Don’s Tips: Dog Dumpage

Last month we looked at the small fluffy white dog breeds and it emerged that the West Highland White Terrier was the best one for families and that the Maltese was the worst.

Due to feedback asking for more information on other breeds, we are now looking at the ten breeds most surrendered to the RSPCA due to problems with the dogs.

The least satisfactory breeds were:

Maltese (the most dumped) followed by:

The Australian Cattle dog

Australian Silkie Terrier

Maremma Sheepdog


Fox Terrier

Alaskan Malamute

English Setter

German setter

And the Jack Russell Terrier

The ten best breeds (i.e. least dumped) are:

West Highland White Terrier

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Hungarian Vizla


Airedale Terrier

Welsh Corgis


British Bulldog

Shetland Sheepdog

Bernese Mountain Dog

& the Schnauzer (all types)

For more information on our research on dog breeds & to see the video go to: and search for Dog Dumpage.