There are some breeds of dogs that require a lot of attention from their owners. That might happen because they tend to have separation anxiety when they are left alone without their humans. However, they are usually energetic, smart, and cheerful. So, here are the top 10 breeds that require more attention than other dogs. (This article will not include medical information)
#1 – German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherd dogs are medium-large in size. They were originated in Germany as herding dogs. German Shepherds has a personality that is very noble and unique. They are very brave and this is the first thing people know about them. Also, as per the ACK, they are one of the most popular breeds in the world. German Shepherds are very protective of their owners, they can develop an unbreakable relationship with their humans. So, they can also develop separation anxiety if they’re left alone because they are very close to their owners. Therefore, they require a lot of attention I order not to be anxious or distressed.
#2 – Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retrievers are medium to large-sized dogs of retrievers that was originated in the UK and Canada. They have a great personality, they’re adorable, outgoing, active, sociable, and so gentle. They are also very smart, easy to train, and friendly, which makes them so easy to be with anyone. However, they also tend to suffer from separation anxiety and be distressed if they didn’t receive the love and care they require from their owners.
#3 – Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are beautiful and adorable Scottish gundogs. They are very sociable, kind, dedicated, and easy to train friends. They are always great at pleasing everyone’s lives, and for making friends with all people of all ages. Thus, Golden Retrievers shed a lot, need a lot of exercises, and very prone to separation anxiety.
#4 – Siberian Husky
Huskies are medium in size, can be used as working dogs, originated in the northeast of Siberia. Siberian huskies were used as sled dogs in freezing cold places. Now, they are more known as pets and human best friends. They are friendly, active, energetic, loyal, friendly, and outgoing dogs. When they get bored, they usually chew everything they meet. So, you have to give them the attention they need to keep them active. And also, they heavily shed so they need a lot of attention to this matter too.
#5 – Australian Shepherd
The Australian Shepherd AKA Aussie is a medium-sized breed that was bred to be a herding dog. They were originated in the USA. They are similar in appearance to the Border Collie. They are very smart, energetic, loyal, loving, devoted, and kind dogs. They need a lot of exercise and play. So, they need your attention to this matter because being bored may cause them anxiety.
#6 – Border Collie
The Border Collie was originated in Scotland as a herding dog. They are very smart, hard-working, and active. They are also easy to be trained. The Border Collie is very independent and smart when it comes to handling work. However, if they don’t play, exercise, or work regularly, they will be bored which makes them sometimes destructive. Their owners have to spend so much time with them. Now, they are still used as herding dogs besides being family pets.
#7 – Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Terrier AKA Yorkie is a dog that originated in the United Kingdom that weighs less than 7 pounds. Yorkies have unique personalities, they are funny, playful, affectionate, energetic, and cheerful. However, they can suffer from separation anxiety if they were left alone without their owners. Alongside requiring regular grooming and trimming.
#8 – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small dog that was originated in the UK. They have big eyes, long ears, and a cute expressive face. They are very kind, soft, quiet, charming, and graceful. They also rarely bark, and they like to always be beside their owners. However, these dogs can easily adapt to their owner’s lifestyles. However, they are also prone to suffer from separation anxiety and require regular grooming so they need a lot of attention and care.
#9 – American Cocker spaniel
The American Cocker Spaniel is a small sporting dog breed, originated di the USA, and they are related to the English Cocker Spaniel. They have long and silky hair on their ears and body hanging down on their bellies and legs. These dogs are very intelligent, gentle, cheerful, and obedient. They can go along with kids and other animals. Yet they have oily fur that needs to be regularly cleaned and groomed in order not to get much grease accumulations. This might get them infections. Also, they can’t stay alone, because they are prone to separation anxiety.
#10 – American Staffordshire Terrier
The American Staffordshire Terrier AKA Amstaff is a dog breed that is medium in size and was originated in the USA. They are muscular dogs, with well-defined jaws and board heads. These dogs are very loyal, brave, noble, kind, friendly, and easy to train. They require regular mental and physical activities in order not to get bored, as they can be prone to suffer from anxiety if so. This may make them also destructive.