11 Common Dog Breeds to Avoid


The smartest and prettiest dogs are this breed. People prefer this breed. New owners often find that their dog can open its box from the inside and outsmarts them.

Border Collies 

Herding geniuses are Border Collies. They'll steal your heart with intelligence, beauty, and love. Be ready for their boundless energy, herding instincts, and ravenous mental challenges.

St. Bernards 

They've always been rescue and working dogs. Their patience, loyalty, and adaptability as family companions make them easy to love.


Samoyeds need to be part of a family and get lots of care to avoid separation anxiety.

German Shorthair Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointers are charming, versatile, excellent hunting dogs. The high-energy, high-maintenance enjoyment requires dedicated owners.

Siberian Husky

Huskies are smart, funny, loving, trainable, loyal, and nice with kids and other dogs. They self-clean. They're not pets.


Jindos are gorgeous, devoted, smart hunting dogs. Their high hunting drive and reticent nature among strangers should concern prospective owners.

Caucasian Ovcharka

The Caucasian Ovcharka was bred to fight wolves and bears. They are taller and heavier than most breeds.

Italian Greyhounds

"Velcro dogs" bond with their owners. Before getting one, consider their fragility, health concerns, and house training issues.

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