The seven worst dog breeds for first-time pet owners.

Choosing to add a furry member to your household is exciting. 

However, selecting the appropriate dog breed for your lifestyle and experience level is critical to everyone's pleasure. 

While all puppies have their own eccentricities, some breeds require more training, activity, and health care than others, which are best handled by experienced owners.

Cuevas strongly cautions against this "very intelligent" herding breed that needs near-constant mental activity.

Border collies

Cuevas believes Dobermans require intensive physical and mental training, adequate socialization, and 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

French Bulldogs

According to Tate, as herding dogs, Australian Shepherds have very high energy levels and require "large amounts of activity, stimulation, and interaction."

Australian Shepherds

 Huskies, another demanding sled dog breed, have an unlimited supply of energy and a need for regular stimulation, which can overwhelm new owners.

Siberian Huskies

German Shepherds, which were originally working dogs, require owners who are committed to giving rigorous activity and training.

German Shepherds

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