Most High Maintenance Dog Breeds 

Require frequent brushing and professional grooming. Shed little but need haircuts.


Need lots of exercise and attention. Prone to deafness and urinary stones.


Very active herding dogs. Require constant physical and mental stimulation.

Australian Shepherds  

Energetic with intense herding instincts. Need stimulation and frequent exercise.

Border Collies

Independent but require high levels of activity. Prone to destructive behavior if bored.


Driven working dogs need experienced owners providing constant training.

Belgian Malinois  

Athletic, high-energy. Need substantial daily exercise and training.


Best Dog Breeds for Protection and Home Safety