Thinking of getting a new furry friend and dreaming of all the amazing tricks you want to teach them? Just like all people can't do all things well, the same goes with dog breeds. Some breeds are smart and quickly pick-up on training. However, some dog breeds struggle with learning what their humans want. Here are 5 tough to train dog breeds, even though they are still cute!


1. Afghan Hound


This breed is beautiful, elegant, and graceful. Afghan Hounds also tend to ignore prompts and commands and are frequently compared to cats for having a "do as they please" attitude. Basically, they will listen if they are in the mood. 


Afghan Hounds are number one on our list of dogs that are difficult to train.


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2. Chow Chow


They may look like big, fluffy teddy bears, but Chow Chows tend to have an attitude. Frequent traits include stubbornness, disobedience, and jealousy. These big babies want to be number one!


Chow Chows are yet another adorable, yet difficult to train breed of dogs.


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3. Pekingese


These little furry friends may be small but they do not know that. Pekingese are known to be stubborn and dominant while also preferring to be treated like royalty.


At number three, Pekingeses’ stubbornness makes them difficult to train.


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4. Blood Hound


Who can resist the sad eyes and sweet sounds of a Blood Hound? As cute and loving as these big dogs are their loyalty lies with their nose. You can train them, but if they smell a rabbit or raccoon nearby, they will quickly lose interest in you. 



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5. Dalmatian


Dalmatians have often been associated as the "cute fire dogs" wearing the fireman hats and sitting atop the fire engine looking important. These dogs need a lot of time and energy so prepare yourself and talk to breeders. Dalmatians frequently are temperamental, very high-energy, and stubborn. If you are looking for a quiet, laid back pup, the Dalmatian is not for you!



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Whichever breed you choose, enjoy the love and laughter that comes along with owning a dog. Remember that DoggieLawn helps take the frustration out of potty training!