I’m a dog expert – these are the four worst breeds for first time owners & why you shouldn’t get a Dalmatian | The Sun

A DOG expert has revealed once and for all why getting a pup isn't just for Chrsitmas.

They shared the four breeds that are the most challenging for first time owners.

Adopting or buying a dog is a big deal no matter when you do it, and you should always take the time to research the breed before committing to owning one.

But if you don't know exactly what you're in for you could be in for a shock with some of these breeds who need some extra love and attention, according to the pro.

Sharing a clip on TikTok they explained why they wouldn't recommend certain breeds for first timers.

Huskies

Although they're incredible cute, these fluffy friends need more attention than a lot of people can realistically give them.

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The pro said they've got "tonnes of energy" and are "very stubborn" since they're bred to work and sled.

Dalmatians

Maybe you loved watching the adorable puppies in 101 Dalmatians and would love your own spotted pup.

But the truth is this breed is incredibly energetic and will need several long walks every day,

They're also "easily prone to deafness" and need "special diets," the pro explained.

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So if you're not ready to dedicate a whole lot of your time to running around after this dog consider looking into a different breed instead.

Belgian Malinois

This large herding dog "needs hours of daily stimulation," according to the expert.

Their work drive is why they're often used by the police, military and as protection dogs.

Although they can be loving and loyal family dogs they're very demanding for first time owners.

Akita

According to Dogtime.com, this breed was originally bred to guard royalty in Japan, but now these fluffy pups are loyal family pets.

That said, this breed might not be the best option for first time dog owners as they can be quite difficult to train.

They also "shed heavily," according to the expert, so if you're a clean obsessive they might also be the best choice.

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