Top 8 High-Maintenance Dog Breeds

Poodles require frequent grooming and clipping of their curly coats. Daily brushing is a must.


Bulldogs are prone to overheating and need air conditioning. Frequent face wrinkle cleaning is a must.


Yorkies need daily brushing and maintenance of their long, silky coat. Tear stains also need frequent washing.

Yorkshire Terrier

Akitas shed heavily year-round and require weekly brushing. They also need plenty of exercise.


The Chow Chow's thick double coat requires daily brushing to avoid mats. Weekly bathing may be needed.

Chow Chow

German Shepherds require at least 2 hours of exercise and mental stimulation daily. Obedience training is a must.

German Shepherd

Siberian Huskies need vigorous exercise and plenty of attention. Their thick coats require weekly brushing. 

Siberian Husky

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