In The Intelligence of Dogs, professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia Stanley Coren examined the ratings of canine obedience judges of 110 breeds. Using that information, we observe the least intelligent dogs by the intelligence of obedience. The Border Collie is widely considered to be the smartest breed of dog in the world (with the Poodle in second place). If some breeds of dogs are the smartest, it makes sense that some breeds of dogs are the dumbest, right? A search on the Internet for the dumbest dog breeds will bring up numerous lists of breeds that people think are less intelligent in some way.
Hounds like Basset Hounds, Beagles and Bloodhounds can sniff out just about anything. Sighthounds can detect their prey by making the slightest movement and chase it quickly. A Border Collie is much more trainable than a Bloodhound, but a Bloodhound is far superior in scent tracking than a Border Collie. Everyone has different abilities, but they excel in their own way.
The Afghan dog tops the list of dumbest dog breeds according to The Intelligence of Dogs, but Afghan lovers surely disagree. Afghans are sighthounds, which means they were bred to hunt with their extraordinary speed and sight. Like many sighthounds, Afghans can be distant, meaning they can be a little distant and reserved, especially with strangers. They can also be stubborn and independent.
Because of these traits, Afghans are not easy to train, but that doesn't mean they are dumb. They just prefer to think for themselves and do things on their own terms. You may have to be more creative when it comes to training an Afghan, but his elegance, regal air and devotion to his humans make him special companions. Another hound, the Borzoi is an independent freethinker.
This breed enters the list of dumbest dog breeds, since they can also be stubborn. The training of a Borzoi is an exercise in patience. Borzois seem to work better with frequent and short training sessions than with one-hour classes. In the house, they are generally very polite, calm, clean and quite affectionate, especially with their special people.
Like the Pekingese, the Basset Hounds can be a little loose. This could be partly due to their long, short bodies or their relaxed personalities. Bassets can be a little stubborn, and like their hound cousins, the hounds and the Beagles, bassets can have trouble ignoring the incredible scents that surround them long enough to focus on learning. However, Bassets want to please their people and are very motivated by food, so they respond well to training.
However, don't confuse Basset's carefree personality with a lack of intelligence. They are bright and affectionate dogs. The Basset Hound, like many dogs on this list, is skilled at a multitude of things, especially in its greater sense of smell. They have great instinctive intelligence, which is why they are such good hunting companions.
However, they are not the smartest when it comes to acquiring new skills. This, along with its drooping facial features, has led many to believe that the Basset Hound is unintelligent. Luckily, the Basset Hounds are naturally a devoted and educated companion, even if they are not the first to learn an impressive new trick. Like the Basset Hound, the Bloodhound is an excellent hunting dog with an unparalleled nose.
Many argue that this ability alone proves that this breed cannot be classified as “stupid”. However, it's no secret that training a Bloodhound can be a long and difficult process. The Afghan Hound is an ancient breed, beloved for its docile and affectionate personalities, who have often been described as “cat-like”. Their independent and distant nature leads to a generally disobedient puppy that can be difficult to educate and train.
Training an Afghan Hound Requires Commitment and Strength. The Shih Tzu is a small toy dog breed that was a favorite of royalty for centuries. Its popularity has endured to this day as the twentieth most popular breed of dog, according to the American Kennel Club. They have endured as a coveted companion lapdog who has little need to learn new tasks or excel in obedience.
Generations of Shih Tzu have more than fulfilled this purpose, but they have left something to be desired in the area of their intelligence and training capacity, skills that were not necessarily to fulfill their function within a royal family. The Pekingese is a small to medium-sized puppy who is very loyal to his family. While they love to be adored, the Pekingese tends to have a dominant and independent personality. This makes them especially difficult to train.
The Basenji is a unique, medium-sized breed that is ranked 87th in popularity, according to the AKC. Despite this low ranking, many owners of Basenji are completely dedicated to the breed. They can be quite temperamental and generally like to keep themselves. Their independence makes it difficult to train them.
They are not very good at learning new things and may have difficulty remembering orders. The hypoallergenic Basenji is much happier getting dressed or looking out the window for hours on end. They don't exactly like to attend a training class where they're asked to remember things. The Beagle is a very adorable and adorable dog that may not necessarily be “dumb” but is difficult to train.
This is mainly due to their independent and sometimes mischievous personalities. You don't want to sit for long periods of time to learn a new trick. The Borzoi and the Afghan Hound have similar personalities in that both have been described as “feline” in their behaviors. In fact, many owners of Borzoi would say that this breed is even more independent and distant than the Afghan hound.
