Owning a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences that generates a sense of being unconditionally loved and appreciated. In order for a dog breed to thrive in a specific environment, potential dog owners need to be well informed of the breed’s needs and shortcomings.
Although we were reluctant to categorize any breed as “difficult” or “to be avoided”, the following list serves as a reminder of some of the breeds that require more time, attention and effort from their owners to reach their full potential and develop into elegant, loving companions.
On the other hand, they require lots of exercise and are not the best breed for individuals who would rather spend their free time in front of a TV or enjoying a quiet movie night.
Weimaraners are very proud and sometimes even arrogant dogs, so their owners must be strict, firm and experienced with difficult breeds.
These dogs do better in the countryside than in a bustling city with little open green space where they can run around for hours on end, so individuals living in smaller apartments in downtown areas are advised to look for smaller breeds that are happy to lounge on the couch by their owner’s side.