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The Best and Worst Dog Breeds According to a Vet: Why Owners Should Opt for Pooches Over Poodle Mixes

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A vet has revealed the five dog breeds she does and doesn’t own — and her list might surprise you.

Dr Whitney Terrell from Alabama caused a stir online after sharing her least favorite dog types in a viral TikTok video with the popular Goldendoodle or ‘oodle’ breeds topping her list of least favorite breeds.

She said German Shepherds shouldn’t be owned without proper training and didn’t rate short-snouted pooches like French Bulldogs, Pugs and Shih Tzus.

The animal doctor also shared his most beloved dogs, including golden retrievers, mixed-breed puppies and basset hounds.

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American veterinarian Dr Terrell shared his five best and worst dog breeds in a viral TikTok clip dividing viewers

The animal doctor caused a stir after sharing his least favorite dog types based on his veterinary experience with the popular Goldendoodle or

The animal doctor caused a stir after sharing his least favorite dog types based on his veterinary experience with the popular Goldendoodle or “oodle” breeds topping the list.

Dr Terrell said that while some poodle crossbreeds are ‘super sweet’ they ‘can’t sit still’ and are prone to a range of health issues.

“A lot of them are crazy, hyper crazy, can’t sit still for two seconds. We also had some very aggressive ones,” she said.

‘Ear infections come out of the wazoo so costly grooming they are mixed breed. Too much maintenance for me.

Dr. Whit’s Five Least Favorite Dog Breeds

1. Goldendoodles and Poodle Mixes

“Some of these dogs are really nice but a lot of them are crazy, hyper crazy, can’t sit still for two seconds.” We also had very aggressive ones

Ear infections come out of the wazoo, so expensive grooming, they are mixed breed. Too much maintenance for me.

2. German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois

“They have the potential to be very good dogs, good police dogs, good rescue scenarios, but 95% of the ones we see at the clinic want to bite your face off because they’re not properly trained.

I know I couldn’t train them properly because I don’t have time. If you’re considering getting one of these dogs, don’t do it lightly because they need a lot of training, a lot of attention.

3. Brachycephalic or Short-Muzzled Dogs such as French Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers and Shih Tzus

“Some of them are so cute and so sweet, but they can’t breathe, literally can’t breathe.

They snore, I already have a snoring husband, I don’t need anything else. Skinfold dermatitis, allergies, yeast, odor, gas, that’s a no from me.

4. Chihuahuas

“It’s not my cup of tea: I’m afraid to step on it, I’d more than likely be bitten if I had one, it’s usually a one-person dog.

We have a few that are super nice, the rest are ankle biters.

5. Chinese Crested Hairless Dogs

“Dogs are fine, I don’t like hairless animals. They’re peppy, they’re a little fat, same with cats. That’s a no for me.’

Second on Dr. Terrell’s list, a German Shepherd or Belgian Malinois, she says, can be aggressive if not trained properly.

“They have the potential to be very good dogs, good police dogs, good rescue scenarios, but 95% of the ones we see at the clinic want to bite your face off because they’re not properly trained” , she said.

Any breed that is brachycephalic, that is, has a shortened or “squished” muzzle, such as pugs, Boston terriers, French bulldogs or shih tzus, is not recommended by the US veterinarian.

“Some of them are so cute and so sweet, but they can’t breathe, literally can’t breathe,” she said.

“They snore, I already have a snoring husband, I don’t need anything else. Skinfold dermatitis, allergies, yeast, odor, gas, that’s a no from me.

Dr. Terrell said she dislikes Chihuahuas which she calls “ankle biters” as well as Chinese crested or hairless dogs.

Coming in at number two on Dr Terrell's list was a German Shepherd (pictured) or Belgian Malinois who she says can be aggressive if not trained properly

Dr Terrell said she didn't like Chihuahuas (pictured) which she called 'ankle biters' as well as Chinese crested or hairless dogs

Dr Terrell’s list also included German Shepherds (pictured) or Belgian Malinois who she said could be aggressive if not trained properly, as well as Chihuahuas she called ‘ankle biters’

“It’s not my cup of tea: I’m afraid to step on it, I’ll more than likely be bitten if I had one, it’s usually a one-person dog,” she told About Chihuahuas.

