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What dog breeds are notorious for being picky eaters?

I have a friend who raises King Charles Cavaliers. They are super cute dogs and she tells me they are the most like newborns of any breed. She also mentioned that they are known to be picky eaters. It made me stop and wonder what other breeds are known to be picky eaters.

You won't be surprised to realize that the breeds of dogs notorious for being picky eaters are usually smaller breeds, such as Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, Poodles and Yorkshire Terriers. These breeds can be prone to pickiness due to their smaller stomachs and higher metabolisms.

Other breeds, such as Bulldogs, may also be picky eaters due to their sensitive digestive systems.

Here is a list of the other 20 most picky breeds of dogs:

1. Chihuahua

2. Maltese

3. Pomeranian

4. Shih Tzu

5. Yorkshire Terrier

6. Dachshund

7. Bulldog

8. Beagle

9. Papillon

10. Poodle

11. Bichon Frise

12. Greyhound

13. Boxer

14. Akita

15. Australian Shepherd

16. Cocker Spaniel

17. Chow Chow

18. Havanese

19. Bullmastiff

20. Shar-Pei

Each of these breeds can be picky when it comes to their diet, and they may require different amounts of exercise, grooming, and training. It’s important to research the needs of the breed you’re considering before you make a decision. Be sure and check out my blog about the no-no's of table scraps. Good luck!


About the Author

Kristi Diaz MD

Kristi is a retired anesthesiologist who loves helping people take good care of their pets.


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