Lets face it, some dog breeds are smarter than others. When dog lovers purchase breeds that are low on the intelligence chain, they often get animals that are extremely difficult to train. These dogs require significantly more training time than more intelligent breeds. We all prefer certain breeds for different reasons. Intelligence is not always the deciding factor when we choose our beloved pooch. If you want a dog that is smart and easy to train, there are eight breeds that should be avoided.
1.Afghan Hound – The Afghan Hound is a medium sized dog with a long lean build. They can weigh between 50 and 60 pounds. It originates from Afghanistan and has a gentle docile nature. The Afghan Hound has a really long coat that needs to be washed weekly to minimize matting.This breed has a life expectancy of 12 to15 years.
2. Basenji – This is a small dog that originates out of Africa. It can weigh up to twenty four pounds at maturity. The Basenji have erect ears, short hair and a curly tail. These dogs are very independent and they don’t like getting wet.
3.Bulldog – This breed originates from England. They are short and thick in build. The Bulldog is extremely powerful and has skin that sags all over. This breed usually weighs between forty and fifty pounds at maturity. Because some breeders make it a point to breed Bulldogs for aggressive tendencies, care should be taken when choosing one as a pet.
4.Chow Chow – Originating from China, it is said that the chow is the oldest breed of dog in the world. The Chow is easily recognized by it’s distinctive lion-like appearance and short broad features. The Chow is very independent, and can sometimes be indifferent where training is concerned.
5.Borzoi – The Borzoi also referred to as the Russian Wolfhound, originates from Russia. The Borzoi have a mid length wavy coat. They have a quiet, sensitive temperament, and can weigh as much as 100 pounds at maturity.
6.Bloodhound – The Bloodhound Originates from Belgium. This breed is easily recognized by its excessively drooping skin and sad look. The bloodhound has a keen sense of smell and often used by authorities to track humans. This dog can weigh up to 110 pounds at maturity. The Bloodhound has a strong will, and can often be difficult to train.
7.Pekingese – This small toy dog originates from china, weighing between 7 and 14 pounds at maturity. The Pekingese is extremely stubborn and can be difficult to train. If they are not socialized as puppies, the Pekingese will not get along with strange people, or other dogs.
8.Mastiff – The English Mastiff originates from England and has square, thick, features. This dog is gigantic and will easily weigh over 315 pounds at maturity. The Mastiff is kind, sensitive, and overprotective.