls in the dog world, they really are amazing dogs! However, Golden Retriever’s are known to suffer with cancer. A study shows that up to 61 percent of Golden Retrievers pass away from some sort of cancer issue. This is such a sad problem for these dogs as they are such happy and loyal companions, don’t you agree?

20. Bulldogs

Image Source/RedditThe cute, chubby, wrinkled Bulldog is actually one of the most popular breeds in the United States today! On the other hand, it’s also one of the most expensive breed to look after… Vets do not recommend the Bulldog due to the fact they are known to have breathing problems throughout their life, this means constant trips to the vets!

21. Shar Pei

Image Source/RedditThis dog is absolutely ADORABLE! With their squeezable faces and their small floppy ears… However, their personalities are opposite to their looks, they are a quite grumpy and horrible breed. As they have such a low temperament, they are known to snap if any sort of giddiness is around them! This is why vets do not recommend them to families or new owners.

22. Alaskan Malamute

Image Source/RedditI know that these dogs look a lot like Huskies but they are actually a whole other breed with different personalities! These dogs are usually used to pull sledges for hours and hours and hours meaning they are full of energy for a lot of the time if not taken out for long walks! Vets don’t recommend these dogs especially to busy owners, or first owners, as they are a lot of work!

23. Dachshund

Image Source/RedditI know, I know, the cute little sausage dog that is on everyone's wish list, why on earth would you not want one of these ?! Well, they absolutely love being the boss of the house and being the boss over you! Vets especially say if you have a family, the Dachshund would hate it due to the fact they hate any sort of competition!

24. Dalmatian

Image Source/RedditWHAT? Why would they make a Disney film all about a breed when you are recommended to not own one of them?! I know, but the Dalmatian actually has been overbred to have big problems with hearing, so sometimes they can't hear you when you tell them what to do! This communication barrier leads to the breed gradually becoming a naughty dog!

25. King Charles Spaniel

Image Source/RedditThis cute little iconic dog is not recommended by vets by the fact it has some health issues. King Charles Spaniels suffer with a lot of heart problems, especially a condition called mitral valve disease. The condition is ignored by breeders and they are bred further to have this genetic health problems... some would say that this is just animal torture!

26. Australian Cattle Dog

Image Source/RedditWell, it’s in the name, this dog is used to herd cattle in farms. This means that the Australian Cattle Dog is full of energy, and it is really hard to get them tired at any point if they haven't exercised for hours and hours on end! If this dog has got a lot of energy and is stuck in a house, this means that the dog can possibly become bored and snap at either the owner or strangers/other dogs!

27. Jack Russell

        Image Source/RedditThis dog is well known for its popular look, it is a very cute petite doggy. However they are known for being snappy towards other dogs when on walks or at other times. This is because of the dog isn’t trained to socialise properly when a puppy, it isn’t sure how to behave at all.

28. Beagle

Image Source/RedditThe origin of the Beagle is for hunting down prey and/or alerting their owners when it’s found some sort of prey. So they’ve been eventually bred to have this VERY loud bark which can actually be very annoying (especially if you’re trying to go to sleep). Vets would never recommend the torture of having to listen to howling at three in the morning!

29. Irish Wolfhound

Image Source/RedditThis breed was originally bred for hunting down big animals like wolves (I know right, it is  crazy that animals are bred for this reason only!) This is why the Irish Wolfhound is absolutely massive so it can easily hunt the animals! This means that the breed has quite a horrid instinct so it can easily try to attack any other animal it comes across!

30. Border Collie

Image Source/RedditThe “sheepdog” is an extremely high energy and intelligent breed that needs to constantly burn lots of energy throughout the day, so it is very hard work to actually own one! If the Border Collie is not tired and full of beans, it can become quite neurotic and destructive to the house you live in!

31. Labrador

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The labrador is a solid choice for either a single person's bed bud or a loyal family dog, and it's no surprise why. But the labrador can also be a very dangerous breed when not trained properly. They can be particularly aggressive towards children and easily attack them.

32. Tosa Inu

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Never heard of this breed before? That's because it's not only rare, but dangerous. It's known as a fighting dog, and it's actually banned in a number of countries due to its violence against people - and, in particular, children. There are almost no breeders left.

33. St Bernard

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How many of us wanted one of these dogs after watching Beethoven? And while you can't deny it's a huge, loyal pile of fluff, they can be very dangerous - particularly because of their massive size and power. This dog gets its strength from originally working to rescue hikers in the alps - so think what that strength can do against you!

