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Top 5 Most Stubborn Dog Breeds

Top 5 Most Stubborn Dog Breeds

Stubborn dogs could be little stinkers. In dogs, stubborn typically means tough to train. Few breeds are genetically predisposed to be highly active, headstrong, independent, and may exhibit stubborn traits. While some breeds have spent centuries sitting in laps of luxury, others have been bred to be hunters.

However, even if you think that few breeds are stubborn, dog trainers won’t agree to this. Dogs are loving and genuinely loyal companions who simply require more finesse during training sessions.

Identification of stubborn behavior

It is easier for you to confuse stubbornness with other behaviors like hyperactivity or aggression. Stubborn dogs are not rambunctious or reactive. They actively choose not to follow commands. If you can identify the cause of your dog’s training is the only way to improve their learning ability.

Here are the top 5 dog breeds with stubborn behavior

Afghan Hound

  • Height: 25-27 inches
  • Weight: 50-60 pounds
  • Personality: Proud, Independent
  • Activity Level: High to Moderate
  • Shedding factor: Hypoallergenic
  • Life expectancy: 12-18 years

Afghan Hounds look like supermodels and are famous for their luxurious locks flowing in the wind. If you get a little closer, you’ll find that they are proud animals who like to value their ‘alone time.’

American Foxhound

  • Height: 21-25 inches
  • Weight: 60-70 pounds
  • Personality: Energetic, Friendly
  • Activity level: High
  • Shedding Factor: Moderate
  • Life expectancy: 11-13 years

The American Foxhound loves to play with family members but is usually reserved with strangers. If you leave them alone, it could result in separation or destruction anxiety. You must give them a job to function.

Basset Hound

  • Height: 15 inches
  • Weight: 40-65 pounds
  • Personality: Charismatic, Mellow
  • Activity Level: Low
  • Shedding factor: Low
  • Life Expectancy: 12-13 years

It is one of the easy-going breeds and is remarkably sweet and intelligent. These dogs are not much stubborn but are clever. Bassets tend to find new methods to achieve their goals and won’t stop until they get their way.


  • Height: 14-15 inches
  • Weight: 40-50 pounds
  • Personality: Sweet, Protective
  • Activity level: Moderate to Low
  • Shedding Factor: Moderate
  • Life expectancy: 8-10 years

Bulldog is one of the prime examples of a breed with conflicting reputations. According to, an organization that connects pet owners to independent veterinarians say, “Bulldogs are quite tenacious, stubborn, and generally among the hardest to train dogs.”

Bull Mastiff

  • Height: 24-27 inches
  • Weight: 100-130 pounds
  • Personality: Loyal, Sweet
  • Activity Level: High to Moderate
  • Shedding Factor: Moderate to Low
  • Life Expectancy: 7-9 years

Bull Mastiffs are big dogs with big hearts and big ideas. These dogs are headstrong without proper training early on and can wreak major havoc. You must establish steady routines and household rules to give your Bull Mastiff parameters.

So these were the top 5 most stubborn dog breeds that are not likely to do things they don’t want to do. For the latest dog news, stay tunes with Dogexpress.

Source: Yahoo! Life

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