10 High-Maintenance Dog Breeds


Afghan Hounds, with their long, flowing coat, require frequent maintenance to prevent matting. They are also self-sufficient and can be aloof.

Afghan Hound: 


Poodles are available in three sizes (normal, miniature, and toy), but all require frequent grooming to keep their curly, non-shedding coat.



These little, fluffy dogs have a delicate, white coat that needs to be brushed frequently and professionally groomed to prevent matting and keep their attractiveness.

Bichon Frise: 


Shih Tzus have a luxuriant, long coat that must be brushed frequently to prevent tangles and mats. Grooming appointments should be made on a regular basis.

Shih Tzu: 


Despite their lack of lengthy fur, English Bulldogs are prone to skin disorders, allergies, and breathing difficulties, making them high-maintenance in terms of health care.

English Bulldog: 


Chow Chows have a thick, double coat that needs to be brushed on a regular basis and can be prone to skin problems. They require early socialization and training as well.

Chow Chow: 


These massive dogs require a lot of space and exercise. Furthermore, their large size leaves them vulnerable to various health conditions that must be monitored.

Irish Wolfhound: 


Despite their diminutive stature, these dogs have long, silky fur that needs to be groomed on a regular basis to prevent matting.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: 


Dalmatians have a lot of energy and need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. They are also predisposed to specific health problems.



Basenjis are noted for their low grooming requirements, but they are independent and require continuous training and socializing to avoid behavioral issues.


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