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In the News: High Maintenance Dog Breeds

Scooter the Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is one of the most high-maintenance breeds, says one article. (Photo courtesy Yorkie Rescue)

I’ve always been told I have a high-maintenance dog. Most of that comes from her health, since she has had health problems for years, requiring daily medication, a special diet, and a variety of food and play restrictions. She is also pretty needy and quite the diva. But I love her to pieces and would do what I do and more to make her happy and healthy.

Yahoo Shine recently put together a list of the top 10 high maintenance dog breeds. My dog’s breed (Italian Greyhound) didn’t make the list but I thought it would be fun to share with you the breeds that did – and then you can let me know if you agree. These breeds were based on energy level, grooming requirements, and attention span. These breeds were not ranked in order of maintenance, just in alphabetical order.

  1. Australian Shepherd
  2. King Charles Cavalier Spaniel
  3. Border Collie
  4. Brussels Griffon
  5. Cocker Spaniel
  6. German Shorthaired Pointer
  7. Jack Russell Terrier
  8. Poodle
  9. Labrador
  10. Yorkshire Terrier

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About Heather @FamilyAndFur

Heather Kalinowski lives in the Seattle area with her husband, newborn son, and two rescued pups – an Italian Greyhound named Ava and a Spaniel mix named Jackson. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her family, and volunteering with Italian Greyhound Rescue. Google+

One Response to In the News: High Maintenance Dog Breeds

  1. Joanne says:

    Talk about high maintenance. My Kerry BLue Terrier is that and more. she is the absolute love of our lives. Smart, funny protective and beautiful
    We don’t go out with out someone saying how beautiful she is (inside and out) The grooming, the walks, the training etc. But it is all worth it. We cannot imagine our lives with out her.

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