Of course, we’ve found that that can make these dogs just that much more lovable. Dumbest Dog Breeds. Afghan Hound; Basset Hound; Beagle; Mastiff; Pekingese; Bloodhound; Borzoi; Chow Chow; Bulldog; Basenji; Afghan Hound. Most people who are familiar with the silky coated Afghan hound will readily admit that they can be one of the most neurotic breeds.
The Chicago Tribune did an article once about the most (and least) trainable dogs. Smartest article heading ever… IMO. And yes, Basenji's topped the least as one of the least trainable. But it is the only article where Basenji's were stated as often being too smart for their owners. yes, that is what this list really boils down to - trainablity.
Even though they rank number 4 on the dumb dog list, the dog isn't that stupid. The nature and personality of the dog make them very stubborn and hard to train, making them pretty much ignore what you have to say. Despite their stubbornness, they are great dogs to snuggle with.
Chow Chow. The chow chow or the lion dog is yet another incredibly stubborn dog breed that finds its hardheaded nature placing it on the least intelligent dogs list. Chow chows are very dominant dogs and without a firm handed and devoted owner they are next to impossible to control.
The borzoi, also called the Russian wolfhound, is a breed of domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris). It is descended from dogs brought to Russia from central Asian countries. It is similar in shape to a greyhound, and is also a member of the sighthound family.
The beagle often draws people in with its long floppy ears and its cute rounded snout, but if you are looking for an easy to train dog, the beagle is not for you. This tri-colored breed is a loveable but willful dog and it is this hardheadedness that earns this breed a spot on the “least intelligent” list.