Top 10 misunderstood dog breeds

August 27 01:04 2014
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August 26 is National Dog day! So today is the day to celebrate man’s best friend! If you have your own canine, take them for an extra-long walk or give them some table scraps. Dogs are simple creatures and it doesn’t take much to please your loyal buddy.

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes. There are dog breeds that come from all over the world. In short, all dogs are unique. If you are looking for a dog be sure to do your research before adopting. Every dog is possible to train but some take more time than others. If you have a big family with young children, buying a full grown Pit bull terrier may not be the best idea. However, that doesn’t mean Pit bulls are impossible to train altogether which is what most people believe.

Just like with other people, we judge and stereotype certain dog breeds. If you are willing to train any dog and put in the time to raise them, you will have the most reliable partner. Your dog becomes a part of the family so it’s important to raise them like you would a human child.

Here is a list of the dog breeds that are misunderstood in some way. All of our canine friends deserve to be loved so if you are thinking of adopting, look up your local Animal Rescue League or Humane Society today!

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10. Chow chow

These fluffy guys will need a lot of grooming care. Like most of these dog breeds, to raise the Chow around children it is best to raise them from a puppy. They can be great family dogs and their signature blue tongues make them stand out from other dog breeds.

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9. Doberman pinscher

The Doberman pinscher looks scary with its pointy ears and snot but they can be quite the opposite. These skinny dogs can make great guard dogs. There is also the miniature pinscher which is the same dog but a smaller size.

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8. Siberian husky

It’s easy to see what is misunderstood with this breed. Husky’s look very much like their ancestor, the wolf. However, these dogs can be trained to be very loyal and are known for being sled dogs. Be careful with these dogs, however, their beautiful blue eyes can develop major eye problems.

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7. Great Dane

These are one of the tallest (if not the tallest) dog breed making these guys look like a threat. In reality, they are nothing more but giant teddy bears. On their hind legs, they can be as tall as a human and can make a great dance partner.

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6. Boxer

When talking about people, a boxer is someone who fights others in a ring. Like the human, Boxers can be trained too and will make you feel safe as they can become trusted guard dogs. They are loving dogs that can be great around kids despite what you may think.

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5. Rottweiler

Rottweilers will make the perfect guard dog and are my personal favorite. These dogs will be loyal to the end. They have short fur which means easy grooming and they can be raised to love children. Triumph the Insult Comic Dog puppet on Conan O’Brien’s shows, is a Rottweiler.

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4. Poodles

These dogs don’t look scary but they are still misunderstood for their looks. Poodles are big show dogs and can be seen with many different haircuts. They are, for a lack of a better term, a dog with class. That doesn’t mean, however, that they can’t be good dogs. While they may not be the best choice for those with children, they do make wonderful companions like any other dog.

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3. American bulldog

The English bulldog is the cute, small dog with all the slobber and a funny stance. The American Bulldog looks similar to the Pitbull. While they may not have the same features as their English brother, the American bulldog can still make a loving friend.

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2. German shepherd

Best known as the police dog, the German shepherd can be a threatening dog. However, these dogs can also be quite the opposite. Remember, the German shepherds that work for cops are trained to be that way and not all of them are criminal hunting machines.

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1. Pit bull

The Pit bull is the dog breed with a bad reputation. Known for being trained for dog fights, these dogs are the most misunderstood. However sometimes, the safest person is a person with a Pit bull. They can be playful and trustworthy just like every other dog on this list. They are proof that you can’t always believe a stereotype. Make sure you read up on the Pit bull or any of these dogs before making a final decision.

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