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Who is Whitney Terrell? The vet’s TikTok advice on the 5 best dog breeds to NEVER own as pets go viral

FLORENCE, ALABAMA: Dr. Whitney Terrell, in a viral TikTok video, revealed the five dog breeds she would happily own and five she would never own. In the video posted on Sunday, August 7, the vet said the popular Goldendoodle or “oodle” breeds were her least favorite. She added that German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois should not be brought home without a proper training program in place – the pet owner must invest time and resources into these breeds. The list also included his most beloved dogs, including golden retrievers, mixed-breed puppies and basset hounds.


She said any breeds that are brachycephalic, meaning they have a shortened or “squished” muzzle, such as pugs, Boston terriers, French bulldogs or Shih Tzus, are not recommended. She recommends getting a mixed-breed dog or a pooch because they have fewer underlying health issues as well as golden retrievers because their calm temperament makes them great pets.



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Here are the TOP FIVE of Dr. Terrell’s “least favorite” dog breeds:

1. Goldendoodles and Poodles Mixes

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“Some of these dogs are really nice, but a lot of them are crazy, hyper crazy, can’t sit still for two seconds. We’ve also had some really aggressive ones. Out of the ordinary ear infections, such expensive grooming, they are mixed breed. Too high maintenance for me,” Dr. Terrell said.


2. German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois

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“They have the potential to be very good dogs, good police dogs and good in rescue scenarios, but 95% of the ones we see at the clinic want to bite your face off because they’re not properly trained. I know I would I can’t train them properly because I don’t have time If you are considering getting one of these dogs don’t do it lightly as they need a lot of training. training, a lot of attention,” said the doctor.


3. Brachycephalic or Short-Muzzled Dogs

A French Bulldog, the 6th most popular breed of 2016, is shown at the American Kennel Club Reveals Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2016 at AKC Canine Retreat on March 21, 2017 in New York City.
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Some popular breeds with short muzzles are French Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers, and Shih Tzus. “Some of them are so cute and so soft but they can’t breathe, literally can’t breathe. They snore, I already have a snoring husband, I don’t need anything else. Skin dermatitis skin folds, allergies, yeast, smelly, gassy, ​​that’s a no from me,” the vet said.


4. Chihuahuas

A chihuahua puppy poses at Pucchin Dog's shop July 11, 2007 in Akita prefecture, Japan.  The Chihuahua was born with a perfect heart-shaped mark on its back.  Store owner Emiko Sakurada has no plans to sell the puppy, which has been named
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“It’s not my cup of tea. I’m afraid to step on it, I’d more than likely be bitten if I had one. It’s usually a one person dog. We have a few that are super nice, the rest of them are biting their ankles,” she said.


5. Chinese Crested Hairless Dogs

An owner and his dog of the 'Chinese Crested' breed during a competition at the 2018 Dog and Cat (Hund und Katze) pet fair at the Leipziger Messe exhibition halls on August 26, 2018 in Leipzig, Germany. Germany.  The weekend fair brings together dog and cat lovers from across the country for beauty and skill contests, as well as exhibitors showcasing the latest in pet food, toys and accessories. company.
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“The dogs are fine. I don’t like hairless animals. They’re skittish, they’re a bit fat, like cats. That’s no from me,” she said.


Dr. Terrell also shared his most beloved dogs, including golden retrievers, mixed-breed puppies and even basset hounds. “Facts, sorry doodle owners, your dogs aren’t the best dogs!” said the vet.

Dr. Terrell’s FIVE “favorite” dog breeds are:

1. Basset Hound or any breed of dog

A basset hound leans against an information table during the annual Great American Basset Waddle May 18, 2003 in Birmingham, Michigan.  More than 300 bassets took part in the event, which aims to raise funds to help abandoned bassets and find new homes for them.
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“They smell bad, they bark very loudly, they can have ear problems, back problems, weight problems. They can be a bit grumpy at the vet sometimes but I love them. They are so sweet. Mine is the best dog He comes to work with me every day,” Dr. Terrell said.

2. Mutt/Mixed Breed/Strays

A border collie mix dog frolics in the packed snow on January 27, 2015 in Old Bethpage.  New York.  The Long Island area received between twelve and thirty inches of snowfall Tuesday night at noon from winter storm Juno.
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“For number two I don’t have a photo because he’s a dog – they can look like anything. They’re fantastic dogs. They don’t usually have as many genetic or hereditary issues as the purebreds. They’re grateful to have a home. Highly recommend a mutt,” the doctor said.

3. Golden retriever

A Golden Retriever attends the American Kennel Club Presents The Nation's Most Popular Breeds Of 2015 at AKC Headquarters on February 22, 2016 in New York City.
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“I love this breed, they are so beautiful, so nice, great family dog, a good first dog, especially for families. Good temperament, easy to train, I love them,” the doctor said.

4. German Shorthaired Pointer

CJ, the German Shorthaired Pointer and winner of the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club winner visits the One World Observatory at One World Trade Center on February 17, 2016 in New York City.
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“They are beautiful, super athletic, happy dogs. I honestly can’t think of a single one I’ve seen that wasn’t happy. Really high energy though – you don’t want to own them if you’re sedentary , if you don’t like adventure, if you don’t like walking them every day. They are athletic dogs, they need exercise or they will destroy things. Love them, big dogs, beautiful dogs,” she said.


5. The Great Pyrenees

Connor the Great Pyrenees gets a bath during the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Piers 92/94 on February 11, 2019 in New York City.
Connor of the Great Pyrenees receives a bath during the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Piers 92/94 on February 11, 2019 in New York City (Getty Images)

“They’re herding dogs. They’re out there with the goats, the sheep, the farm animals, if they’re actually doing a job then a lot of them aren’t used to being indoors. or around people. They’re not necessarily the best at the vet but I love them. I’ve had several. They’ve been the best dogs, I love them so much,” the vet said.