If you are looking to get a new dog there are literally hundreds of different breeds to choose from and each have their own singular look, specific purpose and distinctive personality traits.
Many first time dog seekers think they are sure about a particular breed of dog, but oftentimes discover that their dog which first looked like the perfect choice turns out to be too much for them to handle in the long run. This is the reason why most dog trainers recommend people to keep away from specific dog breeds.
There are many breeds that are becoming top choices for many first time dog owners just for their looks, but unfortunately most of them end up in shelters once their first time owners realize they are unable to handle them.
Following is a list of 15 breeds that might look like the perfect choice for you but you should probably stay away from.
#1: Dutch Shepherd
This is another popular working dog, especially in military and police, and has many traits very similar to the Belgian Malinois.
So, they too need constant activity and without sufficient work they will turn out to be not just uncooperative but also violent and hard to control.
#2: Belgian Malinois
The Belgian Malinois shot to fame when it was broadcasted that this breed played a role in bringing down Osama Bin Laden. This breed is in fact the most adaptable and multitalented police dog, but it’s a fact that this is a working dog and so needs some job to expend its boundless energy.
Belgian Melinois is most often specifically bred for the purpose of protection and moreover their passion, power and aggressive traits make this breed a not so wise choice for those looking for a pet.
#3: Border Collie
This breed is becoming very popular as a pet mainly because of its reputation as a working dog. Border Collies are very clever and require constant work to keep them occupied.
This breed can turn out some amazing tricks, but at the same time they have to be out in the field herding, undergoing aggressive training or working through agility classes to remain content.
Though Border Collies might look small their passion and power can be too much for the expectations of an average dog owner.
#4: Patterdale Terrier
Patterdale Terriers are fast rising in popularity in the terrier hunting category and even though they have a few similar traits with other breed of pet terriers, this particular breed of dogs are very aggressive and forceful.
They may look small, but they are specifically bred as working dogs and are most likely to become a burden when handled by novice dog owners.