I’m a vet – here are the five dog breeds I wouldn’t buy and why
A vet has revealed the five dog breeds she personally wouldn’t buy and the reasons behind them.
Cat, from the UK, posted at TikTok — which got over 450,000 views — about which pets she wouldn’t decide to care for.
She said, “I’m a vet and here are five dog breeds I personally wouldn’t own. And as always with videos like this, there is there will be a lot of you who own these breeds and love these dogs and that is absolutely fine. Just listen to me carefully.
“Number one is the German Shepherd. Absolutely beautiful dogs and bred to be a watchdog.
“But they weren’t bred to guard, they were bred to be suspicious and fearful, which makes them really reactive dogs.”
Cat, from the UK, posted on TikTok, which gained over 450,000 views about which dog breeds she personally wouldn’t buy and the reasons why
‘If they have a bad experience, they never forget it. They are beautiful, but they are big. They are powerful and can be very, very challenging. So just not for me.
“Next is one of our flat-faced varieties. Again, absolutely wonderful little dogs, but they don’t deserve to suffer as much as they do. And I could absolutely never contribute to that suffering by deliberately owning one.
“Number three is the working Border Collie. I see quite a few of these bought from farms and kept as pets in practice. And large numbers of them have mental health issues because these are dogs that need a job.
“I just don’t have time in my life to put in enough to make sure they live their best life with me.”
“Number four is the Shar Pei, just a breed that I personally don’t like,” she continued.
Cat said, “Next is one of our flat-faced breeds. Again, absolutely wonderful little dogs, but they don’t deserve to suffer as much as they do’
‘But also many health problems and also many behavioral problems, which are often related to the fact that they have pain and discomfort because of their health and therefore become grumpy.
“And number five is a Saint Bernard or rather a large breed dog with a lot of cheeks because honestly I just can’t stand the drooling.
“I once heard from a client that she drooled on her ceiling. I am five feet tall. I would need a stepladder to get there. And honestly, there’s more than enough around the house to clean without me having to worry about the ceilings too.
“So generally very sweet dogs, who look very sweet. This man has his teddy bear with him in the picture. But honestly, as a housewife, I’m not good enough to keep up with these guys.’
Social media users used the comments to discuss their experiences with the said breeds.
One user wrote, “I agree with a Frenchie, mine had to be put to sleep, he suffered from allergies, back problems, eye sores, ended up not being able to walk.”
Response: Social media users used the comments to discuss their experiences with the breeds mentioned in the video
Another said, “You often say this about flat-faced races. Not all of them suffer. Some live a happy long life. I know that not all but not all labs live long and healthy lives.’
A third wrote, “Growing up with German Shepherds (most rescues) never had any problems.”
A fourth commented, “Border Collie mama here and I’ll never own anything but a border collie!” Best ever.’