World’s Least Obedient Dog Breeds

All dogs need love, attention, and training, but some breeds need a little more than others. Every kind of dog has its own pros and cons. That doesn’t make any breed less lovable, but these 10 dog breeds may need a lot more patience and obedience training than others. These dog breeds tend to be the least obedient because they are smart, independent, and stubborn. If you train one of these breeds well, you should get a prize.

1: The Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound was made to run after prey over long distances all day long. These dogs couldn’t just ask their owner where to look for the prey. Instead, they had to think for themselves. These days, people show these traits by being aloof and on their own.

They make up for the fact that they don’t listen by being very loving and loyal. Owners of this respectable breed say that no amount of training will stop the breed’s natural instinct to hunt and chase after prey. They need to run and chase at least a few times a week, so they need to be able to run free in a large, secure area at least a few times a week. It can be hard to get them to listen to you instead of always looking for something to chase.

No. 2: Chow Chow

People say that Chow Chows are very much like cats. They are distant, quiet, independent, dignified, smart, and set in their ways. Because they are so stubborn, you have to work hard to get them to do what you want them to do unless you can convince them that it is something they want to do.

Chow Chow puppies that don’t get much socialisation are also more likely to become territorial and aggressive towards people or dogs outside of their immediate family. This can make them great guard dogs, but they can be dangerous if you take them anywhere else. It’s hard to show them that not every stranger is out to hurt your family.

3 – Basenji

The Basenji is a lot like a cat, just like the Chow Chow. They were raised to hunt on their own, just like the Afghan Hound. “Barkless dog” is a name for them, but that doesn’t mean they are quiet. People say that they sound like a cross between a chortle and a yodel. Your neighbours might not find that sound as cute as you do.

Early socialisation and training are important. Because they have a lot of energy and can’t focus for long, it’s hard for them to pay attention to training. The good news is that you can use their strong desire to play to train them in ways that are good for them.

4 – Bulldog

Bulldogs had to be stubborn to drive cattle to the market and take part in the dangerous sport of bull-baiting. This trait has been passed down to today’s Bulldogs.

Even though they are no longer aggressive, they do what they want, when they want, and at their own pace. It can be hard to get them to go for a walk, but it’s important to do so because Bulldogs are especially prone to obesity, which makes some of the other health problems they are prone to worse. Even though Bulldogs are cute, they are also said to be slow to learn.

Bloodhound is #5.

Bloodhounds were made to track down deer and boar, so they had to be able to think for themselves while hunting. Without the right training, the Bloodhound’s strong sense of independence can make it hard to train. Bloodhounds will follow their noses to the ends of the earth, and they have a lot of energy.

Dogtime says that the Bloodhound is “the definition of the word stubborn.” With a lot of training, exercise, and patience, the Bloodhound can become a sensitive, tolerant family dog. Many people think the name “blooded” comes from the fact that the dogs were first kept by royalty as status hounds.

6 – Pekingese

The Pekingese was made to be a lap dog for the kings and queens of China. It was never meant to do an obedience drill or an agility course. They have a sense of self-importance that makes them think you are their king or queen instead of the other way around. This makes it hard to train them.

They are very smart, but they are also strong-willed and independent. They love their families, but they might not like strangers or other dogs. They need to learn how to get along with other people and behave from a very young age.

7 – Dachshund

Dachshunds were made to hunt boar, badgers, rabbits, and foxes, among other animals. They are brave, strong, and independent. They have a bad reputation for being hard to train and housebreak. They are smart and active, and they need things to keep their bodies and minds busy.

Boredom can exacerbate disobedience. They were raised to dig tunnels to catch badgers, so they may want to dig up your yard to do what they were raised to do. They love to bark, too. Dachshunds can be kept from being bad by giving them puzzle toys.

8 – Welsh Terrier

The Welsh Terrier, like many of the other breeds on this list, was made to hunt on its own. Since they were raised to think for themselves, they don’t like being told what to do. Welsh Terriers are always ready to play and have a lot of energy.

They also like to figure things out, and if you don’t give them enough to think about, they might figure out how to get into the trash or find your favourite shirt to tear up. Welsh Terriers like to be on top of tables and other furniture, just like cats. They also have a tendency to bark and dig.

9 – Borzoi

If you thought that a dog that was raised to hunt wolves would be independent and not want to please people, you would be right. This is how the Borzoi is. The Borzoi, which used to be called Russian Wolfhounds, will chase anything it can and doesn’t care much about what you want it to do. From what the AKC says:

“They can be stubborn in a quiet, cat-like way, and the best way to train them is with patience, consistency, and a sense of humour.”

Because they have a strong need to chase things, they need to be on a leash or run in an area with good fencing. This isn’t the kind of dog you can just let walk along with you on a hike.

10 – Beagle

Beagles were made to follow their noses all day to find small game, so it can be hard to get them to listen to you instead of their noses. Because they are stubborn and always want to do what they think is right, you have to be creative to train them.

They were also made to bay when hunting so that hunters could follow the sound of their pack of dogs. Your Beagle won’t care what time of day it is if he sees something outside the window he wants to chase. They need to move around a lot so they don’t turn out to be bad.

12 thoughts on “World’s Least Obedient Dog Breeds”

    • Hah here we go with the sensitivity that comes with everything these days. It’s a harness and I’m sure an expensive one leather it’s more comfortable for the pup. It’ll be ok Toni

  1. This seems biased. Where’s the Alaskan Malamute? They’re loyal to the death. They were so loyal the 8nuits would leave them alone with their children when they went hunting.

    • Hah here we go with the sensitivity that comes with everything these days. It’s a harness and I’m sure an expensive one leather it’s more comfortable for the pup. It’ll be ok Toni

    • Totally disagree! Parson Russel and Jack Russel Terriers are some of the brightest and most obedient dogs on the planet. Unless your referring to those who have trained their humans!


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