Dog breeds you should think twice about owning
Shih Tzu -
This breed loves to get under your feet, tripping up adults as well as children, which could harm both humans and the dog.
Alaskan Malamute -
This breed looks very similar to Siberian Huskies, but they're bigger. They may pull, jump, and strain on walks, which can be dangerous if a child is holding the leash.
Chow Chow -
Chow Chows look like big, inviting teddy bears, but they're not the most cuddly of dogs. Hugs are usually not so welcome, which can confuse kids.
Bred for years to be guard dogs, the Akita's natural instincts can be hard to wean out and may pose a problem on occasions when children are present.
Korean Jindo -
The beautiful Korean Jindo were originally used as hunting dogs. They're also very independent, and not the social doggos many owners wish them to be.
Rottweilers are protective guard dog types. This means they can have difficulty distinguishing innocent child's play from a home invasion.
Patterdale Terrier -
Although small, the Patterdale Terrier is an intense dog. Bred almost exclusively for work, they can become a major liability if they're not properly trained.
Strong and excitable dogs, this beautiful breed needs a lot of activity and training to remain mannered houseguests. And this takes time and dedication from the owner.
Dutch Shepherd -
Certain breeds also need a lot of dedication and training. Popularly trained for the police and military, the Dutch Shepherd will become destructive if left under-stimulated.
Australian Cattle Dog -
A herding breed used for keeping cattle under control, this temperamental dog can be very difficult for inexperienced dog owners to handle.
Airedale Terrier -
The largest of the terriers, this breed has been used as both a hunting and working dog. Often deemed stubborn, this is another difficult doggo for the novice owner.
Don't let their size fool you: Schipperkes are tenacious and headstrong, making them sometimes difficult to train.
Catahoula Leopard Dog -
Originally bred to hunt, these large, powerful, and independent dogs need an experienced owner to control them.
Irish Wolfhound -
Another large dog that was originally bred to hunt, Irish Wolfhounds have a relatively short lifespan of only five to seven years.
Shar Pei -
Shar Peis are very territorial doggos who need an assertive owner. Also, their unique skin folds can create health challenges, including chronic skin conditions.