The best and worst dog breeds according to a vet: why owners should go for mutts over poodle-mixes

A veterinarian has revealed the five dog breeds she would and wouldn’t own – and her list may surprise you.

Dr Whitney Terrell, from Alabama, caused a stir online after sharing her least-favorite types of dogs in a viral TikTok video with the popular Goldendoodle or ‘oodle’ breeds topping her list of least favorite breeds.

She said German shepherds shouldn’t be owned without proper training and did not rate short-snouted pooches like French bulldogs, pugs and shih tzus.

The animal doctor also shared her most-liked dogs including golden retrievers, mixed-breed pups and basset hounds.

Scroll down for video

American vet Dr Terrell has shared her top five best and worst dog breeds in a viral TikTok clip dividing viewers

American vet Dr Terrell has shared her top five best and worst dog breeds in a viral TikTok clip dividing viewers

The animal doctor caused a stir after sharing her least-favorite types of dogs based on her veterinary experience with the popular Goldendoodle or 'oodle' breeds topping her list

The animal doctor caused a stir after sharing her least-favorite types of dogs based on her veterinary experience with the popular Goldendoodle or ‘oodle’ breeds topping her list

Dr Terrell said while some poodle-cross dogs are ‘super sweet’, they ‘can’t sit still’ and are prone to a string of health conditions.

Dr. Whit’s top five least-favorite dog breeds

1. Goldendoodles and poodle mixes

2. German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois

3. Brachycephalic or short-snouted dogs like French bulldogs, pugs, Boston terriers and shih tzus

4. Chihuahuas

5. Chinese crested and hairless dogs

‘A lot of them are crazy, crazy hyper can’t sit still for two seconds. We’ve had some really aggressive ones as well,’ she said.

‘Ear infections out the wazoo, so expensive grooming, they are mixed breed. Too high maintenance for me.’

Coming in at number two on Dr Terrell’s list was a German shepherd or Belgian malinois she said can be aggressive if not trained properly.

‘They have the potential to be really great dogs, good police dogs, good rescue types scenarios but 95 per cent of the ones that we see in clinic want to bite your face off because they’re not properly trained,’ she said.

Any breed that is brachycephalic, meaning they have shortened or ‘squished’ snouts, like pugs, Boston terriers, French bulldogs or shih tzus did not come recommended by the American vet.

‘Some of them are so cute and so sweet but they can’t breathe, literally cannot breathe,’ she said.

‘They snore, I’ve already got a husband that snores, I don’t need anything else. Skin fold dermatitis, allergies, yeasty, smelly, gassy, ​​it’s a no from me.’

Dr Terrell said she doesn’t like chihuahuas which she called ‘ankle biters’ as well as Chinese crested or hairless dogs.

Coming in at number two on Dr Terrell's list was a German shepherd (pictured) or Belgian malinois she said can be aggressive if not trained properly

Dr Terrell said she doesn't like chihuahuas (pictured) which she called 'ankle biters' as well as Chinese crested or hairless dogs

Dr Terrell’s list also included German shepherds (pictured) or Belgian malinois she said can be aggressive if not trained properly as well as chihuahuas which she called ‘ankle biters’

‘Not my cup of tea: afraid I’m going to step on them, will more than likely be bit if I had one, they’re usually a one person dog,’ she said of chihuahuas.

Poll

What is your favorite dog breed?

  • basset hound 4 votes
  • Mixed-breed or mutt 9 votes
  • Golden retriever 13 votes
  • german shorthair pointer 2 votes
  • Great Pyrenees 1 votes

‘I don’t really like hairless animals, they’re zitty, they’re kind of greasy, same with cats – kind of feel like a ball sack – no from me.’

The clip racked up 8.3million views and some of the doctor’s dog-breed opinions angered animal-lovers in the comments with many disagreeing with her hot takes.

‘I can’t believe the golden doodle is your #1! I’m shocked! I’ve had a ton of dogs in my lifetime. This is the best dog ever and best family dog,’ one viewer wrote.

‘Goldendoodle is literally the best dog I’ve ever owned and ever been around. Literally like a human and ridiculously smart and sweet. Byeeee,’ said another.

‘I grew up with only German shepherds and they were the best dogs,’ replied a third while a fourth commented: ‘My chihuahua is the sweetest boy ever’.

