Top 10 Least Intelligent Dogs

@cynddvs (2950)
United States
June 18, 2007 9:13pm CST
I was just looking at a website that lists the top 10 least intelligent dogs. By least intelligent they mean the hardest to train. #1 on the list is the Afghan Hound. I've never been around this type of dog so I'm not sure how they are. But #2 on the list was the Basenji. My uncle used to have a Basenji and that was the worst behaved dog I've ever seen. I remember one time my uncle was painting his kitchen blue and left the paint cans sitting on the kitchen counter. Somehow while he stepped out the dog climbed on the kitchen counter and knocked over the paint. Then entire kitchen floor and the dog were now blue. What is the hardest dog you have had to train?
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@Galena (9124)
20 Jun 07
I wouldn't say that being difficult to train is a lack of intelligence. quite the opposite, sometimes. My lurcher is very clever. he is half greyhound and half collie, so a bright dog. if a cup is too narrow for him to steal the last bit of tea at the bottom, he'll pick it up by the handle and prop it on his paws so it is tipped so he can drink it. clever dog. he'll also sometimes bring in a toy and play with it in front of the other dog when he wants to get on the sofa, but the other dog is there. the other dog hops down to join in and he nicks their place. but if you ask him to sit, sometimes he won't. he looks at you. if you have a biscuit or some food, he'll do it immediately. if you don't he gives you the "what's in it for me?" look. surely more intelligent than the dogs that will just do what they're told because they're told.
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@carlaabt (3508)
• United States
19 Jun 07
We have a terrier mix that we are still having problems potty training, and we've had her for 2 years later this month. She's really smart, and learns any other commands we give without problems, she just goes potty in the house. She doesn't ever ask to go out the way that our lab does. So we have to try to get her out before it's too late. It doesn't always work, though. She's really good at learning other commands. She sits when we tell her to, and she asks for food instead of just taking it (for the most part). She stays when we tell her to. She can bring us stuff we ask her to. And she can be trusted off her leash, she always come right back when we call her. She just can't get the hang of only pottying outside. Oh well. She's still a good girl.
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@ma_belle (1358)
• United States
19 Jun 07
My dog is actually a basenji/jack russell terrier mix. Its funny because she has been very easy to train. she quickly learned how to behave at home, outside and to stay and to shake. we are still teaching her how to play fetch, but i just think she doesn't like playing it.
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@breepeace (3028)
• Canada
19 Jun 07
Yep, some dogs are ball driven, or they just like the thrill of the chase, but in their eyes, why should they have to bring it back to you??? :)
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@dio123 (1790)
• India
20 Jun 07
good infomartion for all dog lovers
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@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
19 Jun 07
For me its a toss up between a shih-tzu and a dalmation. It wasn't because they weren't intelligent. Far from it. They were both very smart. Just stubborn, very stubborn. If they didn't want to do something they weren't going to do it. It didn't matter what method of training you used. Very loving and loyal and if they were willing to learn it not a problem and they learned almost immedietly then but if they didn't might as well give up.
• United States
19 Jun 07
lol. my little brother has been hard to train
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