As many people are finding out with the pandemic, dogs feel most comfortable when someone is home. When we leave, all heck may break loose as we also have come to find out.
Our doodle gets into the trash, doesn't like to eat and sleeps near the door when we leave. Is the doodle on the list?
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Please see the list of the top 10 dogs that have anxiety.
The Vizsla, a breed originally from Hungary, are known as the ultimate in 'attached at the hip dogs' as they stick so closely to their owner's side. They hate being left alone for even a short while. They also have a lot of energy!
Another breed of 'attached at the hip dog' the Dalmation shouldn't be left alone for more than two hours. If they suffer from separation anxiety you'll know because they'll destroy anything they can get their paws on.
3. Golden Retriever
One of the most popular dogs is also prone to loneliness - if your Lab is suddenly barking and chewing then you may need to spend more time with them.
4. Border Collie
The Border Collie is one of the most active, smart and fast breeds of dog - bred to be out and about with their master herding sheep and enjoying every minute of it. Their high energy levels and intelligence mean they need a huge amount of stimulation and regular lack of company will lead to separation anxiety very quickly... which adds to their need for people!
5. Cocker Spaniel
The Cocker Spaniel makes a loving family pet but they are particularly prone to separation anxiety if all the members of their family leave the home at the same time. Hire a babysitter for this one!
Much like the other small dogs, the Havanese is breed created to be a lapdog and desire human companionship above all else. Leaving this breed alone for too long is a recipe for disaster. Don't do it!
7. Australian Shepherd
Another active, fast working breed, a lack of activity and company tends to make the Australian Shepherd bored and anxious.
This goes for any Doodle really. Goldendoodle, labradoodle, Saint Berdoodle, Berniedoodle... you name it. All doodles prefer someone in the house. Plus as many of you know. They can be a bit crazy sometimes. :) ATTENTION DOODLE MOMS AND DAD's. Check out our awesome Doodle apparel at barkingdoodle.com and get 20% off with code Doodle20.
9. German Shepherd
German Shepherds may have a reputation as a tough working dog, but they grow very strong bonds with their owners and are surprisingly sensitive. If you've been taking your German Shepherd for extra long walks over lockdown, a sudden halt to them will confuse and upset your pet.
Small man's complex and separation anxiety. Chihuahuas are perfect dogs for those living in flats but they really hate being left alone. A Chihuahuas missing human company can become destructive or even aggressive when left behind at home.