A vet has revealed the five dog breeds she would not personally buy and the reasons why.
Cat, from the UK, posted on TikTok – which got more than 450,000 views – about which pets she would not decide to look after.
She said: ‘I’m a vet and here are five dog breeds I would not personally own. And as always with videos like this, there’s gonna be loads of you out there who own these breeds and love these dogs and that’s absolutely fine. Just hear me out okay.
‘Number one is the German Shepherd. Absolutely beautiful dogs and bred to be a guarding breed.
‘But they’re not bred to guard, they’re bred to be suspicious and anxious, which makes them really reactive dogs.
Cat, from the UK, posted on TikTok which got more than 450,000 views about which dog breeds she would not personally buy and the reasons why
‘If they have a bad experience, they never forget it. They’re beautiful, but they’re big. They’re powerful and they can be really, really challenging. So just not for me.
‘Next up is any of our flat face breeds. Again, absolutely fabulous little dogs but they do not deserve to suffer as much as they do. And I absolutely just could never contribute to that suffering by deliberately owning one.
‘Number three is the working Border Collie. I see quite a lot of these in practice bought from farms and kept as pets. And huge numbers of them have mental health problems because these are dogs who need a job.
‘I just do not have time in my life to put enough into them to make sure that they’re living their best lives with me.’
‘Number four is the Shar Pei just generally a breed that doesn’t appeal to me personally,’ she continued.
Cat said: ‘Next up is any of our flat face breeds. Again, absolutely fabulous little dogs but they do not deserve to suffer as much as they do’
‘But also again, lots of health problems and lots of behavioural issues as well, which often relate to the fact that because of their health, they’re in pain and discomfort and that makes them grumpy.
‘And number five is a St Bernard or really any large breed dog with loads of jowls because quite honestly, I just cannot cope with the slobber.
‘I had a client once tell me that she had slobbered on her ceilings. I am five foot two. I would need a stepladder to reach it. And quite frankly there is more than enough in my house to clean without me having to worry about the ceilings as well.
‘So generally really lovely dogs, very sweet looking. This guy’s got his teddy with him in the picture. But honestly, I am not good enough of a housewife to keep up with these guys.’
Social media users took to the comments to discuss their experiences with the breeds mentioned.
One user wrote: ‘I agree with a Frenchie, mine had to be put down he suffered allergies, back problems, eye ulcers he couldn’t walk in the end.’
Reaction: Social media users took to the comments to discuss their experiences with the breeds mentioned in the video
Another said: ‘You say this a lot about flat faced breeds. They don’t all suffer. Some live happy long lives. I know not all but not all labs live long healthy lives.’
A third penned: ‘Been brought up with German shepherds (most rescue) never had any issues.’
A fourth commented: ‘Border Collie mom here and I will never own anything but a border collie! Best ever.’