(Closed) What are your FAVORITE & LEAST favorite dog breeds?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I LOVE my chihuahua…I would never own any other dog. I love that at 4 pounds I can put her in a purse and take her anywhere. She is the type that rarely ever barks at all and has never snapped at a single person or dog, ever. In my experience chihuahuas from good breeders are not yappy or snippy. I love that they are very clean and don’t shed heavily, have all the benefits of a cat (including the ability to be trained to an indoor potty situation) but all the personality or a loving and engaging dog.

Least favorite: anything that drools or slobbers (disgusting), barks incessantly or has that screechy/scream like bark, sheds, or is large enough to constantly be getting in your business. 

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think Bulldogs, Boston Terriers & Bichon Frise are the absolute cutest…  We currently have a little Pomeranian puppy.  Someday we will get her a sibling 😉       I don’t have any ‘least favorite’ breeds.  

 

Post # 18
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Helper bee

I have a cairn terrer (Toto from the Wizard of Oz) and a Havanese, 4 and 1 years old, respectively. They are both sweetie pies. My havanese is relatively calm, my terrier is just starting to slow down a bit. She still chases the hell out of squirrels and digs through the flower beds but we love her all the same. My dogs are both under 20 lbs and rarely shed, which is REALLY nice. Honestly, I don’t know if there are any particular dog breeds that I’d prefer or feel impartial to. If I had to add on another dog to my household, I’d like to get either a golden retriever or yellow lab. They just have such friendly faces and such great dispositions ( and seriously, who could resist a Marley from “Marley and Me?). 

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Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love boxers (have a 5 month old one) He IS obnoxious- I’ll give the PPs that. But I love their clownish personalities and they’re so loyal and sweet. Great danes are beautiful, and mastiffs but not sure I could ever own one due to how big they are! I love french bulldogs and think goldens are beautiful 🙂

 

 Least favorite: Yorkies with long hair (I don’t mind puppy cut ones, but like PP said- I don’t like when their humanish hair looks greasy), fluffy small dogs, and really meaty pit bulls with clipped ears- not because I think they’re aggresive..I know they aren’t- I just don’t care for the look.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My favorite breed is Shelties! I’ve grown up with them and I own one now. She is SO smart and a fantastic dog. 

My least favorite is french bulldogs. I dogsit one once and she STANK so bad…because of her incessant panting and horrid breath. Even a dog lover like I could not stand it. 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Favorite of course I will say my own- American Eskimo! Such a fun breed. woild love even more if they didn’t shed! If I had to say another breed miniature schnauzer so cute and they don’t shed hehe. 

Least favorite chihuahuas so annoying (most of the ones I’ve seen/ met? Lol) or anything that drools a lot boxer, what else is there? I just would not like the slobber. Or pitbulls, I like the smaller ones but not the huge ones. Also border collies since they seem too high energy for me. 

But of course every dog is different so who knows one day I could own a tiny chihuahua. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My favourite are the shelter specials! I’ll never have a dog that doesn’t come from a shelter. They’re the most loyal, loving, caring dogs you’ll ever come across.

Sidebar that I probably should never admit: I sort of almost look down on people that have pure bred dogs. They could have saved a life if they just went to the shelter, but instead they give out alot of money just because they “have” to have a certain breed to dog. There are small dogs, big dogs, medium dogs, long haired dogs, short haired dogs, energetic dogs, lazy dogs, wrinkly dogs, smooth dogs and everything in between at the shelter. You just have to look!

As for a least favourite, I have to say German Sheppards, just because my sister was attacked my one and they’ve always scared me because of it. But I’ve met soooo many nice ones lately I’m starting to come around to them! Definitely less scared than I used to be!

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My favourites are definitely maltese and toy poodles!  I’m 100% biased because my dog is a mix of that and she’s the best, cutest, sweetest dog in the world.  I will say with her older age (she’s amost 16), she barks like crazy!  She has separation anxiety and gets very overdramatic when we leave.

Also have a soft spot for Golden Retrievers though. SO cute.  I used to work at an animal hospital and I studied Veterinary medicine so I got to see a lot of them. Absolutely love them, despite their health issues.<br /><br />Least favourites? Newfoundlanders; I find they’re a bit too aggressive.

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Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Favourites: Huskies, Malamutes, Tibetan Mastiffs (my uncle owns them and they are the most stunning animals), Italian Greyhounds, Chow Chows, Beagles, French Bulldogs, Dalmations, Weimaraners. Can you tell I’m desperate to get a dog? As a general rule, I prefer larger dogs.

