Every dog is an individual and a dog’s behaviour will be influenced by the training that it receives. Nonetheless, it appears that some breeds of dog are naughtier than others! If you are thinking about welcoming a dog into your home it could pay to find out how naughty it might turn out to be. For owners challenged for time, a naughty dog could be hard to cope with and a busy owner is likely to exacerbate the mischievous ways of any pooch.
Canine Devastation Zones
We’ve all heard the stories about dogs, especially puppies, who regularly devastate their home. Chewed furniture, shredded bank notes and ruined shoes are common occurrences. These episodes could be amusing the first time they happen but the novelty soon wears off when you have no shoes left and your home looks like it has been hit by a tornado. So, which dogs are often the guilty parties?
The Naughtiest Breeds
A recent survey attempted to identify the naughtiest dogs. The results have now been published and most of the serious offenders will come as no surprise!
Here’s the top ten naughtiest breeds:
- Jack Russell
- Cocker Spaniel
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Border Collie
- Golden Retriever
- Labrador Retriever
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- German Shepherd
- Yorkshire Terrier
The survey also revealed that dogs called Max have tendency to be naughtiest pets of all. One wonders why that might be the case.
A third of dog owners have had to cancel plans because their dog has misbehaved. One in ten owners reported that that they have missed work as a result of their dog’s antics. Some poor people have even been forced to abandon holidays or weekends away. Two thirds of owners have admitted that their mutts have eaten something they shouldn’t and their impromptu snacks have included their owner’s dinner, important documents and batteries.
Four in ten people do not feel confident that they will return to an orderly home if they leave their
dog unattended and a quarter of dog owners have had furniture ruined by their pooch.
In spite of all this devastation, the resulting hassle and the expense, we always seem to forgive our naughty hounds! However, if you think that you might find shredded furniture less than amusing, choose your dog wisely!