These are the 10 dog breeds that are difficult to train without expensive obedience classes

Over the past 18 months, many of us have welcomed a new four-legged friend to our homes as the Kennel Club has seen the number of dog owners increase by almost 8% from 2020.

But with 221 different purebred dog breeds to choose from, there is a lot of thought to be done before selecting your perfect puppy – whether you want a large dog, a family dog, or a crossbreed.

There’s even academic advice to seek out, with psychologist Stanley Coren’s book “The Intelligence of Dogs” categorizing breeds by instinct, obedience, and adaptability.

One thing to keep in mind when finding a new dog is that some breeds are more difficult to train than others.

That’s not to say that they don’t make great pets – just that you will have to work really hard to get them to listen, understand, and obey commands.

It may be worth investing in obedience classes to get them to understand the basics of sitting, standing and walking.

Here are 10 of the hardest breeds to train, according to the American Kennel Club.

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