Chewing Fanatics: 18 Dog Breeds That Love to Chew Everything

Ever wondered why dog owners can’t have nice things? It’s mostly because their canine companions are on a never-ending quest to sample every household item. But which dogs turn this sampling into a full-time chewing career?

1. Labrador Retriever

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The Labrador Retriever, a beloved family dog, doubles as a freelance furniture tester, ensuring no couch cushion remains unturned—or unchewed.

2. Golden Retriever

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Similar to their Labrador cousins, Golden Retrievers approach home decor with a simple motto: “If it fits in my mouth, it’s probably edible.”

3. Beagle

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Beagles, those adorable hounds with the pleading eyes, will plead ignorance after devouring your latest pair of sneakers. It’s their nature, after all, to explore the world one bite at a time.

4. Boxer

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Boxers are the toddlers of the dog world; if it’s within reach, it’s going in their mouth. Hope you didn’t like that remote control too much.

5. Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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Staffies take the “bull in a china shop” metaphor a bit too literally, especially if that china shop is actually your living room.

6. American Pit Bull Terrier

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Pit Bulls are enthusiastic about life, and their zest often extends to testing the durability of your possessions, from shoes to door frames.

7. Dachshund

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Dachshunds, with their elongated bodies and short legs, are perfectly engineered to reach into low-lying baskets and shelves, where shoes and books reside.

8. English Bulldog

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An English Bulldog’s philosophy is simple: Why bother chewing toys when there are much more interesting items, like your wallet or phone?

9. German Shepherd

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German Shepherds are known for their intelligence, which they often use to strategically plan the destruction of items you most value.

10. Jack Russell Terrier

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A Jack Russell’s energy must be directed somewhere, and if it’s not running, jumping, or playing, it’s definitely chewing.

11. Cocker Spaniel

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Cocker Spaniels are chewers with a taste for luxury—preferably your most expensive pair of designer shoes.

12. Border Collie

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Border Collies are problem solvers. If the problem is that your belongings are intact, they’ll solve it quickly.

13. Poodle

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Poodles may look posh, but they’re not above gnawing on your finest footwear. Consider it their review of your fashion sense.

14. Chihuahua

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Chihuahuas may be tiny, but their appetite for destruction (and your belongings) is mighty.

15. Australian Shepherd


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Australian Shepherds have a herding instinct, and apparently, household items need to be rounded up and chewed for proper management.

16. Siberian Husky

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Huskies are escape artists who often practice their craft on your personal belongings. Nothing like a husky-chewed passport the night before your international trip.

17. Rottweiler

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A Rottweiler might not start as a chewer, but give them a boring afternoon and your living room might just get a new doorway.

18. French Bulldog

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French Bulldogs often mistake your belongings for French cuisine. That book? Clearly, it tasted better than it read.

A Chewed-Up Conclusion

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If your home resembles a wasteland of chewed-up remnants, you might just have one of these breeds to thank. While endlessly amusing (at least in retrospect), managing these chewers requires patience, training, and a good sense of humour—and maybe a more robust shoe rack.

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