Dog breeds that are overrated and underrated

10 Dog Breeds That Are Completely Overrated And Underrated

Getting a dog is a huge decision, don't let popular demand influence your decision.

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Dogs are a huge part of my life and they always will be. I've worked at a dog daycare for nearly two years and I have my own dog (which makes me a little biased). Needless to say, I've gotten to know my fair share of breeds, and the most common ones aren't as great as everyone makes them out to be.

1. Doodles- Overrated

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Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, aussidoodles, etc. These dogs can be real jerks. Yes, they're cute and soft, fluffy, and their curls make them bouncy and cute. HOWEVER, these dogs are incredibly smart and mischievous. They are hard to discipline, and if you let them get away with one thing, they'll completely run you over. These dogs need constant structure, or they'll turn out to be jerks. The ones that I've met are sweet and always want my love, but they know how to piss off the dogs around them. They pretty much have their own agenda.

2. Great Dane- Underrated

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Alright hear me out on this: they are the BIGGEST babies on earth. They just want your love and food and they will be loyal to you forever. They're huge which makes them a little terrifying, and their bark doesn't make them any less scary. Once you get to know a Great Dane, you have a hard time to not loving it.

3. Husky- Overrated

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To be fair, I've only worked with about 4-5 huskies and I have adored every single one of them. However, when people get a husky, they are ignorant to the kind of care huskies need, which makes it a terrible dog. A husky needs an outlet for them to release energy, and if they don't have that, they will tear apart your house. Along with this is discipline. Getting a husky good and tired is great, but you don't have to wear them out every time, you need to set boundaries and discipline for your husky or else they will tear up your house even while they are good and tired. They take a lot of work. Don't get a husky just because they're pretty and the only room you have to offer a husky is a tiny dorm room or apartment.

4. Basset Hound- Underrated

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These dogs are underrated big time. Yes, they have the bark that might make you go deaf, but the pros outweigh the cons. First, their mile-long ears are just as tall as they are so whatever they do, the ears are involved. Especially when drinking water. They are so cute and stout when they run around and play. They have lots of extra skin that is just so cute. They're loyal, loving, and just want all the pets you can give them. They're smart and very well-behaved. Treat your basset hound right, you will have an awesome dog.

5. Pitbull- Overrated

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No, these dogs are not aggressive. I'm not going there. They're sweet little cement blocks that just want to love you. These dogs have been through a lot when it comes to the abuse they endure and how strong they are. However, the whole "fight the power" and buying a Pitbull puppy from a breeder doesn't help anything. Adopting a Pitbull from a shelter who really needs a good home does help. Owning a Pitbull is becoming a fad that overlooks why it became an issue in the first place

6. Labrador Retriever- Underrated

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I have a lab, so yes, I'm very biased, but once you own a lab, you can't go back. These dogs have anxiety which gives people the impression that they're crazy. However, if you look past that, you see a loyal, cuddly, loving, and kid-friendly dog. These dogs are so sweet and gentle with kids and puppies, they will never deny your pets and love. They will always eat their food too. Their temperament is amazing and by far one of the best on the list of dogs I know.

7. Golden Retrievers- Overrated

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You were thinking it, I was thinking it but I'm just saying it. Marley & Me, Air Bud, and Air Buddies can prove how overrated Goldens can be. They're easy dogs to love with the best personality that is just so gosh darn cute. I would love to have one when I have my own family. They are the 'it' dog when you're thinking of ideas on a dog.

8. Dachshund- Underrated

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Dachshunds think they are as tall as the world which makes them so lovable. You won't find any other dog that will protect and own you like a Dachshund. They live forever if you keep them healthy and treat them well. You can scoop them up with one hand and they will never say no to cuddles.

9. German Shepherds- Overrated

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I love German Shepherds, don't get me wrong, but if you don't train, discipline, and socialize these dogs, they are the WORST. I cannot stress enough how important it is to socialize your dog and not keep them pent up in your apartment or room. They are very loyal and loving, and their social anxiety is a normal thing, but if you are getting one as your first dog, socialize, socialize, and socialize. Structure is so important.

10. Rottweilers- Underrated 

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How? Like pit bulls, these dogs get a bad rep, but they aren't as wanted as Pit bulls. Rottweilers will always be there for you like no other. Their big bodies do not stop them from wanting to get cuddles and love. They love to play, but they look scary, so people are reluctant to have one. Rottweilers are extremely protective of the people they love. They're great dogs to have as a puppy and grow up with your kids. However, if they are treated poorly, they won't be as great as I'm saying.

I love all of these breeds and will accept any form of love. Popular dogs do not mean that they will be the best pet. I always want people to think of the dog's best interest when wanting to get a dog. I'm not saying to not get a dog that I deem 'overrated.' I'm saying to look up information on a dog before proceeding to adopt/buy. We also need to appreciate the lesser breeds that aren't so popular. They're the best.

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Why Nursing School Is Different Than Any Other Major

Because most other majors can't kill someone accidentally by adding wrong.
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College is hard. Between studying for numerous amounts of tests and balancing eating, working out, maintaining a social life, and somehow not breaking your bank account, it’s no wonder a common conversation among students is “how many mental breakdowns did you have this week?” Every major will pose its own challenges; that’s truth. Nursing school, however, is a special kind of tough that only other nursing majors can understand.