Least favourites: I’m sorry, Chihuahuas are actually one of my phobias. I also really dislike Jack Russells, Pekinese and generally anything small, hyperactive and yappy. 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Favorite: Chihuahuas, I have 4 so I am a bit biased. Not surprised that its almost the #1 least favorite breed on the thread. When you dont know them, they really can be yappy (most people are surprised how quickly our house goes from LOUD to SILENT in minutes). They were bred to be watch dogs, and nothing gets by them so yes they yapp when they meet new people but well trained dogs will quiet down quickly. What I love about them is that they are spunky, each have distinct silly/sassy ittle personalities, needy/clingy/babyish (I love to baby things) and they are loyal beyond belief. Also a lot of people dont know this about chihuahuas but they are pretty intelligent and clicky. They prefer other chihuahuas, which I find endearing and hilarious. My guys pick other chihuahuas out a mile away. 

Dog breeds I dislike:breeds that are less affectionate and aloof (large breed poodles, afghan houd, besenji, chow chows and sher pei) Personally interacting with lots of breeds (having worked in 2 animal hospitals) I just dont get the appeal of a dog who isn’t interested in cuddling/greeting their owners etc- at that point get a cat (sorry if that offends any cat people!)

 

Just for fun I thought I’d post of picture of my guys (although a “designer breed” 3 out of the 4 are special needs/rescued)

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have two chihuahuas and they are awesome dogs. It’s so sad they have such a bad reputation. Mine rarely bark. The only time they do is when someone rings our doorbell. As soon as the person comes in the dogs are quiet. Most people who meet them who have never been to our house have literally never heard them bark.

As for least favorite breed, it would probably be any large dog. I love the convenience of a small dog. I also would always want to be able to pick my dog up easily in the case of an emergency. 

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Favorite: goldendoodles, labradoodles…anything of that sort. They’re so smart and trainable, and I think shaggy dogs are the cutest. They’re so friendly and cuddly, and that’s exactly what I want in a dog. The fact that they don’t shed is a super bonus. I’ve also only had one dog and she’s a goldendoodle, so I won’t pretend I’m not biased.

Least favorite: bulldogs. I just don’t think they’re cute! They’re ugly, in my opinion, slow and really stubborn. No thanks! I also don’t like chihuahuas and other small dogs of that sort because they’re yappy.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

SparkleBee11:  Love your sweet babies! Chi’s definitely have the best personalities. My two are complete opposites, but they love each other so much. Its so funny to see their very distinct personalities. It’s also so wonderful to see how much they love you. I can walk to the mailbox and come back and they are completely beside themselves with excitement that I’m back. They also love to cuddle!

Post # 29
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Helper bee

CanadianBride456:  this is where I’d have to respectfully disagree. I have two dogs as I’ve mentioned. The first I purchased, the other i adopted. I purchased my first dog with no intention to, walked into a local pet store for fish food and saw her locked up in a small crate with a big clearance sign. She looked miserable and honestly, the clearance sign was enough to suggest that she was the unwanted dog a midst all the other puppies there. I know that adopting a rescue is saving a life of an animal. But i believe that i saved my dogs life…have you ever seen the conditions of puppy mills? Though I’d like to think most of them are sold and go to good homes, i ddon’t  know for sure. What happens to the older, unwanted dogs that sit there for months? Now, My adopted dog had behavioral issues that required an animal behaviorist to work with us for quite some time…we’be made so much progress, but it was not an easy road. It took months for him to warm up. In the end, I don’t regret a thing of it. The big picture is that these dogs (whereever they come from) are cared for and in loving homes. and though I agree with the sentiment of saving a life by adopting a shelter dog, I believe that there are just as many dogs like my first dog, that sit around in small crates, waiting to be taken home. 

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

soon2bhitched:  I agree. One of my dogs was bought from a respectable breeder. Not a backyard breeder or a puppy mill. The other we rescued. We are her 3rd family. We’ve worked very very hard with her. She has a lot of issues due to being abused. Most people wouldn’t have been able to handle her issues and I think she would have ended up at a shelter. The issue is backyard breeders and puppy mills. Not breeders who are doing it right. People should either do their research and buy a dog from someone respectable or rescue. Not everyone is able to handle a dog with serious issues And it’s a gamble when getting a rescue. 

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