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9 Most Destructive Dog Breeds

It’s normal for dogs to chew because that’s part of their nature as animals. This is also their way of releasing their feelings of stress and boredom and a way for them to get their master’s attention. But when this behavior turns destructive, it’s time to correct it. Otherwise, you could end up spending thousands of dollars to get your damaged furniture repaired.

But not all dogs are prone to becoming destructive. Check out this list of top dog breeds that have the tendency to acquire this bad behavior.

#1 – Mastiff

Mastiff is the kind of dog breed that requires special attention compared to other dog breeds. These dogs are known for their calm and easy-going nature. But they require an adequate amount of exercise to keep them from getting bored and becoming destructive. In this case, the best solution is to get your mastiff a toy that’s intended for chewing. 

#2 – Great Dane

Great Danes are known for being gentle nature and are naturally protective. But if you don’t give this dog proper exercise and attention, you could see it behaving badly. If you got a Great Dane at home that tends to get destructive when it’s bored, you can greatly benefit from having dog couch covers. These are protective sheets that you can slip over your couch to keep it protected from your destructive pooch.

#3 – Husky

Huskies are also known for their tendency to chew on things, including the furniture in your home. This is why it’s important for these dogs to be properly house-trained. One of the best ways to correct your pet’s behavior is by providing it with things to play with so it will not end up playing with your precious things. So teach your dog to chew the right toys and when it does, reward it by giving it a treat.

#4 – Bulldog

It’s common to hear stories from those who have a Bulldog at home that their beloved dog has destroyed their purse, shoes, wallet, and couches. This is because Bulldogs don’t want to be left alone. If they are on their own, they have the tendency to become destructive. The best solution is to redirect your bulldog’s attention towards a toy that it can chew or play with whenever it’s feeling bored.

#5 – Chihuahua

Chihuahuas are small and cute, but don’t let this fool you. They too can get destructive, especially if they are feeling bored and are not getting enough attention from you. No matter how busy you are, take the time to cuddle and play with your Chihuahua. If you can’t resist taking it with you at your couch, place a dog couch cover over it so it will not end up destroying or soiling your beloved furniture when it gets bored.

#6 – Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is one of those breeds known for being destructive, which is why it’s common to see them chew on whatever objects they find interesting. This is also their way of dealing with stress, boredom, and anxiety. So to avoid this, make sure you are giving your Rottweiler enough exercise by taking it out for a walk from time to time.

#7 – Doberman Pinscher

There are many reasons why a Doberman will end up getting destructive. First, these dogs are mouthy, which means that they prefer to interact with their mouth. Secondly, they teethe early on and the process can happen within a short period of time. The best solution is to give them a toy that they can play and chew freely.

#8 – Beagle

Beagles are known for being notorious chewers so you need to keep a close watch of your trashcans if you’ve got a beagle at home. Never leave your dog alone or they will end up digging and rummaging through your trash. These dogs love to stay active most of the time so give your beagle an adequate amount of exercise to prevent it from getting destructive.

#9 – Dalmatian

Like most dogs, the Dalmatians have the tendency to get destructive if not given enough exercise. This is because these dogs are originally bred to run for several miles beside carriages. Therefore, the key to keeping your Dalmatian from getting bored is to take it out for a walk on a regular basis.

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