Dogs truly are man’s best friend, so it makes sense that pet owners would get defensive if told that their four-legged friend is one of the worst dog breeds to own.
A woman on TikTok has sparked a debate after listing the five dog breeds she would never own after working in the pet industry. The video, which received over seven million views on the platform, had many dog owners defending their specific breed of dog in the comments, while others agreed with his controversial views.
The TikToker, who goes by @chilicheesechelsea online, captioned his video with a disclaimer: “Love these breeds but don’t want to own one. Don’t come for me doodle moms… THIS IS JUST MY OPINION!!!! (And a joke, I have a chihuahua lol)”
She started her list of the five worst dog breeds to own with none other than a Husky. According to the American Kennel Club, Siberian Huskies are a thick-coated Nordic breed developed to work in packs, which makes them get along well with other dogs. Huskies have both an undercoat and guard hair, which means they should be brushed weekly to help keep the double coat in good condition. However, this former pet industry worker had another reason for not wanting to own this wolf-like dog.
“Completely out of balance and still screaming,” she said. And she wasn’t the only person to agree that huskies tend to be loud animals.
A woman has explained that she didn’t understand ‘hatred of huskys’ until she house-sat a friend with the dog breed. “That damn dog used to sing his people’s song to me at 5 a.m. every day,” she said.
Next on the list of the five worst dog breeds to own was a German Shepherd, which this TikToker cited as “always the most anxious and WHY.”
German Shepherds (GSDs) are natural watchdogs, but it’s this trait that also makes them anxious. A blog for German Shepherd owners suggests that anxiety is an adaptive and evolutionary trait for these dogs, stemming from their need to be alert and cautious of their surroundings.
“I can confirm that my GSD is anxious even after lots of professional training,” one TikTok user commented.
The third dog breed on his list of hard-to-own pets was a Samoyed due to their “incessant barking” and being the “fun police.” Samoyeds are known for their all-white fur coat and infectious energy. They are playful dogs, which means they tend to bark quite often. However, this was not the case for some TikTokers who claimed that their Samoyed “never barks” but “howls sometimes”.
She then added “literally ANY doodle mix” to her list of least favorite dog breeds to own because pet owners “don’t know how to manage their energy,” making them “demons uncontrollable”. Plus, the doodle mix dog breeds she’s worked with in the past were “always MATTED,” she said.
Doodle dogs are mixes between a poodle and any other breed of dog. This year, Poodles were ranked in the top five most popular dog breeds in the United States, for the first time since 1997. Labradoodles and Goldendoodles are among the most popular doodle mixes due to their loss low or zero. But because doodles are a mixed breed, it’s impossible to predict how their coat will turn out, leading to matted fur if not cared for properly.
Many doodle owners took offense to their pet being ranked as one of their least favorite breeds.
“Doodles are literally the sweetest and best dogs ever,” one user said.
“My doodle is the best dog I’ve ever owned,” another person said.
“Our doodle is literally one of the best dogs I’ve ever had,” wrote a third user. “As long as you take care of them, they are literally the sweetest dogs ever.”
It also seemed like his opinion on the doodles might not have been so controversial after all.
“I love the doodle slander,” one person said, while another user wrote, “I’m so over the doodle phase.”
“I completely agree with you on DOODLES,” one TikToker commented. “They’re the worst! As a dog walker, they were the worst to walk. I’m glad someone said that.
The last dog breed to be named number five on its list of the worst dog breeds to own wasn’t necessarily a breed of dog, but any type of “small white dog with crusty eyes” to be “little ankle biters.” crispy”. This type of dog, especially a Maltese or a Shih Tzu, has been the subject of a number of viral memes over the years.