Dogs you shouldn't leave alone: Popular breeds

Adopting or buying a dog involves careful decision because many factors might effect the canine and owner's lives. 

 The amount of time a pet owner spends away from home during the day is critical to predisposed pets' separation anxiety.

Due to the deep attachment between a pet and its owner and repeated separations, any dog breed might develop separation anxiety. In a Daily Mail interview, behavioral scientist Lorna Winter identified six breeds that struggle.

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Breeds prone to separation anxiety and loneliness include: Dog breeds include Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, Beagles, Australian Shepherds, French Bulldogs, and Border Collies.

The symptoms of separation anxiety in dogs vary, but in severe situations, the dog may act destructively to vent its tension. 

Destructive behavior may involve indoor elimination, self-harm through excessive grooming, or furniture damage. Barking, howling, and growling are prevalent, as are eating disorders.

Although upsetting, separation anxiety can cause heart problems in dogs, which are hazardous. Excessive stress can cause dog heart attacks.

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