Like English mastiffs, the Bullmastiff is also a stubborn breed and not necessarily one of the dumbest dog breeds. The parent breeds of Bullmastiff (Bulldog and Mastiff) are on our list of the ten least intelligent dogs. Bullmastiff like English mastiffs are gentle giants. While they don't always listen to you and often do things in their spare time, they are incredibly sweet and compassionate dogs, who make excellent family companions and guardians of their home.
It was inevitable to write this list after publishing the 10 smartest dogs. With the good comes the bad and with the smart comes the stupid. With every positive quality comes a negative. Yes, this applies to dog breeds, however absurd it may seem.
You've probably seen or heard of how smart some dogs are. These dogs are usually the ones that take the center of attention. In general, everyone wants a smart dog that can be trained to do things that most dogs can't. On the other hand, some people don't.
At the top of the list is the Basset Hound. You can find this breed sporting droopy eyes and long ears that crawl on the ground when walking. These dogs have a very keen sense of smell and can pick up odors that most dogs cannot. Despite the fact that this breed of dog lacks intelligence, they are very friendly dogs and dedicated to their owners.
The Basset Hounds aren't the brightest dogs in the group, but they have a great temperament and are great with people. Although you may get stuck repeating “sit, talk or other commands” to a Basset Hound, this breed of dog is perfect for an owner looking for a well-behaved dog. Another breed of dog that has proven to be very difficult to train is the Beagle. Although these dogs are very cute and cuddly, they can easily carry you around the wall, especially when you try to train them to do certain things.
Beagles cannot necessarily be considered stupid dogs, but they are very independent, which makes training much more difficult than with many other breeds of dogs. This breed is always sure to provide love and attention to its owner, especially after the long day of learning to cut. Beagles are generally small to medium sized dogs and are great with children and other dog breeds, but not with cats. The intelligence charts of dogs are based on the ability to learn tricks.
Some hunting dogs fall into the category of obedient. Other hunters have the kind of intelligent intelligence that solves puzzles (and they can be very cunning). The stereotype of hounds is fox hunting: being smarter than a fox requires more than a sense of smell. The hounds were bred for big game hunting.
Two or three bloodhounds can knock down a deer, and they make a lot of noise. As a hunter (human), you just have to get on your horse and keep up (listening). My English mastiff doesn't do tricks, he's not that smart but that's good. He comes to work 8 hours a day, travels 3 hours and does not get bored.
He has never broken anything. It is not trying to escape to discover new things, it is sweet and fun. It weighs 180 and is small for a mastiff, but will live longer. I have a basset hound, it's extremely smart.
If it comes to getting food, your problem solving is through the roof. She's a little stubborn, which makes training a total pain in the ass, but she's not dense, she just won't say “how high” when you ask her to jump. Traits such as stubbornness and independence have nothing to do with the level of intelligence. Instead, this list should have been titled The 10 Most Stubborn and Independent Dogs.
I have to agree with the beagles. My father has one, and that dog is very stupid. It can be difficult to train chihuahuas. In many countries, the Beagles are trained to detect drugs.
I have a Pekingese and he's not a stupid dog at all. He is very independent and extremely loyal to me. It wasn't that difficult to train either. It's stubborn sometimes, but I still want it anyway and I wouldn't want it any other way.
This list may be in the most difficult order to train, but either way, this post is so wrong, beagles are some of the smartest dogs, that is why they are difficult to train because they know they don't have to do things, check dogs 101 for real advice We have had several English mastiffs, yes they are really fools. They're so dumb it's funny. However, it is not very difficult to train. We never try to teach them many tricks, but basic ones like coming, sitting, staying and lying down, which they learn quite quickly.
They are super sweet and very longing to please. Probably one of the sweetest breeds I've ever encountered. However, they are still excellent guard dogs. Most people are terrified of them.
They don't even have to bark. Please read at least a little* about breeds before writing about them. There's a difference between stubborn, lazy and stupid. Several breeds you mentioned are heavy, lazy or slow, but they are far from being unintelligent.
Oh, you're right that a mastiff reaches 130 pounds. They usually do this when they are between 6 and 8 months old. Didn't you even read any breed standards before you wrote this ridiculous fluff? Total failure Our beagle that we got after 2 years of a rescue. He does anything for treats, I mean anything (apart from returning once from lead) He can close and open doors when ordered, he can put clothes that are lying on the floor in the washing machine basket on demand.
