Some dogs will easily ace obedience classes, while others will struggle.

Good and Bad Dogs: Here are the 10 most easy and difficult breeds of adorable dogs to train - from the aloof Afghan to the loving Labrador 🐕

If you are looking for a new puppy and want a dog that’ll quickly obey commands, these are the breeds that should lead your shortlist – and those you should avoid.

Friday, 20th May 2022, 12:03 pm

Plenty of us decided to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes in the last couple of years – according to the Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for puppies remains high.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

As well as having varying levels of intelligence, different breeds of pup are also very different when it comes to the crucial process of training.

While some are liable to quickly pick up basic commands, others will find it a far trickier business – while others may even ignore your wishes even though they understand you perfectly.

So, here are the 10 breeds of dog that are easiest and most difficult to train.

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