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  • Scott

    Soooo…..if being able to roll, fetch, sit and stay qualifies as intelligent and being able to locate a missing child lost for days, dedicated and loyal beyond all reason, kind, gentle and tolerant of all things a family can dish out qualifies as stupid, I’ll take stupid every time…..all dogs should be so “stupid”….sadly so should more people it appears…….

  • penthouse gardening

    Chihuahuas can be difficult to train. In many countries, Beagles are trained to sniff out drugs.

  • Adam

    I DO NOT agree with the Afghan Hound being the least intelligent dog! Absolutely ridiculous…I have grown up with different breeds of dogs since I was born, my Afghan Hound Fallon is by far the smartest and most “human like” dog I have ever had!!!!

    These Dogs are not your typical sit, stay, fetch kind of canine. They are very very human like and only obey humans whom they have RESPECT for. The people taking these tests were absolutely unintelligent themselves; how can a 9,000 year old breed be least intelligent?!

    Come on people….really?…..these dogs have been on earth since before religion was established let alone “commands” lol

    They don’t call the Afghan Hound the King of Dogs for no reason….they truly are one of a kind, God himself created them before religion and legend has it this was the breed saved on Noah’s Arc…..

    The King of Dogs….

  • Matt

    I have a Bassett Hound and he the smartest dog Ive ever come in contact with and ive had lots. He understands conversations people are having and would interject if he could. His audible vocabulary is ridiculously high and surprises everyone the is around him. Best dog Ive ever owned, though he is very unfriendly with strangers.

  • Aimee Wiedrich

    I have a beagle and we call her stupid, she thinks her name is Holly-no-bad-dog-ouch. She will go outside and howl like crazy and there is nothing out there. “Yeah Holly, I know its dark outside.” Also, “Yes Holly, I know your standing in a corner facing the wall. She destroys EVERYTHING! She tries to get in fights with out yellow Labrador Boz on purpose. She also HATES our cat Smokey, absolutely HATES him. She attacks him and bites him and tackles him. Today you hardly ever see him around the house during the day because of that dog! so when I read that they are not good with cats I was like “WOW, that explains ALOT!

  • Chris

    I have to agree about beagles. My dad has one, and that dog is so damn stupid.

  • rkm

    I have never observed stupidity in any animal, I do however, seriously question the intelligence of the author of this article.

    • Shell Harris

      You must come and watch my jack russell terrier then. He will go the wrong way around a pole, while being walked, and make the chain shorter and tighter as he continues to walk the wrong way and then panic himself into doing it faster. He seems gung-ho to choke himself.

  • Paula

    Beagles don’t like cats? I have a beagle who lives with eight cats and likes them just fine…he even sleeps with the cats.

    Traits such as stubbornness and independence have nothing to do with intelligence level. This list should have been titled Top 10 Most Stubborn and Independent dogs instead.

  • Eli

    Afghans are not dumb-western people think
    They are because they have no value in the dogs eyes…

    Afghans are Ancient dogs. They were created by GOD not human testing….

    My friend has an afghan service dog and boy let me tell you, they are extremely intelligent. One must remember they have been out of Afghanistan only for a few years

  • jim

    I have a Basenji : ) I can’t teach her anything, but she once made a trail of peanuts into the house, hid beside the sofa, and caught a squirrel. Both of them were shocked, so Rosey just let it go? INDEPENDENT? Everyday I spend with her is two days off my life, but I would sell my soul for her!!!!!

    • Shell Harris

      I think most of us would say this about our spouses, “Everyday I spend with her is two days off my life, but I would sell my soul for her!”

  • Chelsea

    I think it should be clarified there are different types of intelligence in dogs, just like humans. This is a measure of working intelligence, meaning how well is the dog going to listen to commands and how quickly do they learn them. Some of these breeds may understand what you’re telling them to do but not care to listen, it’s hard to tell sometimes. That may mean they aren’t very eager to please and a lot more stubborn. They also may excel in other types of intelligence. The hound breeds for instance, like the Beagle or Bloodhound are better than other breeds at tracking. Some breeds have more emotional intelligence while others are capable of more abstract thought. Working intelligence isn’t the only kind and it doesn’t mean your dog is bad at everything. However, the people commenting saying they have a dog on this list and how smart their dog is… Your dog may be smart or you just may have worked with them well, but this list is saying on average these breeds are at the bottom compared to others. It doesn’t mean an individual dog can’t be an anomaly or they can’t be trained well, it just means you may need to work harder than you would if you got another breed.

    • StaceyM

      That makes complete sense. I have the French Bulldog. Sometimes getting him to listen is about as useful as talking to a doorknob. He just cocks his head and looks at me like I’m growing an arm out of my forehead. But, we’re working on him and will continue training him. If nothing else, at least get him 100% potty trained.

  • Lydia

    The ease of training is definitely not a sign of intelligence. I am owned by a Bloodhound, and she KNOWS about every command you can think of, whether or not she chooses to do that command is another story, but she knows what we expect her to do. Have you ever not followed the rules or instruction, or maybe did something to benefit no one else but you? That must make you a bumbling idiot, by your gauging.
    I can only speak of Bloodhounds, but a large factor on the reasons she may choose to ignore a command is that she has picked up a scent that has her attention more than appeasing her human.
    Bloodhounds are more intelligent than allot of humans, and apparently the “writer” of said article is in the lesser intelligent grouping. Try researching what you attempt to write about next time.

  • Andrew Radil

    Lol… This is not list of least intelligent dogs, this is a list of dogs aren’t going to be your little rag doll and do whatever you want. It is called having a personality of there own and not just a molded animal that does everything when you snap your fingers. Basenjis are EXTREMELY intelligent, no not just mine, almost all. There are a lot of people that do not understand how to work with hounds in general. Do your research a little before you rank one of the smartest dogs who manage to live in the wild in Africa to this day. If you actually researched a little more than one article you found on Google you will learn of the Amazing intelligence these hounds have. I also own a poodle and a an American Eskimo. The Basenji is the smartest of them all naturally despite the poodle high intelligence ranking. My Basenji learns all his commands the first week we brought him home at 11 weeks old. Will he do them for me if I don’t have treats, sometimes but mostly not. He will get bored and snort air and head bang his head if you try to make him do the same trick twice in one sitting. Its independence not stupidity. My poodle on the other hand bounces around all cute but will do anything I tell him to no matter what, treat or not. Which dog sounds smarter? The one who acts as a slave or the one who says what’s in it for me?

  • Tonya Rdrgz-Smmns

    I have a basset hound, she is extremely clever. If it involves getting food her problem solving is through the roof. She’s a touch stubborn which makes training a total pain in the ass, but she’s not dense, she’s just not going to say “how high” when you ask her to jump.

  • StaceyM

    I have a French Bulldog. He’s smart in his own right. He’s loving, a character and very fun. BUT… he has his own personality and when he doesn’t want to do something, he won’t do it. Potty training has been a nightmare with him, but we’re getting better once I found he loves liver treats. He’s a great dog and very excellent with my 2 young kids. My son and him are thick as thieves and do everything together. I can’t say he’s dumb, he just only likes to do stuff on his own time. He’s “bull-headed.”

  • Donovan

    Obviously written by someone to fill a page and get click. Most of these dogs score quite well given any reasonable standard. Hounds in particular are some of the smarter breeds scoring quite high in problem solving, short and long term memory, and language comprehension. The author can’t bothered to do a bit of research on the subject and instead chose the lazy trainability = intelligence angle.
    tl;dr Useless clickbait article