Top 10 Dog Breeds That Need The Most Attention

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If a high maintenance dog breed is what you are looking for, there are several that will fit the bill! Whether you're looking for a pooch with an impressive hairdo to keep you busy, or a diva that demands all of your attention, you're bound to find the pawrfect dog for you. They come in all shapes, sizes, coats, and colors. The ideal dog to make the center of your world is out there just waiting for you to find it! Though there are lots of doggoes that enjoy life in the limelight, here are the breeds that top the charts as requiring the most attention!

#1 Siberian Husky

The high energy Husky is highly prized for its handsome appearance and athetic prowess. However, this pup tops the list of breeds requiring the most attention for their penchant to escape and roam. They are also a breed that sheds a lot, meaning you will be spending a lot of quality time with your vacuum if one of these pawsome creatures joins your home!

#2 Border Collie

It's hard to resist the appeal of the gorgeous Border Collie! A pooch that was bred to do a job, the Border Collie is most content with work to do. Border Collies are highly intelligent and require regular physical and mental stimulation to keep them from becoming bored and destructive.

#3 Yorkshire Terrier

A dog who loves both comfort and luxury, the Yorkshire Terrier is a natural born cuddler. Yorkies are known for being a spirited breed, but are prone to alert barking and can be bossy. They will often resort to scrappy behavior if not properly engaged. This breed thrives when allowed to be the life of the pawrty!
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#4 Jack Russell Terrier

The Jack Russell Terrier is a force to be reckoned with! A dog with high activity requirements, the Jack Russell Terrier is a doggo that needs consistent regular exercise and quality time with its people to truly shine. Jack Russells love to dig, and due to their high prey drive, can be a very vocal breed.

#5 Australian Shepherd

If you're looking for a dog with a laidback approach to life, the Australian Shepherd might be the ideal partner for you! As a herding breed, the Australian Shepherd possesses the keen intelligence required to do the work it was bred to do. If its smarts are not channelled appropriately, the Australian Shepherd can be prone to depression and destruction.

#6 German Shorthaired Pointer

The distinctive looks and friendly nature of the German Shorthaired Pointer make him a puptastic choice for a family dog. German Shorthaired Pointers are an extremely active breed and are really only suited to families who like to engage in regular and vigorous physical exercise. The Pointer is highly trainable, but can be quite easily distracted.

#7 Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is America's #1 choice for a family pet. A breed known for its intellect and natural joie de vivre, the Labrador approaches life with enthusiasm. Labs are known to be very protective of their family and do require a moderate amount of daily exercise to help expend some of their over-the-top energy reserves.

#8 Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniels are a happy breed who thrive in the company of their favorite people. This cheery little pooch loves nothing more than to play. The Cocker requires consistent companionship to be most content and also has extremely high grooming requirements, including regular spa visits for baths, blow dries, and trims, as well as daily brushing at home.

#9 English Bulldog

The English Bulldog is sweet-natured and dependable. This stately and comical canine willingly seeks companionship. Bulldogs can overheat easily and are also prone to breathing problems during extremely hot or cold weather. Though not a high energy breed, the English Bulldog does benefit from a daily walk of moderate length.

#10 Akita

The Akita is a power breed which can be quite aloof with strangers. Fiercely loyal to its family, the Akita will protect both its family and its home. Akitas are known to be exceptionally strong-willed and are easily bored. Though this pooch will not resort to nuisance behaviors if not productively occupied, regular activity and companionship is encouraged.