We are sorry for making this list of 10 of the dumbest dogs, but it is inevitable after the cleverest list. And, they are not stupid, you know, they are just…more innocent, and truth to be told, they are cute as hell!
And, it’s not like the dumber dogs are less popular, some people, for instance, me, are totally in love with dumber dogs, because their silly looks and their dummy actions are what make me happy! They are so cute and so cheerful, I love them as much as I love smart dogs, they are just, different types.
10. Shih Tzu
Shih tzu originated in China. Although a Shih Tzu’s temperament varies from dog to dog, the breed has a personality and temperament that is loyal, affectionate, outgoing, and alert. Training and proper socializing must start at a young age for the Shih Tzu to obey basic commands.the Shih Tzu prefers to be close to its companions and will often offer strangers its affection. Due to its friendly nature, the Shih Tzu tends to interact well with other dogs and with children and adults. Shih Tzu dogs have been observed to get peevish if provoked, so an owner should be mindful when the dog is in the presence of children. Improper training can also result in nipping and biting. Shih Tzu dogs can also become needy and cry if not properly disciplined at the correct age. Shih Tzu make excellent house pets especially if one lives in an apartment or does not have a large garden as they require minimal exercise. Overall, they are friendly and outgoing companions.
And, their beautiful hair might need your careful attention!
9. Basset Hound
The Basset Hound is a friendly, outgoing, and playful dog. They are excellent companions for children because of their patient nature and tolerance. They can be extremely tolerant of children and other pets but, like all dogs, they require time and space to relax.
A common misconception is that Basset Hounds are “stubborn”. In reality, Basset Hounds are extremely food driven and easy to train. Bassets will not respond to punishment-based training, and are therefore described as “stubborn”. The fastest way to get to a Basset’s heart is through his stomach. Keep training fun and interesting, and offer delicious treats to keep them focused on the task at hand, since that nose can distract them very easily.
Bassets are scent hounds. Therefore you cannot expect them to ignore an interesting smell. Unless your basset has a very strong recall, he should be on a leash when out on daily walks to ensure his safety.
So, as long as you keep him safe and his stomach full, we are good.
The Beagle has an even temper and gentle disposition. Described in several breed standards as “merry”, they are amiable and typically neither aggressive nor timid, although this depends on the individual.
Beagles are intelligent but, as a result of being bred for the long chase, are single-minded and determined, which can make them hard to train. They can be difficult to recall once they have picked up a scent, and are easily distracted by smells around them. They do not generally feature in obedience trials; while they are alert, respond well to food-reward training, and are eager to please, they are easily bored or distracted. They are ranked 72nd in Stanley Coren’s The Intelligence of Dogs, as Coren places them among the group with the lowest degree of working/obedience intelligence. Coren’s scale, however, does not assess understanding, independence, or creativity.
In fact, they are patient with children, and that makes them great family dog.
The Pekingese (also known as the Lion-Dog, Pekingese Lion-Dog, Pelchie Dog, or Peke) is an ancient breed of toy dog, originating in China. They are called Lion-Dogs due to their resemblance to Chinese guardian lions (the Shih Tzu is also known as a Lion-Dog in Chinese). The breed was favored by royalty of the Chinese Imperial court as both a lap dog and companion dog, and its name refers to the city of Peking (Beijing) where the Forbidden City resides. The breed has several characteristics and health issues related to its unique appearance. Because of its desirable characteristics, the Pekingese has been part of the development of designer crossbreeds, such as the Peke-a-tese (crossed with Maltese).
This breed is gentle, but is tireless when following a scent. Because of its strong tracking instinct, it can be willful and somewhat difficult to obedience train and handle on a leash. Bloodhounds have an affectionate and even-tempered nature with humans, making excellent family pets. However, like any pet, they require supervision when around small children.
So, basically, they are not dumb, they are just…proud professions.
The borzoi is a quiet, but athletic and independent dog. Most borzois are almost silent, barking only very rarely. They do not have strong territorial drives and cannot be relied on to raise the alarm upon sighting a human intruder.
So, based on the Intelligence of Dogs, they are considered less obedient, borzois obeyed the first command less than 25% of the time.
But, this doesn’t mean that they are less intelligent, well, let’s just say, they are too proud to obey their owners!
4. Chow Chow
This breed of dog has many strong loyal bonds with friends and family, however the Chow Chow dog is usually overly protective of one or two main family member(s). It is in the breed’s nature to be quiet and well behaved, however, it is also resistant to training. Chow Chows become very stubborn and attach to certain individuals, as they age. This is why training them when they are puppies is so crucial because they gain respect for those who care for them.
Generally, Bulldogs are known for getting along well with children, other dogs, and pets. They can become so attached to home and family, that they will not venture out of the yard without a human companion. They are also more likely to sleep on someone’s lap than chase a ball around the yard.
Sounds great, right?
Basenjis have a strong prey drive. According to the book The Intelligence of Dogs, they are the second least trainable dog. However, Basenjis are extremely intelligent and respond to training that is consistent and positive with plenty of treats. Basenjis do not respond well to punishment, such as yelling and hitting, which can cause them to utter a warning growl.
I don’t think they are dumb at all! From this point of view, they are genius!
1. Afghan Hound
The temperament of the typical Afghan Hound can be aloof and dignified, but happy and clownish when it’s playing. This breed, as is the case with many sighthounds, has a high prey drive and may not get along with small animals. The Afghan Hounds’ reasoning skills have made it a successful competitor in dog agility trials as well as an intuitive therapy dog and companion.
The breed has a reputation among some dog trainers of having a relatively slow “obedience intelligence” as defined by author Stanley Coren in The Intelligence of Dogs.
Well, they just more aloof! And with their beautiful look, they can pretty do whatever they like!