Anything little. I like wrestling with my dogs, and I wouldn't want to hurt them. My bfs sister has a yorki and he drives me nuts! Can't really play with him, and hes so "high maintenance". LOL, he won't go potty on the grass, he goes on the deck, and hes too picky with his food. (he grabs a kibble, walks away, eats it....takes forever for him to eat). I don't mind other peoples little dogs, but I wouldn't want one for myself.
I'll list dog breeds I'd never recommend to another person, rather than ones I'll never own (That list is pretty large, I like a particular look in dogs).
I've never met a nice chihuahua, personally. I had a friend in high school that named theirs 'psycho' and believe me it was a good name. I'd also never recommend an australian cattle dog, a border collie, and a Jack Russell Terrier, all for the same reasons. They're 'too much dog' for what the vast majority of pet owners can handle.
i will probably never own anything other then what i have. maybe once i am older, and cannot handle large/giant breeds anymore, i may own a small breed like a chihuahua or some smaller scruffy mutt dog as long as it doesn't have any terrier in it.
I couldn't own a bull terrier...when I was younger we had a neighbor with 4 of them and one day they got loose and killed 3 of our kittens. It was really sad and traumatic for me (I was about 10 years old) I know that they're not all like that, but when I see a bull terrier it hits a little too close to home.
That's mostly what I'm getting at here. Maybe I should have been more specific. I think that about everyone has had some sort of incident with a particiliar breed of dog that has put them off of that breed entirely. Something that happened that made it click in your head right then and there, "OMG, I will NEVER own THAT breed of dog!" That's more of what I'm looking for.... Sorry!!
I would never own a dog larger than my children. My son can be very annoying to the dogs and I need to make sure that our dogs could never do actual physical damage. Although, the puppies are great at "warning bites."
I'd never own apoodle, my ex had one and he was stinky, annoying and bit me all the time. He was always getting into things, we had to lock him in the bathroom in order to eat. Come home and there would be poop, pee, garbage all over. Dog was impossible to train. He liked to sit on my lap (he was stinky). If you tried taking food away from him, he'd bite you. If you tried brushing him, he'd bite you. That dog drove me nuts, he ate my gum, toothbrush, panties, cell phone cover, makeup (mascara and eyeliner). My ex never took good care of him (he was trained to go on paper, not outside and he lived on the ground floor). Stupid ex, well I got rid of him and his stupid poodle.
Not saying all poodles are like that, but thats why I'll never own a poodle. Oh and the dog was ugly too.
I personally wouldn't own any long haired dogs since we hike alot- don't want to deal with burrs! Or grooming.
I also don't recommend beagles ESPECIALLY to first time dog owners. They can be very stubborn and rather difficult as puppies. They also have an endless supply of energy- not for the faint of heart-LOL. Don't get me wrong- beagles are great family dogs BUT do need training and you really need to be prepared for the stubborness in them. We love ours and she's great for long difficult hikes which is why we chose a beagle and a basset.
If you don't like cleaning ears bassets are a bad choice too! Those ears get into everything (water, food, dragging on the ground) and do need to be cleaned/checked often. I would have to say bassets are pretty stubborn but not as bad as beagles.
I also wouldn't own any "toy" dogs. The yipping drives me crazy. Somehow I don't have issues with the hollowing hounds.
I think dobermans are great. As are huskies- very beautiful dogs. Mastiffs and Great Danes were also considered at one point but after researching didn't think these dogs would do well with us and our lifestyle.
no terriers, no pitbulls, american bulldogs, corsos..... no bully breeds period, no chows - viscious, no great danes - viscious, no labs or goldens - too spazzy and some are downright nasty and overly hyper due to overbreeding.
I will never own another pomeranian. That high pitch, ear piercing bark! Ouch! The fur around the booty having to be trimmed so's not to get poo stuck there. The nips on the back of my leg out of nowhere. I will never own a lab. I never have, but my husband did before he met me and I have seen the damage it has done and the damage other people have experienced with theirs. I don't want a dog who is capable of eating your couch, floor, or even your wall. Outside, your deck, siding, etc.. No thanks! You never have to worry about that with little dogs! Yay little dogs!!!
Chessapeake Bay Retriever's are my arch enemies of the dog world. They may 'look' a lot like chocolate labs but they actually are not related at all.
They were STUBBORN, unruly, territorial, and pretty scary. We couldn't ever leave because no one was brave enough to baby-sit for us (they would lunge at people through thier crates). I couldn't and didn't trust them around the kids--they were extremely large and growled and snapped at the kids. I thought they were unpredictable in general.