Training certain dog breeds can be a walk in the park, for others... not so much. Here are four of some of the most stubborn dog breeds around.
The Siberian Husky is a working sled dog that originates from Siberia, Russia. Siberian Huskies are incredibly stubborn to the point where some people classify them as untrainable. Huskies are extremely intelligent, can escape from anywhere, and can be a handful for inexperienced dog owners.
The Great Pyrenees is a working livestock guardian dog that originates from the Pyrenees Mountains that sit in between France and Spain. Great Pyrenees have some seriously strong ingrained guarding behaviors that lead them to make their own decisions. These dogs know what is required to protect their charges and will make their own decisions to prioritize protection over training.
It’s not always big working dogs that are stubborn. The Dachshund is a small member of the hound group that have an incredibly strong prey drives. These little short-legged sausages would prefer to roam around a field and hunt for small prey than to listen to their handler.
Whether it is through training or genetics, Chihuahuas can be some of the most stubborn dog breeds out there. Their stubbornness per pound is unmatched in the dog world. If not properly socialized, Chihuahuas can be aggressive around other animals or small children. They also possess a guarding instinct that would rival some much larger dog breeds.