You can find several reasons why you should adopt a dog and my favourite is how they can give you unconditional love.
But, I’m sure when the time to bring a new life home comes, you’d wonder about which dog breeds are meant for your home and which are not.
Well, this article answers your question, focusing more on the “not meant for” element.
#1. Chow Chow
Originating from northern China, the Chow Chow is a very old dog breed with a wrinkly- crinkly fun kind of appearance. Instantly recognized for their rounded ears and extremely warm, dense double coat, these furry fuzzballs often come in shaded red, black, cinnamon or cream colors.
As a sturdily built dog, the Chow Chow is reported to be a very energetic and hyperactive dog.
Its level of confidence is not the only thing that sets it apart. Possessing a wicked sense of humor, Chow Chows just love to pull pranks.
It reminded me of my first Chow. I learned so much from him.
But, do I recommend a Chow Chow?
Hmm… it depends.
See, if you are looking for a nice, cozy dog to snuggle up on the couch with your kids, you’d be in for a huge surprise.
I think the most challenging part of having a Chow was that it could be a lot aggressive sometimes – if you put aside the fact that it looked a lot like a grumpy old man. Aggression is not only shown to outsiders but also to other dogs.
Isn’t it just their way of being protective for their owners?
But adopting a dog whose natural instinct to attack isn’t straightened can represent a potential danger, especially when you’ve got kids around.
#2. Siberian Husky
If you ask around about Siberian Huskies, most would respond with how beautiful such Alaskan dog breeds can be or how much they would have loved to have one.
I am so glad that you are reading this article before acquiring one because I’ll tell you things others won’t.
As a truly striking medium-sized dog breed, the origins of the Siberian Husky go back to Siberia and then all the way to Alaska in 1909.
I guess it’s their alluring demeanor that makes most of us to fall head over heels in love with them.
In my answer, I’d like to say how this athletic dog has a very high energy, always ready to run, jump and play. Their playful and dynamic nature would make an ideal companion for active owners who enjoys outdoor activities.
Clean by nature, you won’t have the problem of putrid dog smell with Siberian Huskies.
And, of course, the fact that they require less food compared to other dog breeds cannot be ignored.
However, along with your heart and soul, they might also rob your peace of mind.
It is not only my belief, but if you take a closer look at studies and news reports, you’d easily find that Siberian Huskies can prove to be more dangerous than expected.
An extensive study conducted by a firm based in Philadelphia showed that Siberian huskies are behind at least 15 mauling deaths between 1979 and 1998.
Too outdated information, you say?
Well, another recent study in the US found that Siberian Huskies were responsible for 3% of deaths caused by dogs.
My take on it would be that even if this dog is not aggressive by nature, who do you think would be responsible if it knocks your child over and cause any sort of injury.
#3. French Bulldog
When it comes to iconic dog appearance, I’d say the award goes to French Bulldogs.
The compact and muscular dog breed is the result of a cross between Toy Bulldogs and local ratters from Paris.
It’s true that their popularity is rising day by day, but the question is: are they meant for your home?
See, if you’ve got toddlers around, I do not recommend French Bulldogs.
Not because they snore like a lawnmower. But more because they are prone to all kinds of diseases and health conditions.
Do you know some other dog breeds that are not appropriate for the home environment?