21 Tough-to-Train Dog Breeds

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All dogs are great, we can’t lie. And though there are some that are smarter than others, they can all make great pets. It just usually depends on what you are looking for.

However, there are some breeds that are harder to train than others. Certainly, this does not mean that you can’t train them, you just need to have more patience in the process. Ultimately, regardless of the fact that they are a bit harder to train, owning one of these breeds can be just as rewarding as any other breed, maybe even more.

1. Afghan Hound

Owning an Afghan hound always comes with a certain sense of pride. These majestic animals have something royal in them and simply exude grace. Of course, as most dog enthusiasts know, Afghan hounds are exceptionally fast and also very loyal. To put it simply, they are exquisite dogs with hundreds of qualities.

Unfortunately, according to some experts, intelligence is not one of those qualities. It’s not that Afghan hounds are stupid – far from that. It’s just that their intelligence is not on the same level as, say, shepherds, mastiffs and other so-called “working” dogs. The problem may be their trainability.

Some dogs are bred so that it’s easy for them to learn to follow orders. This was not the case with Afghan hounds, who, historically, had to rely on themselves and to think for themselves – otherwise they would have made very lousy sighthounds.

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