We've had the favorite dogs and least favorite dogs...how about discussing particular traits of your dogs breed that other people might find hard to live with? I'll start with my Hounds... They solve problems. Constantly. They learn how to open cabinets, food bins, break out of crates and much more. They can think in multi-stages, two, three and sometimes four steps to accomplish their goal. They will manipulate their environment to achieve their goals, sometimes using tools. They will change their behavior patterns in an instant to manipulate their humans. They like to listen to their own voices. And they bark at a pitch and timbre and volume that makes you cringe. If not specifically trained to not bark, they will bark loudly and often. There is a reason that so many pharaoh hounds are de-barked. (not something I agree with, but there's a bunch of people that disagree with me.) They cannot be trusted off lead unless in a fenced yard. They can and will leap a 5 or even a 6 foot fence without much difficulty. Sometimes they do it just to see if they can. They can and will chase and kill anything small and fuzzy. If not socialized from a very early age, they will kick into prey drive around chis, yorkies, other toy -sized dogs, including shih-tzus, maltese and other furry, fuzzy cuddly companions. Don't get one if you have a pet rabbit. Their name in Malta is "Kelb tal-fenek" which means "rabbit dog" and they instinctively KNOW this and know it well. They aren't, in general, a cuddly, cozy, live to be petted breed. Some are nothing more than love-bugs, most don't really care. PHs love to ignore people they meet. They live for it. I think they actually prefer to ignore people than to be overtly friendly. They will make up their minds eventually- whether they like the person or not. A first greeting is a good one if the dog even walks up to the person and sniffs them, most of the time new people don't even get that. Conversely, a friend of a PH is a friend for life. They don't forget anyone they like. After two years they'll still remember someone they knew as a puppy. In general PHs don't forget anything. Once they learn something it stays with them. In accordance with this, they are very keen and observant. If something in their environment changes and they don't see it happen, they may become alarmed at it and bark until the situation is rectified. (They need to see if you're moving furniture around, cutting trees down in the backyard, adding a new planter inside, or even hanging decorations. Silly, huh?) So that's just a preliminary list...but plenty of reasons why someone that's not prepared should NOT get a pharaoh hound. How about your breeds? What quirks or tendencies do they have that would turn off others?