Dont have any least favorite breeds but I wouldnt be happy with a breed thats known to wander off leash to follow his nose. Also at this time a breed that took alot of grooming wouldnt fit into my lifestyle.
1. Chihuahua (hair/ temperment/ barking) 2. Lab (hair/ too much energy) 3. Golden (hair/health problems) 4. Anything Hairless 5. Irish Wolfhound (short lifespan) 6. Border Collie (needs more than I or most pet homes can provide) 7. Pug (HAIR!!!! my neighbor had 3 and I couldn't wave to her w/o being covered in it! They were also very stubborn, but very lovable. I miss them but would never own one.) 8. Mastiff (Hair, drool, short lifespan) 9. GSD (Hair, health problems) 10. Komondor (yikes! I can't imagine the cords)
Notice a theme? For some reason I'm okay w/ cat hair, I even long for a persian. Dog hair on the other hand, especially lighter colored dog hair, is very offputting to me. I'd rather deal with the extra grooming that comes along w/ poodles, maltese, shih tzu, schnauzers, etc.
Let me qualify these choices - The first three I just don't really like looks or personality wise. I am a little biased against GSDs because one attacked my dog but I do know some that are great dogs. My experience with Golden Retrievers at the animal hospital where I work has not been good..they bite, they seem to be dumb - which I'm sure they are not - I don't hate them; I have met some really sweet ones outside of the hospital and my dog seems to have quite an affinity for them - they're just not my favourite breed - a lot of hair too! Komondors, I just don't like the look but I don't know their personalities. I've read that papillons are quite sweet I just don't care for their looks.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland
1. CHOW(been attacked by everyone I ever groomed) 2. Lab (most are stupid nuts) 3. Lhasa Apso 4. Schnouzers (can't spell that to save my life) 5. wheaton Terriers 6. PWD 7. Bergamasco 8, 9, 10. I am sure I could figure it out if I thought long enough.
As a groomer I may be a bit biased. I will not touch or go near a chow, they have been the most horrible dog I have ever met. My boss go trapped in a run by an Akita, so I know that would be the top of her list.
I love this topic. Isn't it funny how we all have different experiences and favorites? I have owned large dogs and Chow Chows most of my life and the only dogs to bite me was a Lhasa Apso and a chihuahua. I think they have a get them before they get you attitude, because of their size.
1. Shiba Inu have had 4 in the family and I know I never want one again 2. Mini/Toy Poodles Blah goorming 3. Shih Tzu same as above 4. Labs-been bit by 3 and I just dont like them 5. English Bulldogs-I dont totally agree with the what they have been bred to
Some do have unstable temperaments. But just as in any breed, it has to do with the breeding practices and socialization. I have owned several and never had any bad ones. Once we were called to remove one from a trailer park. He was running loose and had hurt several other male dogs. They were all after a female in heat that was running loose also. We approached him and took him from the pack with no problems. We returned him to his owner,after 3 hours of searching for them. Only to be called again in a few days to come get him again,because someone had shot the dog.He had been shot through under his spine. That time we brought him home and took him to our vet. He was one of the most loyal, loving dogs we ever had. They do have a tendency to be a one person dog.They are not for everyone.Just as Pit Bulls and English Bulldogs are not for everyone.