10 High-Maintenance Dog Breeds

Belgian Malinois You'll be able to tell how intelligent and driven Belgian Malinois are if you've ever seen them in obedience training, search and rescue, and police work. A Mali needs a special kind of home. They can become stressed and bored if they don't have the chance to exercise their drive. 

Puli  The Puli is a very distinctive dog. Its unique double coat forms into strands resembling dreadlocks. The dog's grooming routine is quite complicated because of this. This is not the right dog for you unless you are willing to spend a lot of time maintaining and separating the cords.

Greyhound Greyhounds are affectionate, easy-going companions. If you are considering greyhounds, one thing to keep in mind is their strong prey drive. These dogs love to chase animals on walks. They might not be able live with small furry pets in their home.

Border Collie Although border collies are great at herding, their inherent drive can sometimes lead to problems. They may chase down cars and bikes or pursue family members. It is a great way for them to harness their instincts and release some of their immense mental and physical energy.

Siberian Husky Siberian Huskies are high-intensity, high endurance dogs that were bred to pull sleds across harsh Arctic tundra. They have an instinctive urge to run and can be unpredictable when it comes time to recall off the leash.

Beagle Beagles are vocal dogs. Their distinctive baying howl was bred to alert humans to the sight or scent of their quarry. A few beagles may also vocalize just for the fun of it. It takes very little to start a flurry of howls and yelps or barks.

Akita Large Japanese Akitas are known for their bravery, loyalty, and protection. Akitas are often wary of strangers and can even be aggressive towards other dogs. Training and early socialization are crucial to ensure that Akitas get along with guests and other dogs.

Bulldog Bulldogs have been bred with a more square appearance over the years. Their faces are flatter and have more wrinkles. The breed has suffered from selective breeding to improve its appearance. Bulldogs can suffer from health issues such as breathing problems, overheating and eye disorders.

Chow Chow Chow chows are calm, loyal and loving dogs that can be bonded with their families. However, they are not suitable for new dog owners. Chows are known for their independence and strength-willed nature. They can also be reactive towards other dogs. Chows can be difficult to train because of this.

Jack Russell Terrier Jack Russell Terriers are spunky and intelligent, with a lot of energy and intelligence. Their terrier characteristics can make them difficult to train. Their reputation as champion vermin catchers means they have a high prey drive and love to dig. It is important to work on recall training.