The cynologist named two dog breeds that most often disappoint owners
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Dogs that were bred to help around the house and in the field sometimes behave unpredictably within four walls.
When choosing a purebred dog, potential owners often do not take into account the nature of the animal and its instincts. Therefore, when the animal begins to behave differently than the owners expected, they are indignant and ready to send the pet to a shelter or even on the street. According to dog breeder Will Atherton from the UK, Cocker Spaniels and Cane Corso most often do not justify the hopes of the owners, because people do not understand that these breeds require activity. A dog behavior specialist spoke about this in a viral TikTok clip.
“As a dog behaviorist, I work with animals when something goes wrong. Because of this, I see the same breeds appear again and again, showing the same types of negative behavior,” explained he.
Will says that Cocker Spaniels are very mischievous dogs, and the owners often do not know what to do with them in the house or in the apartment:
“They bring this dog, bred to work and work in the fields all day long and are expected to be a stay-at-home, Instagram dog, which makes them reactive, barking, ready to defend their food and territory, and have terrible memories.”
@iamwillatherton The worst behaved dog breeds I've ever worked with #fyp #dogbreeds #behavedog ♬ original sound – Will Atherton
The Italian Mastiff, or Cane Corso, is a very popular dog breed, but quite problematic.
“Again, people buy them for the wrong reason without the necessary time, dedication or experience that leads to them getting a bad reputation for aggressively reactive dogs,” Atherton said, adding that the breed is his favorite on the planet.
Recently, researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland concluded that the most intelligent dog breed is not the Border Collie, as was long thought, but the Belgian Shepherd Malinois. More than 1,000 dogs from 13 different breeds underwent a rigorous intelligence test in the study, with the Labrador coming in ninth and the Golden Retriever last.
Study author Dr. Katriina Tiira said one breed stood out from the rest throughout testing.
“The Belgian Shepherd Malinois excelled in many cognitive tasks, showing very good results in most tests,” she said.
Belgian Malinois showed themselves perfectly as search engines, watchmen and police dogs. They are well versed in people, have an excellent memory and can be trained better than other breeds.