A DOG expert has revealed five breeds that can get a little more care than a new owner is willing to pay.
It’s important for potential pet owners to know that some puppies need more exercise, training, and even grooming than others.
Pet food company Purina compiled a list of high-maintenance dog breeds to warn future dog owners before they make the commitment.
One hugely popular breed that has shocked the list is the Labradoodle.
Although many people choose this breed due to its extremely cute appearance and friendly demeanor, most prospective owners have no idea how much it costs to maintain grooming.
The Labradoodle’s curly golden coat can be prone to lint and dirt, which means owners will have to brush them out or have their coats trimmed super short.
Another breed famous for its beauty routine is the Afghan Hound.
The Afghan Hound has always impressed with its exotic beauty and striking straight long coat.
However, looks don’t come cheap as the breed may need daily grooming.
Purina writes: “It needs to be brushed daily, bathed once a week, carefully dried with a blow dryer or blower, treated with oil, carefully wrapped, neatly trimmed, and dozed during mealtimes.
This next breed also has a nice coat, but their energy levels are really what can make them a high-maintenance choice.
Border Collies are smart, fun, and excellent at dog sports, but this means they need a lot of stimulation.
Experts recommend that pet owners stay away from the breed unless they have a lot of land or time to kill their pups.
Another unquestionably high maintenance breed is the French Bulldog.
Despite dethroning the Labrador as the world’s most popular breed for 31 years, Frenchies sometimes face a list of potential health problems.
Potential owners should have a decent amount of savings to buy purebred puppies and keep up with expensive vet appointments.
And finally, it’s no surprise that the Siberian Husky isn’t the most ideal pet for people locked in a small apartment in the heat of summer.
Huskies are adapted to survive harsh winters and can pull sleds at 100 miles per day.
They also have many coats that are sure to fall like crazy as the weather warms up.
Experts warn that if the Siberian Husky isn’t kept in the right environment or doesn’t get enough exercise, your couch could become their new chew toy.
This list comes as another dog expert has revealed the breeds that grow the most with some growing 900% after they are born.
And this dog trainer has warned that a dog breed that claims to be a monster can kill a pack of wolves.