Skip to comments.The 10 Most High-Maintenance Dog Breeds
Posted on 04/05/2012 10:29:35 AM PDT by C19fan
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We had two Dobermans several years ago and they were wonderful dogs. Everything you say echos our experience. Since then we have moved to German Shepherds. Those guys are the highest maintenance dogs I have been associated with. They do not like to be separated from their humans, fellow dogs, family cats, or anyone else they consider a pack member. They are in charge of security and they can't do their jobs properly if people go wandering off all the time.
No... Google Black Mouth Cur.
Amazing, simply amazing Dogs...
lol Love this post!
Most of the “high maintenance” associated with Aussies (besides giving them enough attention) is vacuuming the carpets. Someone said that dog hair is a condiment of life! Mattresses? Hmmmm...I never thought of that. :-) I read somewhere that Aussies shed their coat every 6-8 weeks; I could believe that. When I brush them, hair comes out by the handfuls, enough to knit a new dog. At least, the coats stay clean and we rarely need to bathe them.
Our dogs are also “Velcro” and have attitudes typical of the breed. I can’t imagine having anything else.
Thanks for posting. We adopted a pointer-setter mix when our daughter’s marriage ended, and he proved to be a great challenge, but he was so lovable! He lived to be 16, as did our lab mix.
One of our neighbors took in a little male chihuahua mix and asked us to take him (he’s a little over 16 pounds and has a very long body, short legs and muscular build, so we’re thinking there’s some corgi in there.) The vet estimated his age at 5 1/2 years. When he gets excessively happy, it takes him about 5 minutes to stop vocalizing and bouncing around the room. He’s great with the cats, and he actually guards the house and yard.
I believe orange/red is he most common, bu there are black ones oo ;)
If I remember correctly, their names were Capalo and Tumalo.. no sure if he spelling is even right :p
The AKC doesn’t recognize/allow those colors in the ring so that’s probably why I’ve never heard of them, in spite of knowing several RR breeders.
Ya learn something new every day.
I looked them up and found black and tans.
Does your chihuahua get very excited and bounce around a lot?
Your little guys are in doggie heaven!
oing to have o find my black backup kb (hard to use since I usually type in he dark and can’ even see i :/)
Anyway.. yes, I though they were amazing dos.. like a lab/greyhound mix.. lean body.. pure muscle.. :) and not scared of anything (except snakes :D).. they even killed a ring-tail that charged my horse once ;)
Glad to see German Shepherds didn’t make the list.
My current GS being the massive exception. NO dog is more maintenance than this 1.
But my previous - no trouble at all, except she didn’t like going to strange abodes and not going home. Our 1st 1 Gs wasn’t tough, either, but she didn’t last long. My sister’s have been, but for the same reason my current is. It’s not a character thing - it’s health.
I was just griping about that.
Lately ALL these stupid sites - including “news” sites - do that. We recently ran across some list thing that was 50 long! The nerve of making people go through 50 slides!
Paid 2300 for my sons English bulldog. Have spent more money in maintenance than for the friggin dog. Has to go in now for Ear surgery and palate surgery, another 1800 bucks...
We put our 11year old Doberman female down a year ago...was just yearly check up. If anyone has a Doberman young female to get rid of we will give it an exemplary home.
There are a couple of breeds, poodles being one that has hair and not fur. I think thats why they have less dander, but I wouldn’t bet more than 50 cents on it....:O) I just heard it someplace...
Lol.. good point :)
the only 2 I’ve ever seen in life were those 2 I worked with.. and hey had bodies like your Db, chest wasn’t so deep though ;)
(Poor guys must not have been fed enough :/)
My Dobe is fascinated by my snakes but I’m not sure what his intentions might be so he isn’t allowed to play with them...LOL
[his ears are up and his expression is somewhat ‘soft’ but alert and he *pokes* at them which is ~normally~ a happy gesture but I’m not taking any chances]
The Ibizan Hounds are the ones with the snake fetish.
They stomp to death every one they find.
I’ve managed to intercede most times but didn’t get there fast enough a few times.
You can’t ‘patch up’ a stomped black snake.
In spite of living in prime rattler/copperhead territory, I never saw any snakes on my rides.
Probably either the smell of the Dobes or the sound of the horse warned them off.
My friend in VA has Ibizans too and one of her dogs was *the* snake catcher of the pack.
One day he grabbed a huge black snake and swung it over his head to break its back but the snake’s tail hit the electric fence, causing the dog to instantly drop it and run away yelping while the poor zotted snake crawled slowly away.
She watched all this and I don’t care how many times she tells the story, I still end up laughing so hard my ribs ache.
[the dog never hunted snakes again]
They’re making ‘designer dogs’ from Dobes [Doberdoodles...ugh! just shoot me] so somebody might as well ‘design’ a dog that would be an exemplary mix.
I bet that would make an awesome “mutt”.