34. American Bulldog

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The American Bulldog is well-known for a particularly stocky physique, with huge muscle tone, stamina and a hefty weight. This breed was originally to help farmers catch and hold wild cattle. Today, it can be a loyal family dog - but also an emotional and aggressive one if not trained properly.

35. Boxer

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This dog comes in as very muscular, which is great for lots of friendly hugs, but not so great when it's an aggressive dog. There have been a number of attacks by boxers on people in history, and it can be a very difficult breed to handle if you don't have the patience to train it.

36. Wolf Hybrid

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Okay, so we know all dogs are descended from wolves anyway, so you might be thinking 'Well obviously every dog is kind of a wolf hybrid!'. But some breeds these days are actually part dog part wolf - so when you throw a very wild animal into the mix, it's not a safe choice.

37. Caucasian Ovcharka

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This dog was originally bred to protect livestock - so any dog bred with an instinct to protect is going to be dangerous to those it thinks is a threat. If trained properly, they can be a loyal family member - but if not trained, they can be overly protective of their home and dangerous to handle!

38. Bull Terrier

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The Bull Terrier is definitely an example of a dog that's had a bad rap - and not least because it's not what you'd call a 'conventionally good looking' dog. But these dogs can be lovely if treated well - the problem is, most of them haven't, and they can be aggressive.

39. Gull Dong

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While you might not have heard of this dog breed, you probably also haven't heard of the two breeds it's a mix of: the Bully Kutta and the Gull Tarrier. These dogs are known for their strength, and the fact they were bred as fighting dogs. They're very difficult to control.

40. And Now: The Cat Breeds You Probably Don't Want! First Up: Persian

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Persians are beautiful kitties, but they are also prone to a lot of health conditions, which means going through the heartache of that would be expected if you owned this breed. A lot of these health complications can be because of their flatter faces, meaning it's more difficult to breathe!

41. Exotic Cats

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Exotic cats, with their very flat faces, have a lot of similar health problems to the Persian - meaning they can be a costly pet to have when it comes to vet's bills! Their flat little faces can also cause problems with drinking and eating, meaning the everyday might end up being a tad stressful!

42. Himalayan

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This breed is beautiful, there's no doubt about it, but beauty comes at a price, after all. They're prone to jaw problems, breathing problems and eye disease. They're also known to have hip problems a lot of the time, meaning they might struggle to walk around and do what cats do best!

43. Siamese

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Siamese cats can be very demanding, which means you'll need a lot of energy and time to cater to their needs. They need stimulating a lot, so a big toy bill is expected, and they also need to be fed quite a lot. And that's before they grow up and a variety of health problems kick in.

44. Sphynx

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Sphynx cats are very unique in appearance, to say the least, and sometimes it's this odd aesthetic that can make people want this particular breed! These kitties actually have a very healthy appetite, and on top of food bill, they'll require a lot of pampering expense, like bathing and ear cleaning.

45. Singapura

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This breed is well known for having degenerative eye problems that could result in it going blind later in life. They're also known for having bags of energy and demanding a lot of stimulation, which means this kitty isn't a great choice if you just want a lazy cat to enjoy a day on the couch with.

46. Balinese

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This particular cat breed is VERY vocal - so if you live in an apartment surrounded by neighbors who don't like cats - or cat noises specifically - this could be a problem. They also have a reputation for getting up to mischief, so you'll need the time and energy to keep an eye on them, too!

47. Manx

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This breed is sadly prone to a lot of birth defects, which means you might have problems straight out the gate. Any health issues often develop when the cat is still only a young kitten. The fact that Manx cats also have very short tails leads to other issues like spine problems.

48. American Bobtail

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Having a shorter tail always comes with health complications for cats - so this breed is known for spinal deformity risks. As well as spine problems, it could lead to neurological problems, too, so if you're getting this breed, you best be prepared (mentally and financially) for worries.

49. Japanese Bobtail

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The same can be said for the Japanese Bobtail, which seems to have the shortest tail of them all! While it's adorable that this cat has a tail like a fluffy bunny rabbit, it does unfortunately mean health complications due to a short tail. This breed is also very 'in your face', so not great for people who want to be left alone sometimes.

50. LaPerm

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You can see where this breed gets its name from, and isn't it beautiful? But as with all pets, you have to think about more than how cute they are. This breed - as you can expect - needs very specialised fur care and its skin/fur oil is likely to mark furniture, so not great if you expensive taste in decor!