10 Most Difficult Dogs to Raise

There is no doubt in loyalty, love and care of a dog as a pet and a family friend but there are some breeds of dogs who are not easy to raise. It is said that “Raising puppy is like a raising a child. Every single interaction is a training opportunity.” It is not always true. Some people thing that it’s not the dogs breed but the poor training which results in difficulty. Some dog breeds are really stubborn for mountain-rescue, dragging sleds or hunting large games. If you are a training a dog for the first time, be careful in choosing from the following dog breeds that are difficult to train.

1. Rottweiler

This dog breed can be regarded as medium-to-large or large with weight up to 50-60 kg. Their height can be 24-27 inches. They were used to herd livestock and cart pulling. They are now used as search and rescue dogs adn as guide dogs for blinds. Rottweilers are rugged dog with great intelligence and guarding instincts but at the same time quite intimidating not only because of their strength and size but also their requirement to know precisely who is in charge. They can disappoint you if you are not a clear, controlling leader.

2. West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier is a Scottish breed with white fluffy coat. They are also known as Westie or Westy. They can be up to 6.8–9.1 kg heavy with 8-9 inches height. These charming and cute dogs can be difficult to raise because they pose while house training. They don’t endure rough-hands Westies love to chase things and are generally good with children but don’t endure rough-handling and are very spontaneous if hurt. They can be effectively trained if a period of confinement is introduced when they are first taken.

3. Afghan Hound

Thick, fine, silky coated Afghan Hound with its ring curled tail was selectively bred in the cold mountains of Afghanistan. They are 24-29 inches high, weighing 20–27 kg. This dog is liked because of its unique features. They are challenging to train because they tend to do what they want and when they want. Their personality is oftently compared with cats. They ignore instructions of their trainer and don’t like punctuality very much.

4. Shar-Pei

Originated from China, Shar-Pei is well known for its deep wrinkled skin and blue black tongue. They can be 25-29 kg in weight and 18- 22 inches in height. These dogs are not commonly protective. The owners have to pin them back, so they cannot attack visitors and other animal. The other problem with this breed is that due to their wrinkled skin like a bunch of towel, they are vulnerable to infections. Their folding skin can develops chronic eye and other skin issues.

5. American Pit Bull

The American Pit Bull dog is a short haired with well-defined muscle structure. This medium sized intelligent breed can be 6-8 inches high, weighing 11-16 kg. This dog breed was responsible for more fatal dog bites than any other dog according to a study done in 2009. They are difficult to raise because of the challenge to overcome the disgrace that surrounds the American Pit Bull. If carefully trained, this grumpy breed can be a fully socialized and family-friendly pet.

6. Mastiff

This massive breed of dog is known to be obstinate. The standard height of Mastiff is about 30 inches and weight up to and 72-90 kg. Besides the fact that they are bulky and bigger, these dogs are often sensitive, which results in trouble while training these dogs. Sometimes they just don’t listen when called. Use a sweet voice when trying to train these dogs.

7. Siberian Husky

This is a beautiful, friendly, good tempered and very energetic breed of dogs weighing 20-27 kg and 21-24 inches high. The ancestors of Siberian Husky lived in extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic. Siberian Huskys are working dogs and need hard task to use stored energy. If their energy is not given a passage, they can tear up your furniture. A poor trained Husky has natural predatory tendency, which is a serious problem for any smaller pets you keep in your house.

8. German Shepherd

The working dogs bred to herd sheep, playing roles in search-and-rescue, guiding for the blind and police and military assistance, German shepherd is very intelligent dog. They can be 30–40 kg heavy with 24–26 inches height. This breed behaves sometimes very intelligently which often leads to attack his owner. Sadly, German Shepherds are prone to health disorders such as hip dysplasia and neurological disorders.

9. Akita

This breed originates from northern region of Japan weighing up to 34-50 kg with 26–28 inches height. They don’t like to be walked o a harness. Akitas were used to hunt bears, elk and boars, so it’s not strange for this breed to activate its hunter intuition. They require a lot of time and attention for training.
Akitas are not suitable for the owners who have mobility issues because they need at least 30 minutes of fast-paced walking every day.

10. Weimaraner

Weimaraner also known as grey ghost, was originally bred for hunting in the early 19th century. They may be 32–37 kg heavy with 25–27 inches height. They are very sensitive dogs and don’t like to be left alone. They feel anxiety when separated from their owners. If poorly trained Weimaraner threats the other small animals in the neighborhood. They are notorious in training but if you are looking for a dog to take on long camping and hiking trips, Weimaraner is the Best option for you.

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