Dogs that require a lot of attention from their owners are often energetic, intelligent, prone to separation anxiety, or require high maintenance (in this article, we will not cover medical issues). Here are top 10 dog breeds that need the most attention.
#1 – German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd Dog is a breed of medium to large-sized herding dog that originated in Germany. The German Shepherd Dog is large, powerful, muscular, agile, intelligent, confident and has a noble personality. Loyalty, courage are what people often mention about this breed. The German Shepherd Dog wants to protect and please those who are special to them. However, The German Shepherd Dog builds deep relationships with their companions, and prone to separation anxiety so they require a lot of attention from their owner. In addition, this breed also does “blow” its coat twice a year, it still shed a lot all year round.
#2 – Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever is a medium-large breed of retriever-gun dog originating from United Kingdom and Canada. They have an adorable appearance and an outgoing, friendly, vivacious personality. The Labrador Retriever is a intelligent, playful, energetic, easy to train, easygoing, human-friendly dog that is suitable for making friends with all ages. They show deep affection for their caregivers and owners and they have high separation anxiety so they also require a lot of attention from their owner.
#3 – Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is a Scottish gundog with great beauty. Golden Retrievers are friendly, smart, devoted friends, docile, easy to train and have love in life. They are eager to please and suitable for making friends with all ages, from children to the elderly. However, Golden Retrievers also shed a lot, requires exercise and is also prone to separation anxiety so they need a lot of attention from their owners.
#4 – Siberian Husky
The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog breed native to the northeast of Siberia. The Siberian Husky was previously used as a sled dog in cold places. Today, they are more popular as pets, human companions. The Siberian Husky is a friendly, energetic, active, mischievous, loyal, outgoing dog and when they’re bored, they often chew anything, including the floor or walls. Some Siberian Husky also tend to like to escape and roam (and quite difficult to call them back when they are not playing enough). In addition, this is also a heavy shedding dog and requires a lot of attention from its owner.
#5 – Australian Shepherd
The Australian Shepherd, also known as Aussie, is a breed of medium-sized herding dog that originated in United States. They have a similar appearance to the Border Collie. The Australian Shepherd is a smart, loyal, highly energetic, loving, kind, devoted dog. They require a lot of exercise and attention, if not working or playing will make them bored, and they have high separation anxiety.
#6 – Border Collie
The Border Collie is a herding dog breed originating from Scottish Borders. They are hard-working, intelligent and energetic and highly trainable breed. The Border Collie has independent and extremely intelligent thinking to handle their work. However, if they do not work, play, or exercise regularly, they will feel bored and destructive. Border Collie owners should expect to spend a lot of time with their dog. Today, The Border Collie is still used in their traditional work of herding livestock and is a family dog.
#7 – Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Terrier, also known as Yorkie, is a small terrier originating from England, weighing no more than 7 pounds. Yorkie is a dog with personality, they are often likened to Vikings, they are fun, playful, energetic, affectionate, loyal, giving their owners many laughter. However, Yorkies often have separation anxiety when left alone and are also dogs that need regular grooming so they need a lot of attention from their owners. Nowadays, the Yorkshire Terrier appears much and lives happily in families in America.
#8 – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small breed originating from the United Kingdom. They have long ears, big eyes and an expressive face, many say it’s a sweet face. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is very gentle, affectionate, calm, graceful and charming, always likes to be with their owners and they are also rarely bark. They are also dogs that are very adaptable to different family environments and their lifestyle depends heavily on the owner’s lifestyle. However, they are also prone to separation anxiety and need regular grooming so they need a lot of attention from their owners.
#9 – American Cocker spaniel
The American Cocker Spaniel is the smallest of the sporting dogs recognized by the AKC, and is a type of spaniel that is closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel and they originated from the United States. The American Cocker Spaniel has medium long silky fur on the body and ears, hanging down on the legs and belly (known as feathering) and has a head with upturned nose, rounded dome of the skull, well-pronounced stop, and a square shaped lip and the ears hang down make them very easy to identify. The American Cocker Spaniel is a smart, obedient, gentle, happy dog and can get along with children and other pets. However, this breed has an oily coat that requires regular bathing to avoid accumulation of grease and has long, soft ears that can be infected by moisture and are not well ventilated. The American Cocker Spaniel also has high separation anxiety.
#10 – American Staffordshire Terrier
The American Staffordshire Terrier, also known as the Amstaff, is a medium-sized dog breed originating in The United States of America. The American Staffordshire Terrier is a stocky, muscular breed with a broad head and well defined jaws. The American Staffordshire Terrier is a smart, loyal, confident, courageous, loving, good-natured and highly trainable breed. The American Staffordshire Terrier need physical and mental activity to avoid being bored and they are also prone to separation anxiety, a condition which causes them to destroy things when left alone.