Breeds To Avoid When Thinking Of Buying A Dog

Planning on buying a dog soon? You should probably avoid these 10 dog breeds if you don't want to regret your purchase.


Buying a dog is not something you should do on a whim. They need to be cared for, they need a lot of attention, they need to move around and they need unconditional love too! However, there are some breeds you should avoid if you don’t want any bad surprises. Here is a list of the 10 least obedient dog breeds you should avoid when thinking of purchasing a dog.

1. Dachshund

Known to be extremely difficult to train and housebreak, Dachshunds are very independent and stubborn so they don’t want anyone to walk all over them. You have to keep them active if you want to keep them happy.

2. Basenji

Known to have a cat-like personality, the Basenji is independent and a hunter. They have a very distinct barking sound that can get loud. If you do buy one, socialize it early so it will get comfortable around other animals.

3. Borzoi

This dog does not really follow directions and is known to be very stubborn. They love to run around and chase things so don’t expect to enjoy a breeze walk with a Borzoi.

4. Bloodhound

Hunters, Bloodhounds are independent and quite disobedient if you don’t train them properly. Their nose guides them, not you.

5. Pekingese

The Pekingese were the pets of the royals of China so they are quite entitled and don’t respond well to any sort of training. Intelligent and stubborn, you need to train them properly at an early age if you want them to behave.

6. Chow Chow

Like the Basenji, the Chow Chow has a cat-like personality. It is important you train them well and socialize them a lot when they are young because, or else, they might become aggressive with other dogs and humans they don’t know.

7. Bulldog

Bulldogs are extremely stubborn. They are prone to obesity, which means you need to ensure they walk enough or else this can also bring many health problems.

8. Welsh Terrier

These dogs have tons of energy so you better have enough time to take them out for long walks (and runs) every day, multiple times a day. You also need to buy them toys that stimulate their problem-solving skills since they are very intelligent and need a lot of mental stimulation.

9. Afghan Hound

These dogs love to run and were bred to chase preys all day. Even if you train your dog, they will never get rid of their strong instinct to chase preys.

10. Beagle

Beagles tend to listen to only one person: themselves. They follow their nose and are very stubborn so you need to be very creative when training them.

Source: I Heart Dogs