The 10 Most & Least Obedient Dog Breeds

#10. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus are the 20th most popular dog breed in the United States. They are cute dogs that stick around for a long time, usually between 10 and 18 years.

#9. Basset hound

The only other dog that can follow scents as well as the basset hound can is the coonhound. They don't like to be alone for long periods of time.

#8. Mastiff (tie)

Mastiffs are one of the largest dog breeds. If you can overcome its intransigence during training, a mastiff dog is peaceful and loving to its family.

#8. Beagle (tie)

Beagles were originally bred for pack hunting. Historians believe the breed name comes from "be'geule," the French word for their hunting noise.

#7. Pekingese

Pekingese are known for being strong-willed, independent, and hard to train. This breed is also known for being shy around strangers.

#6. Bloodhound

Bloodhounds are known as "sleuth seekers," and they can be interested in whatever their noses lead them to. This can make it hard to train them to obey.

#5. Borzoi

Even though borzois were bred to chase games, this can be stopped by teaching them to obey from a young age. 

#4. Chow chow

Chow Chows are very loyal, but they can also be hard-headed. They need to hear it often and right away.

#3. Bulldog

Bulldogs can also do better if they are socialized and trained when they are young. They chew all the time and like to play tug-of-war.

#2. Basenji

Basenjis do what they want when they want. They are fierce chewers and will eat anything left on the floor.

#1. Afghan hound

The Afghan hound has a strong sense of independence, which makes it hard to train.

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