While all dogs need a lot of time, love and attention, some breeds constantly crave it!
Here are our Top 10 dog breeds that need a lot of attention!
#1 The Husky
Huskies are born to run. They need a lot of physical and mental stimulation in order to prevent them from getting stressed or anxious. Extremely loyal to their pet parents, they can sometimes even be a little possessive. Stubborn as a mule, they are most likely capable of getting your attention whatever the circumstance.
#2 The Border Collie
Dog lovers have nicknamed this breed the 'canine Einstein'. Border Collies who don't receive enough physical, intellectual or emotional stimulation can develop behavioural problems. This energetic breed will most likely want more than a simple daily jog - they need a lot of attention from their owner as well as enough daily exercise in order to keep them satisfied.
#3 The Pug
The Pug, with its adorable little face and corkscrew tail, is loved all over the world. Though they seem to be happy sleeping all Sunday afternoon watching telly with you, they can also be very stubborn and naughty from time to time. They often have hearing, respiratory and gastro-intestinal problems. Be sure to give them lots of love and cuddles!
#4 The Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkie is small but powerful. They may look like a fragile little toy, but in reality they are little balls of energy! Without proper training, the Yorkshire can develop 'small dog syndrome' which means that they become possessive and protective over their family. They also need to be groomed often in order to keep their fur silky smooth.
#5 The English Bulldog
These big, gentle softies tend to want to go everywhere with their family. If you explore YouTube, you'll notice that they have a talent for activities generally reserved for humans such as skating or even surfing! On the other hand, Bulldogs can be so attached to their owners that they can suffer from anxiety when they are separated from their family or often at home alone.
#6 The Jack Russel
The Jack Russell is a breed that brims over with energy, they love to run around as well as jump, hunt and play. With their natural hunting instincts, they aren't made for living with other small animals, such as hamsters or gerbils for example. Their exuberance can lead to naughtiness, but despite this they are very loving and affectionate pets.
#7 The Dalmatian
The Dalmatian is a breed that is definitely not known to be a couch potato. These are dogs that need to run, and they prefer to do so with their pet parents. A Dalmatian that doesn't get enough exercise or doesn't spend enough time with their pet parents can develop destructive tendencies. In order to prevent this, you can run, hike or ride your bike with your Dalmatian.
#8 The Labrador Retriever
The Labrador is one of the most loved dog breeds in the US and Canada. They are adorable and get along great with children, love going out and are extremely loyal. Their behaviour is often compared to that of a puppy but that's why we love them! They love cuddles and want a lot of TLC from their pet parents.
#9 The King Charles Cavalier Spaniel
The King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, nicknamed the 'canine cuddle sponge', are dogs that need a lot of attention from their pet parents. They adapt easily to different lifestyles, as long as they are in contact with their family.
#10 The Schipperke
You may not be familiar with this breed. They are generally nicknamed 'little black devils' although they are very cute and make great pets. Don't be fooled by their size, they are brimming with energy and are often very protective of their humans. The Schipperke is a very intelligent and curious dog and needs a loving and attentive home. Lots of exercise will help them channel their energy.
Does your dog need a lot of attention?