Are you interested in acquiring a new puppy as a family companion that will complement your way of life? If you are, you should also consider which breed works best for you and your household. Not every dog will act the same; some might have behaviours you will not want to deal with. Granted, the behaviour depends significantly on the training provided, but it turns out that certain breeds are inherently less well-mannered than others. In addition, many breeds require a great deal of exercise, whereas others can spend the entire day sleeping on the couch. Keep in mind that some breeds are associated with behaviour issues that you should be aware of beforehand.

In this article, we will be going over which dogs have more behaviour problems, but despite their shortcomings, they are still loveable and loyal companions.

How does a dog’s breed correlate with its behaviour?

A dog’s genes account for 60 to 70 percent of their dominant features, according to a 2019 study involving thousands of dogs. The characteristics primarily influenced by genetics (i.e., their breed) are trainability, hostility towards strangers, prey drive, and the desire for attention. Before adopting or purchasing a dog, it is essential to research the breed. Their genetics cannot forecast everything, but they can provide indications of what you should expect and how to deal with them. Knowing that your dog is likely to be apprehensive towards strangers is helpful while training instructions, mainly if you live in a neighbourhood with numerous children.

Dog breeds that are known to give owners trouble

  1. Chow Chow

The Chow Chow is a medium-sized non-sporting dog breed. They usually weigh between 20 and 30 kilograms and have long, thick, red, black, blue, cream, or cinnamon-coloured coats. Chow Chows are believed to have originated thousands of years ago in either China or Mongolia, where they were primarily utilised as hunting and herding dogs.

Chow Chows have dominating personalities and can sometimes be pushy or rowdy. They are not advised for first-time dog owners because of their boldness. To raise a well-mannered Chow Chow, one must provide firm direction and physical exercise. It has also been observed that their peripheral vision is poor, making them easily frightened and startled by people approaching them.

  1. Dachshund

Dachshunds are well-known for their endearing personalities and distinctive body shape. They are classified as scent hound dogs and can assist owners who indulge in hunting. They weigh about 7 and 14 kilograms. Due to their sausage-like physique, these canines got their iconic nickname, “wiener dogs”, due to their low stature and prolonged length. These breeds are devoted, simple to groom, and ideal for city living. However, despite their cute exterior, they can be pretty headstrong and troublesome.

For instance, their stubbornness can drive you mad during training sessions. Housebreaking is particularly difficult if you are not an experienced trainer. Dachshunds are also inquisitive dogs and are constantly up to something. They are able to consume your wire cords despite being warned not to. Boredom usually always brings out their undesirable conduct. It would be best to keep your dog preoccupied with toys and walks to prevent their energetic outbursts and maintain control.

  1. Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is hands down one of the cutest and tiniest dog breeds in the world. They are classified as “toy” dogs and typically weigh between 2 and 3 kilograms. Their hair can be short or long and in almost any colour, and their colouring can be solid, marked, or splattered. Originating in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, hence the breed’s name, it is one of the world’s oldest dog breeds in recorded history. 

Chihuahuas usually are very dedicated and faithful to their owners, yet they are typically one- or two-person dogs. They can be devoted to the point of jealousy and may bite or snip at others who approach their owners too closely. They are notoriously volatile and not particularly child-friendly. Since they typically dislike outsiders, they bark or howl frequently and can function as efficient “watchdogs.

4. Siberian Husky

The Siberian husky is a medium-sized dog classified as a “working” breed. They weigh between 15 and 30 kilograms and have medium-length hair and a double coat. Their hues include white and red, white and black, grey, or silver. Originating in Siberia, where they were used to pull sleds over long distances in frigid climes, huskies were originally employed to pull sleds in freezing regions. They have also served as search-and-rescue dogs.

There are no conclusive studies or study papers that suggest huskies have aggressive attitudes, despite the fact that many Siberian husky owners believe their dogs are inherently rough and unruly. Still, it is difficult to argue that they do not belong on a list like this. Numerous owners will note that huskies are typically territorial and do not always get along with other dogs. However, they are generally easy-going with children and other members of the family.

5. Jack Russell Terrier

As a member of the terrier family, Jack Russells come with boundless energy. They have an average weight of about 6 to 8 kilograms. They are considered true working terriers and have been known to assist hunters in tracking down foxes. Unfortunately, they are also known for having numerous behavioural issues. In addition to its persistent barking, this breed can exhibit repetitive mannerisms that can cause headaches to owners and other dogs as well.

First, bored Jack Russells tend to become aggressive and unruly. They are also poor at coping with separation anxiety, constantly resorting to chaos inside or outside your home. Some pet owners also assert that these terriers might become highly excited and tend to jump on them constantly. This is obviously sweet for the most part until it becomes intolerable when you have to deal with it on a daily basis.

6. Alaskan Malamute

The Malamute is the indigenous Arctic breed of Alaska and is related to the Samoyed of Russia, the Siberian Husky, and the Eskimo canines of Greenland and Labrador. Malamutes have been known to pull sleds just like Huskies. They often weigh 30 to 40 kilograms. Even though its stunning stature entices many dog lovers to adopt one, this dog has an underlying issue that might be overwhelming for inexperienced pet owners.

This species is well known for wanting to break free of cages and leashes. If you do not take them for walks, they will make every effort to escape. Additionally, their weight and energy levels can be very overwhelming. When they tug on the leash, they may quickly bring you to the ground causing a ruckus in public.

7. Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is categorised as a large-sized working dog. They can weigh between 40 and 60 kilograms and have short, dense, straight coats that are often black with rust or mahogany patterns. The Rottweiler derives its name from the German village of Rottweil. Originally referred to as the “Rottweil butcher’s dog,” the moniker was later abbreviated to Rottweiler.

In the past, they were employed, among other things, for cattle herding and bear hunting. Rottweilers can be aloof and do not typically get along well with strangers. They are incredibly devoted and protective of their owners and are well-known for safeguarding your home from intruders. Due to their size and energy level, they are not advised for families with newborns or toddlers, although they are generally friendly with kids.

8. Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever, a well known beautiful Scottish gundog, is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. Their average weight is about 25 to 30 kilograms. They are hard workers in hunting and field work, as guides for the blind and in search-and-rescue, they enjoy obedience and other competitive events, and they have a lovely outlook on life when they are not working. They are smart, lively, and forever loyal to their owners and caretakers. 

On the flip side, they will most likely exhibit less-than-ideal manners. Don’t be alarmed if your Golden Retriever enjoys bringing your flip-flops into the living room for all to see. Typically, he is either yearning for attention or utterly bored. Simply give them a chew toy, go for a walk with them, or increase your training routine.

Bottom line

Every dog is unique and must be trained according to its history, DNA, and personality. In general, reward-based training is the most effective strategy. Begin early and maintain consistency. Don’t be scared to seek assistance from a certified professional canine trainer.

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