Jack Russells are intelligent, curious class clowns, but they're also energetic to an extreme.
Dachshunds are beloved in the dog community, but they're not for everyone.
Samoyeds are the friendliest, most loving dogs imaginable, but lovability doesn't always equate to being low-maintenance.
Labradors aren't very high maintenance at all. The problem is that, as America's favorite dog breed, they're often portrayed as the "perfect" dog.
Their velvety coats and smushed faces have won over thousands of hearts, but they're needier than most owners realize.
They can be incredible, loyal companions, but pet parents often don't realize how much work goes into training a high-energy working dog breed.
With a large dog, the biggest risk is someone getting severely injured and having the dog facing euthanasia.
These conversations can be more like arguments, however. They're strong-willed and are built to pull sleds on frigid Siberian tundras.
Their moderate size and teddy bear-like faces lead new dog owners to expect a sweet, trainable pet, but Shibes are quite headstrong.
Akitas are like they giant version of the Shiba Inu, so if one of those sounds like a headache, don't even think about getting an Akita.