As dog ownership continues to soar post-pandemic, here are the breeds of pup that won’t be happy if you leave them at home alone.
The last couple of years have seen many of us add a new furry friend to our families, with the Kennel Club reporting dog ownership has soared since the start of the pandemic.
Prospective owners looking for a new puppy have 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, along with numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you choose your new best friend.
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If that is the case there are certain dogs that should be immediately removed from your list of prospective pet pups.
Here are the 10 breeds of dog that hate to be left alone.
Another small breed that can suffer from separation anxiety, the Affenpinscher simply loves its owner so much that it hates to see them go. Leave them alone for long and you may well come home to a mess on the carpet as stress takes over. Photo: Canva/Getty Images
2. Bichon Frise
The Bichon Frise has been bred to be the perfect lap dog, which means that it can feel anxious and abandoned if it doesn't have a lap to curl up on at all times. Separation anxiety can be a very real problem with this adorably and fluffy breed. Photo: Canva/Getty Images
3. Italian Greyhound
The diminutive Italian Greyhound requires surprisingly little exercise - a single runaround each day should be plenty - and so can be great pets for those who want a pet that's happy to stay indoors much of the time. Don't presume this makes them pets that can be left for long period though - do so and they are likley to become destrcutive, noisy and even aggressive. Photo: Canva/Getty Images
4. Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkshire Terriers are tiny canine firecrackers - filled with energy that needs to be dissipated. A common unexpected outcome of leaving your Yorkie alone is that your pet may try to dig its way out to find you - through carpet, floorboard or lino. Photo: Canva/Getty Images