However not everyone was upset with Dr Whit’s controversial opinions.

‘Doodles, most expensive mutts in the world… agree with you from a fellow vet!’ one woman responded.

In a follow up clip, the animal doctor also shared her most-liked dogs including golden retrievers, mixed-breed pups and even basset hounds

She said golden retrievers make the perfect family pet because of their calm temperament

In a follow up clip, the animal doctor also shared her most-liked dogs including golden retrievers, mixed-breed pups and even basset hounds

‘FACTS. Sorry doodle owners, your dogs are NOT the best dogs,’ a second asserted.

In a follow up clip, Dr Terrell shared the top five dog breeds she would get with the basset hound or any type of hound coming in at number one.

Dr Terrell owns a basset hound herself and said despite being ‘smelly, loud and have ear, back and weight problems’ they are the ‘best’ pets.

‘I love them they’re so sweet. Mine is the best dog ever he comes to work with me every day,’ she said.

She also recommended getting a mixed-breed or mutt dog as they have fewer underlying health issues as well as golden retrievers as their calm temperament makes them a great family pet.

Veterinarian Dr. Terrell’s top five favorite dog breeds

1. Basset Hound and any kind of hound

‘They’re smelly, they have a really deep loud bark, they can have ear, back, weight problems.

They can sometimes be a little crotchety at the vet but I love them, they’re so sweet. Mine is the best dog ever he comes to work with me every day.’

2. Mutt/mixed breed/strays

‘For number two, I don’t have a picture because it is a mutt, they can look like anything. They are fantastic dogs.

They usually don’t have as many genetic or hereditary problems like pure breeds do. They are thankful they have a home. Highly recommend a mutt.’

3. Golden retriever

‘Love this breed, they are so beautiful, so kind great family dog, this is a good first dog, especially for families. Good temperament, easy to train, love them.’

4. German shorthair pointer

‘These are beautiful super athletic happy dogs. I honestly can’t think of one I have seen that was not happy.

Definitely high energy though, you do not want to own these if you are sedentary, if you do not like adventure, if you do not like taking them for walks every day.

These are athletic dogs, they need to be exercised or they will destroy stuff. Love them, great dogs beautiful dogs.’

5. Great Pyrenees

‘They don’t necessarily do great at the vet typically because they are herding dogs. They are out there with the goats, sheep, farm animals, if they’re actually doing a job so a lot of them aren’t used to being inside or around people.

They’re not necessarily the best at the vet but I love them I’ve had several, they’ve been the best dogs, I love them so much.’

Source: dr.terrellpetvet/TikTok

For number two, I don’t have a picture because it is a mutt, they can look like anything. They are fantastic dogs,’ she said.

‘They usually don’t have as many genetic or hereditary problems like pure breeds do. They are thankful they have a home.’

At number four was the German shorthair pointer and in at five was the Great Pyrenees.

‘These are beautiful super athletic happy dogs. I honestly can’t think of one I have seen that was not happy,’ she said about German shorthair pointers.

‘Definitely high energy though, you do not want to own these if you are sedentary, if you do not like adventure, if you do not like taking them for walks every day.’

.

Related Articles

The Fine Art of Blowing Up Pipelines in a Post-Truth Era

I've always found conspiracy theories to be fascinating, not just individually, but as a concept in and of itself. I spent the darker...

‘Black Adam’ Post-Credit Scene Videos Leaked From Global Premiere Are Taken Down by Twitter

After Warner Bros.' global premiere of the DC superhero movie “Black Adam” in New York, footage of the film's post-credit scene leaked onto...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

0FansLike
0FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

The Fine Art of Blowing Up Pipelines in a Post-Truth Era

I've always found conspiracy theories to be fascinating, not just individually, but as a concept in and of itself. I spent the darker...

‘Black Adam’ Post-Credit Scene Videos Leaked From Global Premiere Are Taken Down by Twitter

After Warner Bros.' global premiere of the DC superhero movie “Black Adam” in New York, footage of the film's post-credit scene leaked onto...

Best comedy podcasts for kids

We've rounded up comedy...

Vegan Dog Food: Vet-Recommended Brands And What Pet Parents Should Know – DodoWell

With vegan and vegetarian diets becoming more and more popular, some pet parents who've made the leap are wondering if their dogs can also...