If you read the previous post, you’ll know that some dog breeds are exceptionally clever. If you’re looking for a dog to walk the blind, guard your house, or even herd your cattle, you now which breed to go for. But if you’re looking for a lap dog to sit and lick you all day, intelligence doesn’t really need to come into it. Here’s a list of the dogs that are the least likely to guard your house – or sit, or fetch, or lay. Move over Bordie Collie! This one’s for the least intelligent dog breeds (but just because they might come up a little short in the smart department, doesn’t make them any less loveable!)

 1. The Afghan Hound

The Afgham Hound is one of the oldest breeds of dogs known today but they also happen to be one of the hardest breeds of dog to train. This isn’t down to authority though – they don’t want to be the leader and “rule the roost” – they just don’t really want to listen to you! But it has been said what they might lack in intelligence is made up for in personality/
Afghan Hound Portrait
2. The Basenji
There’s a good chance you might have never even heard of this dog. Praised for their hunting skills in Central Africa, they are very energetic, loveable and can make good pets, for some! Most Basenji problems usually involve a mismatch between the owner and the pet. They are somewhat reserved, and don’t communicate much but at the same time can still form strong bonds with people. Due to their independence, they like to take care of themselves and that means they can often be extremely hard to train.

3. The Bull Dog
Despite their name and the fact that they tend to snore REALLY loudly… and slobber… and drool.. these pups are some of the most gentle, affectionate, and friendly pets to own. The problem with the Bulldog is although very courage, they can sometimes have a mind of their own. They would win a gold medal for companionship but they’d definitely loose when it comes to progression and training. Once they’re trained, they’re a piece of cake to look after but it’s getting there that’s the hard part. They’re pretty stubborn and when you talk to them, it almost seems they’re just looking right through you! But with patience, a Bulldog can be trained!

English Bulldog Portrait

4. The Chow Chow

The Chow Chow’s personality is very similar to that of a cat. They are very strong willed and quite often demand attention so their owners need to be even more strong willed! These dogs aren’t silly though, they are very dominant and can easily take charge of their owner if the owner isn’t assertive enough. They are of course on this list because the nature and personality of these dogs make them near impossible to train. But what they lack in training, they make up for in snuggling. Just check out their coat!

Chow Chow Closeup

5. Borzoi

If you are more of a “cat person” but your partner is more of a “dog person”, then the Borzoi could be the perfect pet! This breed of dog is extremely cat-like. They are very independent and free-thinking. Although they are not the most popular dog, they are very loyal dogs and can bring a lot of affection to your life. The only problem is these dogs are generally more concerened about themselves, which means they can be very hard to train!


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