7 Worst Dog Breeds for First Time Pet Owners, According to Veterinarian
Cuevas strongly cautions against this "very intelligent" herding breed that needs near-constant mental activity.
Cuevas believes Dobermans require intensive physical and mental training, adequate socialization, an
d forceful handling.
Weighing 80-135 pounds and with strongly entrenched guarding instincts, Cuevas warns that first-time
owners may find it challenging to properly train and control a Rottweiler.
Tate considers French Bulldogs and English Bulldogs to be too high maintenance for first-time owners
due to chronic health issues,
Australian Shepherds, as herding dogs, have extremely high energy levels and require "a lot of activ
ity, stimulation, and interaction," according to Tate.
Huskies, another demanding sled dog breed, have an unlimited supply of energy and a need for regular
stimulation, which can overwhelm new owners.
German Shepherds, which were originally working dogs, require owners who are committed to giving rig
orous activity and training.
Cuevas advises first-timers to avoid this breed due to its huge size, protective instincts, and potential for aggressiveness issues if not handled properly.
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