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Nurses are the backbone and unsung hero of healthcare. Their job is to advocate for the patient, collaborate care among all other healthcare team members, carry out physician orders, recognize and report patient progress (or lack thereof), run interference for the patient with any unwanted visitors, research and validate evidence based practice, all while maintaining a certain aurora of confidence for patients and their loved ones that “everything will be okay” and “I’ve got this under control”. If that sounds like a lot; that’s because it is. The majority of skills that we learn that make good nurses cannot actually be taught in theory classes. It’s the hours of actual practice and a certain knack for caring for people- all people- that makes a good nurse great. The countless, unrelenting hours that are spent on the floor in clinical humble us, we know that we’re not great yet, but we’re trying.

Our professors expect us to be humble as well. Nurses do not seek gold stars for their actions, instead the precedence that is set for us to that we “do the right thing because it is the right thing to do”. Most nursing programs grading scales are different. To us, a failing grade isn’t actually getting a 69 or lower, it’s an 80. And that makes sense; no one would want a nurse who only understand 70% of what is happening in the body. We have to understand the normal body response, what happens when things go wrong, why it happens the way it does, and how to properly intervene. We want to learn, it interests us, and we know that the long theory classes and the hard days on the floor are just to make us better. However, any triumph, anytime you do well, whatever small victory that may feel like for you, it just what is supposed to happen- it’s what is expected, and we still have much to learn.

I look back on my decision to take on nursing school, and I often find myself questioning: why? There are so many other majors out there that offer job security, or that help people, or would challenge me just as much. But, when I think of being a nurse- it’s what fulfills me. There’s something that the title holds that makes me feel complete (and that same fact is going to resonate with anyone who wants to love their job). I wouldn’t change the decision I made for anything, I love what I am learning to do and I feel that it’s part of what makes me who I am. The other students who I have met through nursing school are some of the most amazing people I have ever come into contact with, and the professors have helped me understand so much more about myself than I thought possible.

Nursing is treating and understanding the human response. Meaning that it’s not just the disease process, or the action of the medication, or the care that we provide, but that nurses treat the way in which people deal, react, feel, and cope with good news, bad news, terrible procedures, hospital stays and being completely dependent on other people. And the fact of the matter is that all people are different. There is no one magic treatment that will always work for every patient. In addition to course work, the clinical hours, the passion and drive to want to be a nurse, and the difficulty that comes with any medical profession, we have to understand each individual patient, as people and not their illness. And, in order to do that so much self discovery goes on each day to recognize where you are and how you are coping with everything coming your way.

What is taught in nursing school goes far beyond just textbook information or step by step procedures. We have to learn, and quickly, how to help and connect with people on a level which most struggle to accomplish in a lifetime. It's a different kind of instruction, and it either takes place quickly or not at all. The quality of nurse you become depends on it. Nursing school is different, not harder or better than any other school, just different.

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Body Image Lessons That I Didn't Learn From A Professor

What I realized about body image my freshman year of college

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Girls usually struggle with self image in general. But the game changes when it's time to go to college. When you are constantly surrounded by your peers, you begin to compare all of the little things they do to you. You compare their bodies to yours. You try to figure out what they are doing that you're not. Or vice versa, why they don't have to do anything to look the way they do. But by the end of my first year, I realized that I would never be happy with myself if I kept thinking this way. So I recorded some realizations I had throughout the year that helped me to improve my body image.

My body is, and never will be the same as any other girl... and that's okay

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It can be so easy in college to compare your body to the girls that surround you. Like the one's live with and you see on a daily basis. There is no point in comparing apples to oranges, so why would you compare your body to a girl who was made completely different? So what you can't fit into her party pants, you can rock another pair just as well.

What works for her, might not work for me

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With different body types, comes different food and exercise needs. Some girls don't need to work out or eat healthy to keep a slim frame. Some girls are naturally muscular. Your routine needs to be catered to you, and there is no need to analyze what someone else eats or does to try to attain their stature. You have to do what feels right for YOUR body to have a good self image.

Don't spend too much time on istagram

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Obviously social media effects our body image because of how easily and frequently photos are edited and then presented for the most likes. So if there is a certain account that always makes you feel bad when you see their content, unfollow, and take that aspect out of your life. However, because social media is unavoidable you can't completely escape all the provoking images. So when scrolling, think positively about those who's pictures you see, don't compare, and be aware of the previous lessons.

It's okay for your body to fluctuate

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The weight and look of your body can easily fluctuate, It's just natural. And in the same way your life fluctuates, your body may follow along and thats not a big deal! In exam season, there might not be enough time to go to the gym everyday. Or during the holidays there might be an increase of indulgence in treats. But its all okay as long as your getting things done or enjoying life. The only time it becomes an issue if the fluctuations turn unhealthy.

Cut out the negativity

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If a friend is constantly complaining to you about their body, it can trigger distress in you, and set you back. So if someone else's body image issues are interfering with you mentally, you need to call them out on their B.S. or stop allowing them say those things in front of you.

Wear clothes that you feel comfortable in

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If you wear things that you feel comfortable in, then you wont constantly be thinking about how your stomach, legs, or arms look throughout the day. Wear something that you are confident in, even if it means wearing leggings every day of the week!

I'm not a little kid anymore, therefore my body is not going to look like one

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Curves and changes that come after high school can take anyone by surprise, but it's supposed to happen. You can't really be mad at biology...you can only find the beauty in it.

Everyone has their own insecurities

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Even if someone has your ideal body, odds are they still despise theirs. I have met friends in college that are stick skinny, yet are self conscious about it. I know curvy girls that are very insecure. And even an "average" body type has a thousand things that they nit-pick about themselves. No one has their dream body and never will, which is why I had to learn to love the little things about mine.

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