The RR standard doesn’t call for such a deep chest as a Dobe.
They’re much more ‘houndy’ in shape so they may have been perfectly fine...at least I hope so.
The Toy has also taken on the role of my unofficial service dog when I'm asleep or have my hearing aids out. I'm over 50% hearing loss so she jumps on my chest barking and shaking the covers if someone is outside, the phone rings, or anything she thinks I need to know LOL. She's my wife companion dog though and can easilly jump from the floor into her lap in the wheelchair.
They're great for home security. No noise gets by them.
Elitist breed snob.
I would *so* love to have a Rat Terrier.
When I was born, my parents had a toy Manchester and they say I was too young to remember her but I -do-.
Her name was Susie and I remember seeing her get hit by a car on the back road in front of my house.
[I think very small kids know more than we think they do]
I’ve wanted something like her since I was a kid and I fell in love with RTs at the local dog show when I was a teen.
We have 4 Cavaliers and a Golden Retriever. We have always had Cocker Spaniels but now think Cavaliers are the best breed ever.
We had 2 Cavaliers who ate garden mulch as puppies, thankfully not the cocoa hull kind. It was still an expensive lesson in what NOT to eat for those two and for our checkbook. LOL now, crying then.
The vet I used to work for always said that with all their health issues, English Bulldogs would (and should be) extinct if humans would just stop interfering. They can hardly reproduce naturally, and they are always sick and extremely high maintenance. Sadly, this being a USMC community, they are way overbred here.
You get the best accessories for Odin!
He’s worth it...:)
[thank heaven for eBay or the poor dog would be naked]
The same can be said for all brachycephalic breeds.
A friend has a Bully who is way off “standard” and she can breathe just fine thanks to her not-show-quality longer muzzle.
Love your JR. Mine hates the water.
Mine developed his interest in water last summer when he realized that’s where the frogs were.
What a beautiful boy! I miss my girl Kyra. She was my wifes first dog and best friend. We are looking to adopt another Dobie..Simply the best.
Ratty's are pretty easy to find now. I've always figured if Chihuahuas were as big as Dobermans we wouldn't stand a chance LOL. I sent you a picture of the two via FR Mail.
Oh my, simply beautiful!!! No better dog in the world than a Dobie. Designed to be your best friend. I miss my girl :(
S-i-l has never complained about him shedding, at least not to me. I have heard many people say they wanted a Poodle because they don't shed and cause allergies. This says they do (of course they do). They lose hair but it tangles up and has to be combed out. It is the dander from their skin that causes the allergies anyway, not shed hair.
The only thing my Jack Russell Bandit works over is a chicken parm dinner or ground round burg after which he performs a real workout on the thick fleece blanket i have folded on an over stuffed leather chair.:)
My JR is a lap dog as well.
They are such an amusing breed.
Indeed they are...:)
As of now, I don’t think my Portuguese Podengo Medio would put up with the competition....LOL
[If Chis were big as Dobes, we’d be *extinct*]
Thankfully, your two brachy breeds haven’t been mercilessly “designed” into non-viable animals...:D
The first BT I met was one-eyed and named Jack...naturally.
He wore a jaunty eye patch.
I think the lady said he’d knocked out his eye in a rose bush.
He was a totally cool little guy.
[but the woman was mean...she wouldn’t let me take him home]
I can’t believe the Old English Sheep dog did not make the list. Talk about high maintenance, they need daily grooming if you don’t want to shear them every month or so.
Forgot ....She is having surgery on both ears and her soft palate on the 17th. Constant ear infections. She will NOT like the cone around her head. She is a PIA but she’s our PIA. Is she ugly or what? One eyelash white the other black. Snores worse than my wife. Sheesh....How did I get blessed with this? :)
She is adorable. I hope I didn’t come across as being mean to bullies. I love them, but feel so bad that we got so many sick ones in the office.
Any dog with wolf in him is going to be creative and a challenge.
I had a dog who was a pointer/wolf hybrid mix and he was scary smart. He would use chairs as ladders to get stuff on high shelves — and even push the chair back once he had been caught.
My current dog is a border collie/lab mix and she’s a good combination of smart and obedient. She’s always looking at me for instructions, although she can get into quite a bit of mischief if I don’t keep her challenged.
Be prepared for a lot of hair. My sister has two and I have to sweep every day to keep the hair down when I visit. Had a problem with my eye and had to go to the eye dr. She looked at it, got a tweezer, pulled out a hair and said “You have a golden?”
It's the reason why I didn't bother to read this article.
Not playing that game.
My English Bullie in one of his more energetic moods.
Here he's just wanting to look cool. One tooth sticking up.
My friend in VA has Ibizans too and one of her dogs was *the* snake catcher of the pack. One day he grabbed a huge black snake and swung it over his head to break its back but the snakes tail hit the electric fence, causing the dog to instantly drop it and run away yelping while the poor zotted snake crawled slowly away.
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