Honestly, learn anything for goodies. In reality, this list is very inaccurate. In fact, dogs that are harder to train may be smarter, as they challenge why you ask them to do so. Most of the dogs on this list are extremely intelligent, especially beagles and basenjis.
Sorry, but what you're looking for in terms of the title is not “the 10 stupidest dogs* d”. are “the 10 most difficult dogs to train. and then there are still races here that don't belong here. But no, not all breeds are good for first-time owners, and several of these are more “advanced” breeds.
I owned a mastiff and was very intelligent as well as protective. We always said that it was like a human in the body of a dog, this is how you train a dog, not the breed. A golden retriever can be silly if he is not properly trained. The published description of the food is more like a pomeranian than that of a chow.
The picture is correct, but the description and attitude are exactly like a Pom. I think the author needs to seriously investigate what he is posting before he posts incorrect information. The smallest food I've ever seen is 40 pounds, and it's usually much closer to 50 pounds for a small female. My male weighed almost 90 pounds and was considered a larger feed.
They are not small, and everyone knows that chows are not dogs that bark often, and barking would definitely NOT describe the sound. It's a deep, full-breasted *WOOF*, and when you hear it, you're going to take a look at it. I ate my first meal for 3 weeks before I heard it bark, and I didn't know what the hell that sound was. However, one thing I don't agree with your comment is that it seems to imply that the harder it is to train a dog, the smarter it is because it “thinks for itself”.
This is true in some cases, but in general it is a very simplistic and naive general statement. It really depends on what the dog was bred to do. Most herding dogs are very intelligent and very trainable, because they were selected to be intelligent and respond to their owners. Other dogs, such as Siberian huskies and malamutes, were bred to be independent and intelligent; their senses are better than humans, so they were bred to think independently, because if their owner ordered to drive their sled through dangerous conditions, they are independent enough to ignore your order if they feel it.
will lead them to danger. Toy dogs were bred to be companion and show dogs and therefore intelligence was not as important as size and appearance. The Beagles, Basset Hounds and Bloodhounds were selected for their noses and for their physical characteristics that helped their hunting ability. Therefore, you need to look at the breed and what it was bred for, not just the training capacity (or the lack of it).
The chows weigh between 50 and 70 pounds and were guard and working dogs. I think maybe you were looking for a chihuahua. Puppy my dog is very socialized from the start when I got them at the age of 8 weeks. I said it, basset hounds are very unintelligent, my friend owns 1 and they are so clumsy, but at the same time they are the 1 of the cutest dogs I have ever seen Calling any of these dogs unintelligent is a little too much.
I have worked with several chow chows through my volunteer work and I haven't found any of them to be unintelligent. I had a friend who owned a Beagle and her dog was very intelligent. Many of these simple breeds take a little longer to train, not because they are stupid, but often because they can be very independent and stubborn. The list of the smartest dogs is all the dogs that learn the fastest and learn things the fastest.
Those races are often not as independent and stubborn as some races can be. The truth is that you have to base dog by dog. You can even have a dog on the smart list that isn't so smart. You don't have to be a rocket scientist that if someone wants a herding dog, they are going to choose a breed that has been bred for that specific job.
As for the Beagles, I've researched them because I wanted one, and yes, they're smart, but they're extremely stubborn and don't always stay focused. They are often diverted by aromas, which again, is not the fault of the dog, only the breed. I don't agree that the Basset Hounds are on this list. I have had bassets all my life and they are very intelligent dogs.
Most people confuse stupidity with being stubborn. They quickly realize things at a young age and, once they are well trained, they will do anything for you. They are not dumb, they are just independent and have the greatest personality. My 6-month-old English Bulldog is also very difficult to train, he is very “stubborn and stubborn”.
Sigh, any dog can be a brilliant friend or a horrible nightmare. The dumbest dog can learn up to 50 commands (words or gestures), the average dog owner only teaches five. Sit, stay, down, come and leave it. The Beagles aren't stupid, just stubborn.
I've had 2 at the same time, one was older and used to go scratching on the back door to get out, then when you got up to let it out, he ran to your seat and looked at you if you tried to move it. My other dog was 1 and a half years old when we arrived here and she already had 2 litters of puppies, but she was quite intelligent. We could let her out in the front yard and she would never run out and we could walk up here without a leash. But we had to bring them both down to the girl more recently.
