A PROFESSIONAL vet has revealed which dog breeds he’d never own – and one of them is anything but cute and friendly.
Whether it’s the loyal Golden Retriever or the adorable Dachshund, there are hundreds of dog breeds to choose from as your family pet.
And now, to make your life slightly easier, one vet has taken it to TikTok to list the breeds he would give a miss, as some of them are aggressive and come with health issues.
Ben, who goes by Ben The Vet on his social media platform, shared a video, explaining his reasons.
The veterinary surgeon started off the list with Chow Chow – but whilst they might appear cute, don’t be fooled by their looks.
”Now sure, there are some nice ones. But I just find they often don’t have a very nice temperament, they can be really aloof and they’re often very aggressive at the vets – and it’s quite hard to put a muzzle on their face.”
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According to him, the Chow Chow breed, originally from Norther China, also comes with health issues, such as eye problems.
”And their purple tongues are also a bit unnerving.”
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
”They are the loveliest dogs and if I was going to pick a dog breed for myself, if it weren’t for all of their health issues, it would probably be the Cavvy.
”But they do have loads of issues – pretty much all of them get the same kind of heart disease called mitral valve disease, which means they may spend their last days coughing, spluttering and struggling to breathe and ultimately die of heart failure.”
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Whilst some of his favourite patients are sausage dogs, Ben noted that a staggering one in four of them have back problems, which can even lead to paralysis.
”This frequently means that they have to have a spinal surgery, which is honestly a massive undertaking and can take a really long recovery period.”
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”They even have a disease named after them called Shar-Pei fever.
”Most of them are too wrinkly – they’re so wrinkly that they have to their eyelids tucked in place so that their hairs don’t rub onto their eyes.
”They always get skin issues,” the expert noted, adding that the dogs of this breed ”often try to bite off the face of all the staff”.
”Society has normalised the fact that these dogs are snorty – means that they can’t breathe very well.”
Whilst there are specimens of this breed that are healthier than others, Ben emphasised just how prone they are to a plethora of health problems.
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”Spinal issues, skin problems, eye problems… The fact that half of them have to have a Cesarean to give birth is enough of an ethical issue for me to never want to have one.
”For me personally, it’s not very fair.”