That dogs need to be educated is no surprise. Just like any human being, a dog needs to learn skills. One dog will be easier to train than another. How well a dog can be trained depends, among other things, on the character of the dog. The mutual bond between dog and owner is also extremely important. Curious about which dogs are the best to train? Find below an overview of the 20 dogs that are best to train.
Specifications Alaska Malamute
Characteristics Alaskan Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute is a faithful, loyal and playful dog. When you see the dog, you immediately see a piece of its history. His dense fur betrays where he comes from: from the cold Alaska. His shrewd head, with its sweet eyes, captures you pretty quickly. However, do not be fooled by his charm. The Alaskan Malamute does need a leader.
In the Netherlands, you do not see the Kuvasz very often. This is actually a pity because it is a beautiful dog. Yet it is not very surprising that few people own this dog. Throughout history, owning this dog has been a special privilege. Actually, it was only for the nobility to own this dog. They kept the dog as bodyguards.
The friendly Weimaraner is a nice dog, with a special, stately head. This breed is very intelligent and was used for hunting in the past. Nowadays, it is a sweet family dog that gets along well with young children. However, the dog is not suitable for an owner who prefers to hang out on the couch with a bag of chips. The dog is in fact quite active and will gladly go outside for a nice walk!
German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherd Dog Specifications
Characteristics German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd Dog is one of the most well-known dogs. At the same time, it is one of the most difficult dogs to describe. The dog has many different characteristics. On the one hand, the dog is large, powerful and reasonably fast. On the other hand, the dog is also brave, will not hesitate to show aggression if necessary and can scare his opponents. At the same time, the dog can be extremely sweet and good with children (if raised properly). In short: the German Shepherd is a beautiful dog, with many (sometimes contradictory) characteristics.
Specifications Labrador Retriever
Characteristics Labrador Retriever
One of the most popular dogs is the Labrador Retriever. This animal is medium-sized and strong, but at the same time a real family dog. This dog breed is descended from the St. John's dog. The St. John's dog was used by fishermen in Newfoundland (Canada). They helped with bringing in the fishing nets and towing boats. The dog was therefore familiar with the water.
The poodle is popular with many dog owners. Although the dog is small, it is not a typical lap dog, although that image does exist. The dog is very active and loves to go out with its owner. It is also quite intelligent and will try to outsmart its owner. However, the dog is very loyal to his boss and will respect the boundaries that his boss sets. You do have to treat the Poodle correctly, because the animal can be quite proud.
The origin of the Leonberger is a rather special one. The name of the Leonberger is derived from the German city where this dog was bred. In principle, this is nothing special, it is quite common for the name of a dog breed to refer to the place where the breed was created. However, it is less common that the appearance of the dog also symbolises the same city. This is the case with the Leonberger. The city of Leonberg has the lion as its coat of arms. The town council therefore thought it was a wise decision to breed a dog which looked like a lion. A certain Heinrich Essig was entrusted with the task and so, in 1846, the first Leonberger as we know it today was born. The dog was quite popular and became a status symbol. It is known that Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary (Empress Sisi) had six Leonbergers.
Specifications Argentinean Dog
Characteristics Argentinean Dog
The Argentine Dog is a breed that has not been around for very long. This dog breed is also known under the name Dogo Argentino. The dog is fast, intelligent and well-muscled. The dog is bred to hunt large game in a pack. Think for example of pumas and wild boars. To catch these animals, strength, speed and a good reaction capacity are required. A healthy Argentinean Dog is therefore in perfect balance. On the one hand, he is enormously muscled. At the same time, he is not massive, so he can remain fast and agile! In addition, this dog is a good athlete, who can run for a long time.
The Pointer is a powerful dog that radiates pure dignity. The animal has a gentle nature and is very intelligent. In addition, the Pointer has a rather funny appearance. If you look closely at the dog, it seems as if he has a kind of rocker nose. This makes it almost impossible not to find the Pointer a funny animal.
Miniature schnauzer specifications
Characteristics Miniature schnauzer
Small but brave, you can certainly call the Miniature Schnauzer. Although he is no taller than 30 centimetres, this dog is no pushover. The dog was originally bred as a watchdog and has a lively character. However, miniature schnauzers are mostly known for their loyalty. They prefer to be with their owner and follow him closely.
Specifications Golden Retriever
Characteristics Golden Retriever
One of the most popular dogs is the Golden Retriever. The dog is an ideal family dog. The animal is lively, loyal and particularly friendly. He likes to be around people and is particularly good with children. In addition, this dog has of course a fantastic appearance.
The German Spitz is a cheerful animal. The animal has a lot of energy and is very loyal to its owner. The German Spitz has a typical, distinctive coat. When you walk down the street with this dog, you can be sure that you will regularly be addressed on the beauty of his coat. The animal has a head that looks a bit like a fox. Therefore, the dog can sometimes look particularly mischievous.
Specifications Butterfly dog
Characteristics Butterfly dog
The butterfly dog is a cute dog with a beautiful long, silky coat. The animal is cheerful and fits well in a family. In general, the dogs good with children. However, it is important to explain to children how they should play with the dog. The Butterfly dog is a small animal and quite fragile. When the game gets too wild, he tends to defend himself.
Specifications Doberman Pinscher
Characteristics Doberman Pinscher
The Doberman Pinscher is one of the few dog species whose name refers to the person who "created" the breed. The Doberman Pinscher was in fact bred in the 19th century by Louis Dobermann. Dobermann wanted a dog that could protect him. This was necessary, because Dobermann was a bailiff. It must have happened regularly that defaulters threatened him. To feel safer he bred the Doberman Pinscher. It is not exactly known from which species the Doberman Pinscher originally descended. The dog does show some typical similarities with Rottweilers and German Pinschers.
The Komondor is a dog with the appearance of a show model. The coat of this dog can become extremely long. Yet this Hungarian dog was certainly not a model. For years, the dog has served as a very successful watchdog.
Austalian Silky Terrier
Specifications Austalian Silky Terrier
Characteristics Austalian Silky Terrier
The Boerboel is one of the few dogs with a Dutch name. However, the dog was not bred in the Netherlands, but in South Africa. The dog really has the character of a watchdog. The dog has a dedicated character. He takes good care of the family that he has to protect. However, you mustn't joke with the Boerboel. He takes his job very seriously.
Specifications Yorkshire Terrier
Characteristics Yorkshire Terrier
With its beautiful, shiny coat, the Yorkshire Terrier It has already won many hearts. Although the dog now mainly has the image of a show dog, the animal has worked hard in the past. It worked in the mines and hunted vermin. Underneath the beautiful coat of this dog hides a dog with a tough character.
Dogue de Bordeaux
The Bordeaux Dog is perhaps one of the most beautiful dogs that there is, but at the same time has a rather sad history. The Bordeaux Dog has a powerful appearance, a sweet head and is quite athletic. The dog is considered a sweet family dog, which is very fond of its owner and family members.
For centuries, the possession of the Shih Tzu was reserved for the members of the Chinese Imperial family. Nowadays, this dog is not only a nice family dog for the rich, but also the "common people" can own this nice dog. The Shih Tzu is a cheerful dog, that with its nice appearance quickly wins people over. The animal has a stubborn character, but is very loyal and loving.