Top 7 High-Maintenance Dog Breeds

Afghan Hounds have a beautiful coat that requires regular grooming to prevent matting. Their independent nature may also need extra training and socialization.

Afghan Hound

Pekingese dogs have long, flowing fur that needs daily brushing. Their short noses can lead to respiratory issues, and they may require special care.


English Bulldogs can be prone to various health issues, including skin folds that require cleaning and care. They may also need special attention to their diet.

English Bulldog

Shih Tzus have a luxurious coat that demands regular grooming. Their eyes are prone to tearing, which means daily cleaning and attention.

Shih Tzu

Chow Chows have a thick, double coat that needs brushing to prevent matting. Their aloof nature may require early socialization and training.

Chow Chow

Irish Wolfhounds are giant dogs with specific dietary and exercise needs. Their large size and short lifespan make them high-maintenance pets.

Irish Wolfhound

Saint Bernards require special attention due to their size and propensity for drooling. Their heavy coats need regular grooming and care.

Saint Bernard

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