I'm a dog trainer and there's three breeds I'd never own -including 'demon' pet | The Sun

A DOG trainer has revealed the three breeds he would never own – including the "demon" pet.

Garrett King has offered advice to millions of people on the best tips for training up their hounds – including how to spot signs that your dog might be poorly.

The expert shares his useful guide to his TikTok account, American Standard K9, where he has 3.2m followers.

Gareth, who has years of experience, has since explained why he would never own three types of dogs.

The self-proclaimed "number one dog trainer" said he would stay clear of buying a Central Asian Shepherd, a Bloodhound and a "demon" Chihuahua.

He said: "Starting with number one, the Central Asian Shepherd, also known as the Alabi.



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"The males can get over 170 plus pounds and they are great livestock guardians.

"Problem is I don't have any livestock. Now if you have livestock at home then you might get this dog to help protect the flock.

"Number two, the Bloodhound.

"Now the males can get up to 110lbs, but it's not the size that concerns me, it's their oily skin.

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"That oily skin makes them stink like no other dog. I don't care how many baths you give them they just have a smell about them that's hard to get rid of.

"Number three, the Chihuahua.

"If I needed a 3lb demon from the underworld that served no other purpose than to sit on my lap and bite anything that comes within a three feet range of me, then I would get a Chihuahua.

"But it's a hard pass for me on that one."

The increase in advice around buying and owning a dog comes after a recent spate of attacks and fatal savagings.

Ian Price, 52, was mauled to death by two XL Bully dogs in Stonnall, Staffordshire, at the start of this month.

The dad-of-two had been trying to protect his elderly mum from them when they escaped from a property.

A 10-year-old boy was set upon by the same breed of dog as he played football outside his home.

The youngster was kicking a football around on his family's front drive, in Walsall, when the dog came out of nowhere and leapt on him.



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He was knocked to the ground, with the hound sinking its teeth into his arms and legs.

And just a few days before, an 11-year-old girl was attacked by an XL Bully in Bordesley Green, Birmingham.

Fatal dog attacks in 2023

Six people have died in dog attacks this year:

  • Natasha Johnston, 28 – killed by a pack of dogs in Surrey in January
  • Alice Stones, 4 –  attacked in her back garden in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire in February
  • Wayne Stevens, 51 – mauled by an "out-of-control" dog in Derby in April
  • Jonathan Hogg, 37 – savaged to death by an American XL Bully in Leigh in May
  • Woman in her 70s – mauled to death as she sunbathed in her Warwickshire garden
  • Ian Price, 52 – mauled by two XL Bully dogs in Stonnall, Staffordshire

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