Beautiful dogs you can’t have – the best breeds that shouldn’t be kept at home

Everyone knows that dogs are the best friends of men (or women). They are famous for their loyalty and dedication to their human masters, filling us with love and neglected kisses as soon as we return home.

Owning a dog is a great responsibility because they need a lot of care and affection, and they are very sensitive to their environment. But some dogs are so special that even with the best will in the world, they are simply not adapted to life in a human home.

Read on to find out the main breeds of dogs that should not be kept at home.

Chow Chow

This breed of dog may look incredibly cute and fluffy, but make no mistake – they can actually be quite aggressive. Despite their adorable exterior appearance, the Chow Chows are super territorial and can be very threatening to someone who invades what they consider their space.

Even if the Chow Chow gets used to your (their) home, it will never be comfortable or docile with new people or new guests, and it will bark and throw itself at them. Think of the postman. It’s better to leave it as it is.

Siberian Husky

These dogs have such unique beauty and stature that they already look too foreign to fit into your home and your normal life. And that’s not completely unfounded – although they can be loyal and friendly, and good enough with kids, the Huskies tend to need more attention than the average owner can really give them.

If they are not stimulated enough, they may feel lonely or bored, and when they feel lonely or bored, they become destructive.

So if you leave this beautiful creature alone at home all day, you risk going back to a less than beautiful house…

French bulldog

The French bulldog is a sad example of an adorable dog bred for the pleasure of humans rather than for his own happiness, which means that years of inbreeding have left many of them with health problems.

In particular, French bulldogs may have breathing problems and have difficulty controlling their indoor temperature. They need to be kept in a cool environment, which the average household does not always provide.

French bulldogs also suffer from a terrible separation anxiety, which means that travelling with your pet can put him in danger of stress, overheating or even death.


Dalmatians have been a favourite subject since Dodie Smith’s classic novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians, published in 1956, and the film adaptations that followed. However, this beloved tale has in fact led to serious misconceptions about them, namely that they like to be kept in large groups.

Dalmatians can actually be quite difficult to control, in part because many of them have hearing problems, so they are often not aware when called or trained.

This makes them particularly difficult to manage in large groups and exposes them to abuse by frustrated owners or trainers.

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus are known to be locals, who like to be groomed, pampered and generally agitated. However, if they like to be indoors, it doesn’t mean they’re easy to treat.

Shih Tzus can often have many serious health problems, which means that caring for them can be quite expensive and difficult. If you don’t have the time (or money) to spend on them, they can really suffer, so think twice before bringing this beautiful dog home.

Australian Shepherd

The misnamed Australian shepherd is actually from the United States, and no one knows why or how he got his name.

What we do know about them, however, is that they need a huge amount of exercise – much more than the average dog. You have to take them out several times a day to allow them to run and let off steam a little.

If they don’t exercise enough, they can get a little crazy and hard to control – which is not fun for them or the owner.

Terrier Jack Russell

They are super full of energy and need a lot of outings, otherwise they may lose their heads a little and attack your furniture.

Nor do they always react as well to children, whose well-meaning caresses can often look a little more like slaps. A Jack Russell terrier, if he feels like he’s being attacked, will always defend himself – so you don’t want to risk him accidentally hurting someone.


These slender and contoured dogs are known to be incredibly fast runners. This also makes them quite difficult to keep at home, as they tend to run fairly frequent – and successful – errands to free themselves.

Although they may be loyal and affectionate, greyhounds are probably a breed that should not be kept at home. We’ll stick to admiring them from afar, unless you want to be known as that madman who chases his dog around the neighborhood – especially since you’ll probably never catch them.


These beautiful little dogs may seem like the perfect complement to your home, but in fact, they can often have trouble getting into the house.

First, these small dogs may tend to have many health problems, such as breathing difficulties and a propensity for disease.

In addition, they are not very good at stairs, which means they are very likely to fall and get hurt.

Their delicate nature also means that they are often at risk of injury when they are fondled by overzealous children.

Pit Bull

The infamous Pit Bull Terrier is a bit frowned upon – it is known to be quite aggressive and quite scary. There have been several cases where Pit Bulls have attacked other dogs and even humans, some of which have suffered fairly serious injuries.

Some loyal owners of Pit Bulls insist that this is an unfair stereotype and that those who have shown aggressive tendencies have simply been driven in this way – rather than being intrinsically linked to their personality.

