The least obedient dogs are often the independent, stubborn dogs who are slow to learn new commands. These dog breeds fall into the “Lowest Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence” in “The Intelligence of Dogs” book. Here are the 10 least obedient dog breeds.
#1 – Afghan hound
The Afghan Hound is a hunting dog originating from Afghanistan. They are an ancient breed with a regal appearance. The Afghan Hound has long and silky coat, very low shedding and is considered hypoallergenic. The Afghan Hound is also an intelligent, loyal and devoted companion. However, they have independent thinking and relatively slow “obedience intelligence” (the lowest rank for Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence in “The Intelligence of Dogs” book).
#2 – Basenji
The Basenji is a small hunting breed, native to Democratic Republic of the Congo. Basenji does not bark, they express their feelings by an odd sound described as something between a chortle and a yodel. And because of that Basenji is also known by the other name “African barkless dog”. The Basenji is an intelligent, energetic dog, alert, quite reserved with strangers, and may not get along with non-canine pets. however, their stubborn and independent nature make them not easy to train. This breed is also among the “Lowest Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence” in “The Intelligence of Dogs” book.
#3 – English Bulldog
English Bulldog, also known as Bulldog, is a medium-sized dog breed originating in England. The English Bulldog is a short, muscular breed, with loose skin on the head, a snub nose, and small ears. They rarely bark, but because of their short snout, they often snort and wheeze. The English Bulldog is very friendly, kind, calm, patient, eager to please but they can also be stubborn which makes them a difficult dog to train. They rank 136th in the Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence” in “The Intelligence of Dogs” book. In addition, they are also quite lazy and like to sleep, so they need regular exercise and a balanced diet, to keep dog form.
#4 – Chow Chow
The Chow Chow is an aristocratic dog of Asia, with a look with ruffled fur around the head and neck that makes them look like a lion. The Chow Chow Chow is a dog who likes to be clean, is also quite as fastidious as a cat, and is also easy to destroy furniture, sometimes proved aggressive if not trained. Well-trained Chow Chow will not be fierce or confusing, they are always solemn, and loyal to their relatives, but they are also aloof from strangers. However, training Chow Chow is not easy because they tend to be independent and are especially stubborn as they age. And they are also dog breeds with low the “Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence”
#5 – Borzoi
The Borzoi is a Russian breed and their name comes from an old Russian word meaning fast. it is similar in shape to a greyhound, and is also a member of the sighthound family. In addition, Borzoi has also been called the Russian Wolfhound, but they are very calm and pleasant. The Borzoi is an affectionate, loyal, independent, gentle and highly sensitive dog. Most Borzois rarely bark and are quite reserved with strangers. This breed is also among the “Lowest Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence” in “The Intelligence of Dogs” book.
#6 – Bloodhound
The Bloodhound is a large scent hound, famous for its ability to distinguish human scents in great distances, even days later. With a keen sense of smell and strong tracking ability this breed is often used to find missing people and lost pets. The Bloodhound has a long, wrinkled face with loose skin, huge, drooping ears. The Bloodhound is gentle, friendly, affectionate, independent, inquisitive, easygoing dog and they are usually not tired of following the scent. The Bloodhound is also an independent think dog and some Bloodhounds can be stubborn. The Bloodhound rank 133th in the Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence” in “The Intelligence of Dogs” book.
#7 – Pekingese
The Pekingese is a breed of toy dog, originating in China. They are also known by other names as “Lion Dog” because they have long fur covering their neck and chest like a lion’s mane. Pekingeses are loyal, affectionate, confident, charming, alert dogs and can be considered good watch dogs. However, the Pekingese is an independent thinker and can sometimes be stubborn. The Pekingese is also among the “Lowest Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence” in “The Intelligence of Dogs” book. In addition, Pekingeses are also low to moderate energy dogs and spend a lot of time sleeping.
#8 – Beagle
The Beagle is a small scent hound (are a type of hound that primarily hunts by scent rather than sight) originating from England. The Beagle is loved by many people and popular among families in the United States because of its cute, friendly, gentle, fun, easy-going and characteristics to create a great family dog. However, the Beagle is a very difficult dog to train because they are single-minded, determined and very easily distracted by the smell around. The Beagle rank 131th in the Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence” in “The Intelligence of Dogs” book.
#9 – Basset Hound
The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog originating from France. Basset Hound has a large, domed head with very long soft ears, loose skin and sad eyes. The Basset Hound is a friendly, playful and outgoing dog, tolerant of other pets and great companion for children. However, The Basset Hound is also very stubborn and highly sensitive making them difficult to train. The Basset Hound rank 136th in the Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence” in “The Intelligence of Dogs” book. In addition, Basset Hounds also spend a lot of time on sleeping, they can sleep anywhere, and whenever.
#10 – Shih Tzu
The Shih Tzu is also known as the Chinese Lion Dog, a small breed originating from China. They have a straight, silky coat and this coat has minimal shedding, and Shih Tzu is also considered a dog that does not aggravate allergy symptoms. The Shih Tzu is affectionate, loyal, outgoing, playful, alert, and sometimes stubborn. In terms of training, the Shih Tzu is a highly trainable breed, but they are also easily stubborn when training so they need an appropriate training method. The Shih Tzu is also among the “Lowest Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence” in “The Intelligence of Dogs” book.