Veterinarian shares 5 dog breeds he would never choose to own

Most people choose their favorite breed based on physical cuteness and desired personality traits. But veterinarians have a unique perspective. Their work provides a first-hand look at which breeds have the most health problems and less-than-perfect temperaments.

Ben Simpson-Vernon, one Veterinarian in Chigwell, EnglandShare useful pet tips like Ben the veterinarian on TikTok. He recently racked up nearly seven million views — and plenty of mixed comments — when he shared a video titled “5 Dog Breeds I’ll Never Own As a Vet.” “.


The topic of “best” and “worst” dog breeds is very subjective. You’ll be hard-pressed to find two dog lovers who agree on the top (or bottom) five. What makes Dr. Simpson-Vernon’s video all the more controversial is his inclusion of some of the world’s most popular baby rat species.

He carefully begins the video with a disclaimer:

“Remember, it is ultimately my opinion. You may disagree”.

But the audience is still excited. See if you agree with the doc’s list.

RELATED: The 20 Most Maintainable Dog Breeds

5. Chow Chow

Chow Chows are hardy, loyal, and delightfully fluffy, but as Ben the Vet pointed out, they can handle a lot.

Dr. Simpson-Vernon said: “I’m sure there are some good ones. “But I’ve just found that they don’t usually have a good temper, they can be really aloof, and they’re often very aggressive towards veterinarians.”

He notes that they are prone to eye problems and their wide faces make muzzle difficult to handle safely. The doctor also pointed out that “Chow Chow’s purple tongue can be uncomfortable.”

4. King of Cavalier Charles Spaniel

The American Kennel Club describes the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as “affectionate, gentle, and gracious,” with leading signs for their family love and behavior toward children and other dogs. Sadly, they are prone to a variety of health problemsincluding heart disease, eye diseases, a dislocated kneecap, hip dysplasia, ear infections and a neurological condition called osteomyelitis.

Ben the Vet immediately admitted that Cavvies “are the cutest dogs” and that he would probably get one himself if they were healthier.

“They have a lot of problems,” he said. “Pretty much all of them have the same type of heart disease, called mitral valve disease, which means they mostly spend their last days having trouble breathing.”

3. Dachshunds

Dachshunds are adorable, active, and love to entertain their loved ones with their playful antics. Unfortunately, one physical trait makes the breed unsuitable for Dr. Simpson-Vernon.

Veterinarians describe “sausage dogs” as some of his favorite patients, but one in four suffers from back problem due to their unusually long spines. For some Dachshunds, it’s a simple sprain. For others, it’s slipped discs, paralysis, lifelong pain, and even risky (and expensive) spine surgery.

Ben the Vet said: “There are so many possibilities for heartbreak.

2. Shar Pei

The AKC declares the ideal Shar Pei to be “a mixture of odd physical features. ” These include the broad ‘hippo’ snout; dark blue tongue; small, sunken eyes with a scowling expression; tiny triangular ears; many loose skin folds on the head, neck, and shoulders; and a tall, pointed tail — all covered with a harsh sequoia coat. “

These dogs are so wrinkly they have to stick their eyelids in place to avoid painful rubbing of the eyelashes on the surface of their eyes. Shar Peis is also prone to skin problems and has a “small, narrow” ear canal that is difficult to clean and instill.

And these aggressive dogs are a challenge to veterinarians in several ways:

Dr. Simpson-Vernon commented: “They often try to bite all the staff members in the face.

1. Pugs, French Bulldogs & Bulldogs

Dr. Ben is a bit of a cheat when it comes to the number one breed of dog he has never owned. Instead of a specific breed, he lists “any flat-faced or brainy dog ​​breed,” such as Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and Pugs.

“They are very prone to a lot of problems,” says Simpson-Vernon.

He lists spine problems, skin problems, eye problems, and the fact that more than half of these flat-faced dogs Cesarean section is required for a safe delivery.

Simpson-Vernon said: “The Cesarian thing is a moral enough issue that I would never want to have.

Not to mention how expensive it can be to properly care for a brachycephalic breed.

RELATED: 5 Special Health Concerns for Brachycephalic Breeds

@ 5 Dog Breeds I Will/Can Never Own As A Vet #dogsoftiktok #learnontiktok #veteote #benthevet ♬ Heartbreaking Waiting – BLVKSHP

What varieties does Ben The Vet recommend?

Due to popular demand, Dr. Simpson-Vernon created a follow-up video of the top 5 dog breeds he wanted love and cherish yes. Check it out here!

Featured images via Instagram


News7g: Update the world's latest breaking news online of the day, breaking news, politics, society today, international mainstream news .Updated news 24/7: Entertainment, the World everyday world. Hot news, images, video clips that are updated quickly and reliably

Related Articles

Back to top button