Whatever the truth about this magnificent breed, there are places where it is simply forbidden to keep a Pit Bull Terrier at home.

Shar Pei

This fuzzy-faced beauty was actually originally raised as a watchdog.

Although it is now often used as a pet, the Shar-Pei has retained some of its initial watchdog tendencies, and can be very aggressive towards strangers or when it feels threatened.

This natural aggression tends to manifest itself as we age. Thus, if a Shar-Pei is trained from childhood to behave more kindly, he has a better chance of living in peace with others.

Anyone considering acquiring a Shar-Pei should therefore ensure that they adopt it as a puppy, and be prepared to devote the necessary hours to properly train it.

German Shepherd

This dog was originally bred, unsurprisingly, in Germany for sheep care. It is generally known to be a friendly and well-educated breed, but there have been cases where German shepherds have become aggressive and even attacked humans on occasion.

We suggest that you take a German Shepherd home only if you are willing to commit to training it properly, otherwise you and your family risk putting yourself and your family in danger.


This beautiful dog is really beautiful and athletic, but it can be incredibly difficult to train and keep under control.

In particular, he does not like to be locked in a paddock and can jump over the highest fences with great ease.

They are very loyal, but they tend to focus only on one person, which means it is difficult to create a bond between that dog and an entire family. They also tend to hunt other small animals.

The Basenji is therefore not a good option if you have a family, other pets or expandable fences.

Doberman Pinscher

Another type of dog originally bred to be a watchdog, the doberman pinscher is reputed to be both incredibly loyal and incredibly hard.

These dogs are great if you train them properly, and they will protect you and your home from intruders. However, don’t be surprised if this dog accidentally thinks you’re an intruder… we wouldn’t want to be in your shoes then.

A little less terrifying, they also tend to topple small children because they don’t realize their size and power.

Caucasian Ovcharka

These dogs look terrifying but are actually quite well behaved – with the right people.

Once trained and socialized, the Caucasian Ovcharka will create strong bonds with his master and family, but he will remain aggressive towards most foreigners – and even more so towards other dogs. It is not a dog to have in the house if you often have guests, especially not guests with their own animals.

They also tend to gain weight easily, which means you need to be prepared to take them regularly to exercise to keep them healthy.


Probably better known as a sausage dog or sausage dog, the dachshund is actually more aggressive than its endearing stature suggests.

It doesn’t really pose too big a threat because it’s so small, but it can also be quite dangerous for smaller or more vulnerable animals, or even small children.

Daschunds can learn to be friendly if they are well trained, but it takes time, work and a lot of commitment. They may still tend not to react well to strangers, or children, who can often be a little too vigorous.


The Tosa is the only breed of dog still used for legal dog fighting in Japan. They can be dangerous since they were bred to fight for many years.

Unfortunately, the primary goal of creating this breed is dog fighting. As a result, they are mistreated and their lives at home are horrible. It would not be a good idea to keep one, even if you could get one. They are big and powerful dogs and they are not meant to be kept inside.

Afghan running dog

This dog may look like a middle-aged bohemian dance teacher, but in fact it is one of the oldest breeds of dogs in the world. It is native to the Afghan mountains and is therefore built to withstand cold, rain and snow.

This dog is difficult to control because it needs a lot of exercise and is full of energy, but it also prefers to be indoors.

Have you ever taken a spirited, frolicking dog for a walk inside your own home? No? Of course not, that would be madness. And probably pretty messy.

Skye Terrier

This beautiful dog is native to Scotland, although it has unfortunately become an endangered species in its place of origin. It is more commonly found in the United States where it is now a popular competition dog.

This breed can be quite difficult to treat properly, because once an adult, it needs a lot of exercise. But, during her growth, too much exercise can be bad for her and hurt her bones.

Despite their cute appearance, these little men can actually be quite vicious – we know they kill other pets. Ouch!


These dogs, in addition to having a fantastic name, are usually bred like hunting dogs, which means they are generally strong, fast and can be aggressive when needed.

However, apart from their daily work, they are on the whole a very loving breed – in fact, some might say too loving.

The Weimeraner can actually become too dependent on its owner and suffer from a terrible separation anxiety – which, if one takes into account its size and strength, is a rather bad combination.

Be prepared to devote a lot of time and attention to this issue, otherwise you may go home and see your home and all your property destroyed.

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