But I really love beagles and I want another My boyfriend has a German shepherd and let me tell you that I wish we had an unintelligent dog. I swear to everyone that the dog understands every word in English. He knows too much and dominates everyone. Not to mention that he is only loyal to his master (my boyfriend) and doesn't pay attention to anyone else in the house.
I think I want a beagle like our next dog. There are as cute as Uno, who won last year's dog show %3D) German Shepards are definitely one of the smartest and most loyal dogs out there, however, going to Beagle is a big step down. The Beagles, if trained well, can be obedient and intelligent, but generally not so intelligent. I had two children, both were constant calamities in terms of injuries, but fun to watch and play with them.
The problem with the word “intelligent” is that it is used in relation to obedience. By that definition, a horse is smarter than a person. The problem with beagles is that they are more difficult to train because they often understand what is expected of them, but sometimes they choose not to obey. A laboratory is also an intelligent dog, however, its goal is to please your own objections.
I have a mix of beagle and english pointer and you can tell him to talk to you and he'll complain and bark. Understand body and verbal language. I'm 15 years old and I trained him. You just have to start with a puppy.
So my dog, I'm sure he's not unintelligent, don't take offense to your investigation. Not all dogs are the same, and these adorable puppies fall a little short in the intelligence department. These are the five least intelligent dog breeds. This is a unique breed, widely known as the “dog without barking”, instead of barking, it makes tyrolean noises.
Between that and their feline tendency to clean themselves, the Basenji don't score high on your classic canine trait test. Like the Lhasa Apso, the Tibetan Terrier tops the list of the least intelligent dog breeds. These dogs are fiercely loyal and protective of themselves. Despite being a terrier, they are quite gentle and reserved at home.
With their long, droopy ears and even droopier faces, the Basset Hounds don't exactly look like canine Einstein and they don't behave like that either. These dogs are notoriously difficult to train, which is partly due to their low IQ and partly to a total lack of motivation on their part. Not only that, but it is also one of the easiest breeds to distract, since any strange smell in the air will surely attract your attention. You may be able to teach a Basset Hound to track another animal, but good luck getting it to sit, stay or turn around.
Defenders of the Afghan hound will say that this dog is not a fool, just independent. However, at a certain point, those two traits become indistinguishable, and that is the sweet spot that the Afghan hound has carved out for itself. These fluffy creatures are best known for their purple tongues, but their miniature brains should also attract attention. Chow Chow are dogs that are extremely difficult to train, since they prefer to listen to demons on their shoulders than their owners in their ears.
Like the Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds are often too overwhelmed by the smells that surround them to focus on what is happening right in front of their noses. As a result, they can walk directly against a tree without thinking twice (or once). These doggies have extremely high opinions of themselves, but those opinions are not supported by their intellectual capacity. Pekingese people are used to being pampered, so they are not good at following orders, behaving well, or doing anything that requires basic skills.
However, the greatest indicator of their darkness is their inclination to start fights with other dogs. They will start the drama with any dog that crosses their path and when 95% of the dogs that approach you are twice your size, that is not a smart strategy. Bernards have more fuzz than brains and have more volume than fluff. These gentle giants think they weigh about 15 pounds, and they won't hesitate to curl up in your lap on the couch.
Better yet, they won't be bothered by your muffled screams for not being able to breathe. Beagles are like miniature Basset Hounds, and may even have a smaller version of Basset Hound's brain. They are just as stubborn and it can be extremely difficult to train them without proper experience with them. Borzois are like Afghan hounds, for better or for worse.
They're just as independent and distant (maybe even more so), and they're more than happy to ignore your orders if they don't fit their immediate plans. These dogs do not look or act smartly, but they are excellent at their job, which is to protect livestock from predators. The Great Pyrenees is a breed of mountain dog, and they were bred to protect their herd from possible threats. Several habits of this dog breed are similar to the way of life of a feline, which explains its total disregard for training.
Antique English shepherd dogs are very popular, and you've seen them in many on-screen movies like “Hook” and “The Little Mermaid”. Humans classifying certain breeds as the dumbest dog breeds isn't so much about actually measuring their intelligence as it is about not understanding the breed's particular abilities. The least intelligent dog breeds are usually the most stubborn, independent and strong-willed dogs. In fact, the Pekingese were called “sleeve dogs” because the members of the imperial household wore their beloved companions comfortably curled up in their voluminous sleeves.
Borzoi are not known for their eagerness to please, a trait that makes many other dogs easily trainable. These puppies are excellent guard dogs, so they are able to be well trained, but they also have terrible memories and trouble concentrating. . .