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10 MOST and LEAST Destructive Dogs

by Vanessa Ryan

A new study by the insurance firm PayingTooMuch.com reveals that Chihuahuas do more damage than any other dog breed. Other findings:

- 57% of dog owners have come home to a trail of destruction

- 13% of people say their pet has caused damage to someone elses property

- 20% of people regret getting their pet


Top 10 Most Destructive Dogs (Lifetime cost in damage)

Chihuahua ... $1,468

Dachshund ... $1,373

Boxer ... $1,329

Dalmatian ... $1,314

Bulldog ... $1,270

Great Dane ... $1.171

Husky ... $1,137

Beagle ... $1,031

Pointer ... $1,019

German shepherd ... $951


Top 10 Least Destructive Dogs (Lifetime cost in damage)

Staffordshire bull terrier ... $301

West highland white terrier ... $308

Yorkshire terrier ... $383

Spaniel ... $390

Whippet ... $425

Shih tzu ... $469

Labrador ... $474

Jack Russell ... $539

Rottweiler ... $586

Sheepdog ... $588

Vanessa rescued her Chihuahua Max, (pictured above) and he hasn't done a dollar worth of damage.

Is your dog a destroyer of your things?

~BS and Vanessa