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  • Great Pyrenees 49 votes

“I don’t really like hairless animals, they’re nervous, they’re a bit fat, same with cats – kind of like a ball sack – no from me.”

The clip racked up 8.3 million views and some of the doctor’s opinions on dog breeds angered animal lovers in the comments, with many disagreeing with his hot takes.

‘I can’t believe the golden doodle is your #1! I’m shocked! I’ve had a ton of dogs in my life. He’s the best dog ever and the best family dog,’ one viewer wrote.

“Goldendoodle is literally the best dog I’ve ever owned and known. Literally like a human and ridiculously smart and sweet. Byeeee,” said another.

“I grew up with only German Shepherds and they were the best dogs,” replied a third while a fourth commented, “My chihuahua is the sweetest boy ever.”

However, not everyone was upset by Dr. Whit’s controversial opinions.

‘Doodles, the most expensive pooches in the world…agree with you from a fellow vet!’ a woman answered.

In a follow-up clip, the animal doctor also shared his most beloved dogs, including golden retrievers, mixed-breed puppies and even basset hounds.

She said golden retrievers make the perfect pet because of their calm temperaments

In a follow-up clip, the animal doctor also shared his most beloved dogs, including golden retrievers, mixed-breed puppies and even basset hounds.

‘FACTS. Sorry doodle owners, your dogs are NOT the best dogs,” a second claimed.

In a follow-up clip, Dr. Terrell shared the top five dog breeds she would get with Basset Hound or any type of dog coming in at number one.

Dr Terrell owns a basset hound herself and said that despite being ‘smelly, noisy and having ear, back and weight issues’ they are the ‘best’ pets.

‘I love them, they are so nice. Mine is the best dog ever, he comes to work with me every day,” she said.

She also recommended getting a mixed breed or mutt dog as they have fewer underlying health issues as well as golden retrievers as their calm temperament makes them a great pet.

Veterinarian Dr. Terrell’s Five Favorite Dog Breeds

1. Basset Hound and any type of dog

“They smell bad, they bark very loudly, they can have ear, back and weight problems.

They can be a bit grumpy at the vet at times but I love them they are so sweet. Mine is the best dog ever, he comes to work with me every day.

2. Mutt/Mixed Breed/Strays

‘For number two I don’t have a picture because he’s a pooch, they can look like anything. They are fantastic dogs.

They generally don’t have as many genetic or hereditary issues as purebreds. They are grateful to have a home. Highly recommend a pooch.

3. Golden retriever

‘I love this breed, they are so beautiful, so kind, great family dog, a good first dog especially for families. Good temperament, easy to train, I like them.

4. German Shorthaired Pointer

‘They are beautiful super athletic happy dogs. I honestly can’t think of one I’ve seen that wasn’t happy.

However, you don’t want to own them if you’re sedentary, if you don’t like adventure, if you don’t like walking them every day.

They are athletic dogs, they need to be exercised or they will destroy stuff. Love them, big dogs, beautiful dogs.

5. The Great Pyrenees

“They don’t necessarily do very well at the vet, usually because they’re herding dogs. They’re out there with the goats, the sheep, the farm animals, if they’re actually doing a job, then a lot of them aren’t used to being in or around people.

They are not necessarily the best at the vet but I love them, I have had several, they are the best dogs, I love them so much.

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For number two, I don’t have a picture because it’s a pooch, they can look like anything. They are fantastic dogs,” she said.

“They usually don’t have as many genetic or hereditary issues as purebreds. They are grateful to have a home.

At number four was the German Shorthaired Pointer and at fifth was the Great Pyrenees.

‘They are beautiful super athletic happy dogs. I honestly can’t think of a single one I’ve seen that wasn’t happy,” she said of the German Shorthaired Pointer.

“Certainly very energetic, you don’t want to own them if you’re sedentary, if you don’t like adventure, if you don’t like walking them every day.”