Dog Breeds Known for Stubbornness

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Bulldog

Bulldogs are lazy couch potatoes, so you need a lot of patience and persistence to successfully train them! Plus, they're highly independent and stubborn.

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Shar Pei

Traditionally kept as a property guardian and for hunting, this breed has been around since ancient China.

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Australian Shepherd

A highly intelligent dog, you'd think that the Australian Shepherd would be easy to train. However, this breed has a tendency to grow bored very quickly and is more apt to push your boundaries.

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Australian Cattle Dog

With high energy and intelligence, this breed can easily become destructive if they don't have a job. Bred to herd sheep, the Australian Cattle Dog needs robust daily exercise and early training to produce the results you desire.

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Jack Russell Terrier

This small, powerful breed was bred for fox hunting. They have a very high prey drive, which makes them one of the hardest dogs to train.

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Chow Chow

The Chow Chow has been bred for centuries in China, where they first earned their reputation as a royal dog.

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Basenji

A calm dog breed, the Basenji is highly independent and doesn't bark very much. But their independent and selective personality can be a challenge, especially in distracting environments.

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Bloodhound

Bloodhounds are hunting dogs known for their exceptional sense of smell. However, their instincts and self-reliance can pose a challenge during training.

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Chihuahua

As the world's smallest dogs, Chihuahuas are also one of the most aggressive and independent breeds, a combination that makes them hard to train.

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Malamute

Similar to huskies, the malamute is a cold-weather breed known for its strong sense of independence. They're also not very motivated by food, toys, or pleasing their owners.

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Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees were bred to operate on their own agenda, as they guarded sheep and rarely relied on human command.

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Border Collie

This loyal and high-energy breed is known for herding sheep over vast distances throughout Scotland and England.

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