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15 Most Hated Dog Breeds of All Time

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15. Yorkshire Terrier

One common thread among hated dog breeds is that most of the public dislike comes from things the dog does with its mouth. While the larger breeds are feared and loathed because they bite, the Yorkshire Terrier is often hated because of its yappy bark.

When some people see a small dog, they automatically assume it will possess an annoying personality. While some individual dogs can be quite boisterous, others are quite calm. A lot depends on how the dog is cared for and trained, which is a common thread among all “hated” dog breeds.

Once they get to know the Yorkshire Terrier, most people find that it is an endearing little dog that can make a great family pet. Despite their yappy behavior, they are actually easy to train. Working without human assistance is part of the Yorkie’s nature.

A healthy puppy that is well socialized will grow up to be a wonderful companion for children. This breed is recommended for children over 8 years of age because it is small and can be easily harmed if handled roughly.

They key to getting peace and quiet from a yappy Yorkie is to make sure it is thoroughly exercised and given some form of mental stimulation. These dogs are clever and will make noise if they feel bored or neglected.

Each dog is different, so individual Yorkshire Terrier may require different amounts of stimulation and exercise. Overall this can be an effective way to calm the breed and transform it into a happy, non-annoying companion that won’t scare away guests.

On the plus side, homeowners may appreciate the Yorkie’s tendency to bark when strangers come near their home. They aren’t great protectors because of their size but they are effective as furry alarm systems. Owners should make sure their dog is trained to learn to not constantly bark at neighbors to avoid conflict with those that live nearby.

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