#9 – Borzoi
If you thought a dog bred to hunt wolves would have an independent attitude and not be inclined to obey humans, you would be right – and describing the Borzoi. Once called Russian Wolfhounds, the Borzoi will chase anything it can and doesn’t care much about following directions. According to the AKC:
“In their quiet, catlike way they can be stubborn, and training is best accomplished with patience, consistency, and good humor.”
Thanks to their strong need to chase things, they need to be kept on a leash or allowed to run in a well-fenced-in area. This isn’t the type of dog who will casually stroll next to you unleashed on a hike.
#10 – Beagle
Beagles were bred to follow their nose all day in pursuit of small game, so getting them to listen to your commands instead of their nose can be challenging. Their stubbornness and need to follow their nose requires creativity to train them.
They were also designed to bay when on a hunt so that hunters could follow the sound of their pack of dogs when on a hunt, and your Beagle will not care what time of day it is if he sees something outside a window that he wants to chase. They need plenty of exercise to keep them from becoming destructive.
#11 – Siberian Husky
Stunningly beautiful, huskies are very popular dogs. Their beauty, however, is offset by extremely high intelligence and a free spirit. If you think your husky isn’t responding to training because they aren’t smart enough, think again! They require an extra persistent strategy for training.
#12 – Basset Hounds
Basset Hounds have many wonderful qualities, but many think they don’t rank too high on the intelligence scale. For that reason, while they can be very well behaved, they can be difficult to train.
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