Every dog has its own individual personality, but even individual dogs of the same breed tend to have similar behavioral tendencies. Many breeds, like the German Shepherd and Pit Bulls, are known for being obedient and well-behaved, while some of the worst dog breeds are better known for getting into mischief and refusing to listen.
Below, we’ll be discussing the worst dog breeds and what makes them so problematic, especially for first time dog owners.
Below, we’ll take a look at the top ten worst dogs breeds based on behavior and obedience, as well as some other factors.:
The Japanese Spitz is prone to bad behavior and naughtiness because they are energetic and get bored quickly. If left unattended, a Japanese Spitz will often try to release the built-up energy through destructive chewing, digging, and nuisance barking. Worst of all, they can decide to escape in search of adventure and mental stimulation.
Therefore, you need to train your dog diligently, keep them busy, and ensure that they are well-exercised to keep them out of mischief. Allowing them to be guard dogs is a good way to keep them occupied.
Shichons are a mix between the Shih Tzu and the Bichon Frise, and they often make for a fantastic family dog. However, the Shichon is not a dog breed for everyone. This small, fluffy ball of energy may be great for some people but an absolute terror for others. The Shichon needs constant love and attention and does not do well if left alone for too long.
Shichons are also very high maintenance pets that need to be groomed regularly to avoid matting and tangling in their coat which can lead to infection. Shichons should never be taken on walks off leash because they tend to dart after every single thing they see.
The Mudi is a Hungarian herding dog. Mudis are medium-sized and have an elegant, sleek look to them. Mudis can be found in many colors including black, brown, white, tan, and grey. These dogs tend to have bad tempers, they shed all over your house, and most will bark at just about anything.
To tame your Mudi’s energy and reduce mischief, take them for regular walks and runs; otherwise, he will seek the action and exercise on his own, often destroying furniture or making a mess of your yard. In addition, keep your backyard fence at least 6 feet tall because this dog will do anything and everything to jump out and escape.
Cockapoos are bred from working and hunting dog breeds — the Poodle and the Cocker Spaniel. They can be stubborn and hard to train, making them an undesirable pet for nearly every first time dog owner. They also have a tendency to get sick more often than other breeds because their immune systems are weaker due to frequent inbreeding. They also suffer from severe separation anxiety.
Cockapoos start to bark, chew, dig, and even scratch themselves to deal with boredom and anxiety. To prevent these unacceptable releases, provide your Cockapoo with toys and exercise to release energy and calm down.
Vizslas are extremely energetic and loyal dogs. They are working dogs and therefore should be kept busy at all times. In times of boredom, Vizslas engage in destructive behaviors like digging and chewing. Additionally, they are very affectionate and do not like to be left alone for long. They suffer from separation anxiety, which makes them more destructive. They will also often cry and whine until you come back.
The Chug is a crossbreed between a Chihuahua and a Pug. They are small in size but very energetic and goofy. This dog loves to play and run around the house, which often lands them in trouble. They also love to eat, and this contributes to high energy levels. Keep them busy by providing their favorite toys when leaving the house.
The Poochon is one of the most popular mixed breed dogs as a mix of the Toy Poodle and the Bichon Frise. They are cute, playful, and affectionate toward small children and adults, just like their individual parents. However, they can sometimes adopt “small dog syndrome,” which makes them very stubborn and irrational.
When acting up, they will often bark aimlessly and get into destructive and naughty behavior. Fortunately, you can correct this behavior through rigourous training and discipline.
Welsh Terriers are loyal, loving, intelligent, and well-mannered companions. However, because of their intelligence and high energy levels, they require stimulating activities all the time.
Without vigorous exercise, they become bored and opt to start digging, chewing, and engaging in other naughty behaviors. What’s more, they are more likely to chase when you don’t want to play and escape your yard to roam around to release energy.
The Keeshond is an intelligent and playful dog. With these two characteristics, expect a lot of mischief and naughtiness. In many cases, they use their cleverness for naughty things, and they can often trick unwitting owners into getting their way.
Also, they love people and companionship, and they suffer from severe separation anxiety. This often results in naughty and destructive behaviors.
The English Springer Spaniel is a gentle dog and is generally friendly to young children, strangers, and other dogs. They love outdoor activities, and without rigorous exercise, the piled-up energy makes them a handful. If you are not active or tend to be out of the house, the Springer Spaniel is probably not the best dog for you. They suffer from separation anxiety and boredom that makes them destructive.
They love to play in puddles outside and are known to track mud around the house. If you hate to clean the floors, then a Spaniel is likely not an ideal pet choice for you.
Dogs are man’s best friend for a reason: they will be by your side through thick and thin… sometimes literally if they suffer from separation anxiety. However, not all dogs are a breeze to care for, and some breeds have naughty or undesirable tendencies that might make you think twice about getting one — even if you feel you need a dog in your life. We hope our list of the worst dog breeds provided you with some insight into which breeds to avoid if you can’t handle high energy and naughty behavior!