These are the breeds of dog most likely to sit, stay and walk to heel.

Here are the 10 most obedient breeds of adorable dog that should always sit and stay - including the loving Labrador

As demand for cute pups continues to soar post-lockdown, here are the dog breeds that will sit, stay and walk to heel.

Monday, 24th January 2022, 11:24 am

The last 18 months have seen many of us welcome a new four-legged friend into our homes, as the Kennel Club saw dog ownership rise by nearly eight per cent over 2020.

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your perfect pup.

Those with active lifestyles might want to consider a larger dog, while somebody with allergies will be looking for a hypoallergenic dog.

If you are looking for a dog that will follow commands and not run riot, there’s scientific research into the subject that can guide you.

Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ is a landmark piece of canine literature, judging breeds’ relative IQs – including by looking at how obedient they are.

So these are – officially – the top 10 most obedient pooches.

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