Skip to comments.The 10 Most High-Maintenance Dog Breeds
Posted on 04/05/2012 10:29:35 AM PDT by C19fan
When most of us think of caring for the family dog, we have in mind a sedate walk around the block once a day, maybe an obedience class when he's a pup, a good brushing once a week and lots of hanging out together watching TV at night. And then there is that special breed of dog - the high-energy, need-a-job-to-do, groom-challenging kind that comes in all looks and sizes, but shares one commonality: He is undeniably high-maintenance.
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I think dead dogs would occupy all 10 slots.
JUST KIDDING! IT'S A JOKE!
I've got 2 cairn terriers, born diggers. I think I would rather have gophers in my yard than our two little earth movers. Still, they are sturdy little gals and will always let us know when someone new is approaching the house. Of course their bark is more "Hey! Come play with us!", than "Hey! Stay away or we'll eat you!"
We have had one for 5 years now and we love her. We do work at home and she is like a shadow. They call them Velcro dogs to. Yes she sheds but that is it. Other than brushing every few months and a bath. Nothing more than any other dog. Had 2 goldens retrievers before and they used to stink all the time.
I have a golden. If he isn’t a lap dog, he is outside chasing everything, none of which he catches. He takes to training well and all he wants is to have his belly scratched.
I hate articles that fail to simply list what their talking about, forcing others to jump through a pages of photos etc.,
And when the SHTF and it is TEOTWAWKI you can feed him zombies.
We did a lot of research and settled on a Havanese. Perfect house pet—calm, loving, smart, one of the so-called “non shredders”— low maintenance if you keep the fur cut short.
I’m thinking that I want to get a golden at some time. I’m not ready for an additional dog right now. But goldens are my sometime-in-the-future breed.
My JR does like love and attention, however. If she doesn’t get that, she’ll do stuff like eat a rug. She did that to my sister in law and that’s how I ended up with the dog :)
Rotties are nice. We have a Beagle who sleeps 22 out of 24 hours per day in his petbed. Rising only to take a walk, eat a meal or beg for treats. Our Chihuahua is a love sponge and also easy to deal with.
One of our Corgis has a non-standard “fluffy” coat. She certainly requires far more grooming than her standard nephew.
My Dobie is very high maintenance. Not in terms of grooming (what’s that) but in terms of need for exercise, attention and affection. Also most people couldn’t control him - very willful and very strong.
Don’t tell chet99 about this... wait... never mind ;)
I met Ridgebacks he hard way.. on a ranch, and they were both grown...
If they weren’t raised knowing you since they were pups, they will shred you to pieces. I was always running for projection (or scooting away quickly, with them on my tail, on a motorcycle). They only time they were at piece with me was when I was horseback, they went anywhere I went when I was riding :)
The day that changed all of that was one day when I was riding horseback and was in a mild gallop... the red one was on my right and the black one was on my left. As soon as my horse was startled and jumped, I turned around to see what it dodged and saw the red one jump too, and it was scared... Happened to be a 5 1/2 foo Diamondback rattler.. lol... anyway, that day, we ran pretty hard most of the day and they were both exhausted and panting under a tree. I dismounted and was able to get close enough (slowly, of course) to them to pet hem.
From that day on, anything that threatened me or looked at me funny was dogfood.. They were great :D
Sorry about any typos.. I am having to pound on the KB because I spilled some ice tea (sweetened) on it a couple of days ago.. and it is not being friendly atm :/) ;)
Mines name is Maggie and this year she joins Gus a black Lab as my new tracking team. She’s already found 2 Black Bucks, 3 Axis and 7 hog’s. One of the hogs was a 337 lb boar that was far from dead and she would let it get away, she was raising hell. She officialy goes to work this fall when deer season opens, I usually get 3 to 5 calls a month to go find wounded buck’s.
Must not have passed mustard with their “boss”?
Snake fear is in the blood. Mango avoids suspicious sticks.
Love her for that. We have lots of snakes.
My condolances for your keyboard. Note to self: Do not wash keyboard with alcohol. Makes monitor do weird things and die.
Yep. Everything you said.
Our Aussie is a loved member of the family but he is definitely high maintenance.
Shedding? LOL!. I’ve often considered starting a mattress factory.
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