Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Top Ten Least Intelligent Breeds


With good comes bad and with smart comes stupid. With every positive quality comes a negative. Yes, this applies to dog breeds, as silly as it may sound. You have probably seen or heard about how smart some dogs are. These dogs are usually the ones that hog up all of the limelight. Mostly everyone wants an intelligent dog that can be trained to do things that most dogs can’t. On the other hand, some people don’t.

What’s so wrong with a not-so-intelligent dog anyway? It all depends on what you want to do with the dog. If you’re looking for a dog that will herd your cattle, you’ll want one that is on the more intelligent side. If you’re looking for a lap dog to sit and cuddle with day-to-day, you probably aren’t too worried about how smart the dog is. It’s time to steal some of the thunder from those intelligent breeds. Move over Labradors! Here is a list of the top 10 least intelligent dog breeds:

1.Afghan Hound
2.Basenji
3.Bulldog
4.chow chow
5.borzoi
6.Bloodhound
7.Pekingese
8.Mastiff
9.Beagle
10.Basset Hound

If your dog is on the list dont take offence...my poodle is in the top of the most intelligent breeds but this is a dog who tries to walk through the screen door every Summer oh yes and he thinks the trash guys every week are stealing our stuff...go figure.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I was a mess all morning. I knew I had to check this list, but would I be on it? The unknowing drove me mad, so finally I clicked on the link and phew...I am not on the list. I will admit to days of confusion and blind shopping binges - Luckily I have a dear friend thats a poodle and really smart...Sam keeps me on track. @MissBusyBiz

Anonymous said...

if you think those breeds are stupid that just proves you don't know how to train
only stupid one is the human

Quezz said...

I've been rescuing Basset Hounds for years, and can tell you that they are not stupid, but STUBBORN. They are also driven by their noses, which is what they were bred for. This list shows that human beings value pliability vs. independence. The same is true for Basenjis and Bloodhounds: they don't listen, but are VERY intelligent.

I agree with Afghan Hounds, though. Those are DUMB DOGS.

Anonymous said...

There is a difference between a "stupid" dog & a dog that is less than intelligent. Most "stupid" dogs are guilty of nothing other than not being trained properly. Unintelligent dogs, however, can sometimes be trained, but don't hope for them to learn all the fancy tricks! :)

I have one very lovable well-behaved dog who is not very smart (but she is my little buddy), and a very smart dog who doesn't like to listen very well (I am working with her, however, & she is improving):)