German Shepherd Dog
German Shepherd Dog

20 dogs that you can train well

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.  

Argentine Dog

Specifications Argentinean Dog

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Characteristics Argentinean Dog

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy level
5/5

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.

Pointer

Pointer specifications

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Features Pointer

Family dog
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Good with children
3/5
Energy level
4/5

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

Miniature schnauzer specifications

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Characteristics Miniature schnauzer

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
3/5

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.

Golden Retriever

Specifications Golden Retriever

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Characteristics Golden Retriever

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
3/5

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.

German Spitz

Specifications German Spitz

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Characteristics German Spitz

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy level
3/5

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.

Butterfly dog

Specifications Butterfly dog

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Characteristics Butterfly dog

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
4/5

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.

Doberman Pinscher

Specifications Doberman Pinscher

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Characteristics Doberman Pinscher

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
5/5

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.

Alaskan Malamute

Specifications Alaska Malamute

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Characteristics Alaskan Malamute

Family dog
3/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy level
4/5

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.

Kuvasz

Kuvasz specifications

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Characteristics Kuvasz

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy level
3/5

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.

Weimaraner

Weimaraner specifications

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Characteristics Weimaraner

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
5/5

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

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Characteristics German Shepherd Dog

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
5/5

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.

Labrador Retriever

Specifications Labrador Retriever

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Characteristics Labrador Retriever

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
5/5

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.

Poodle

Poodle specifications

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Characteristics Poodle

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
4/5

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.

Leonberger

Leonberger specifications

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Characteristics Leonberger

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
3/5

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.

French Bulldog

Specifications French Bulldog

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Characteristics French Bulldog

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
3/5

The French Bulldog, with its typical bat-like ears, has something irresistible about it. At least, that is what many people think, because it is one of the most popular small dogs that there are. The animals are lively and have a cheerful character. The dog is alert, but does not bark very much. Therefore, this dog is also very popular with people who live in the city.

Finnish Lapdog

Specifications Finnish Lapdog

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Characteristics Finnish Lapdog

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
4/5
Energy level
3/5

The Finnish Lapdog is perhaps one of the toughest dogs in the world. The animal originally lived in extreme Lapland and managed to survive there. At the same time, this large dog a friendly character. It is striking how empathetic the animal is. However, there is a note to be made about this. The Finnish Lapdog is very friendly towards acquaintances. Towards strangers he can be a lot more distant.

Welsh Cardigan Corgi

Specifications Welsh Cardigan Corgi

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Characteristics Welsh Cardigan Corgi

Family dog
4/5
Good with children
4/5
Energy level
4/5

Originally, the Welsh Cardigan Corgi and the Welsh Pembroke Corgi formed one breed: the Corgi. However, this single breed was split into two breeds in 1925. The difference is in the tail. The Pembroke Corgi has (almost) no tail and pointed ears. This does not apply to the Welsh Cardigan Corgi. For both dogs However, it is true that they are calm, sweet dogs that fit perfectly in a family.

Pug

Pug specifications

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Characteristics Pug

Family dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy level
3/5

The Pug is a dog that resembles the French Bulldog. However, its roots are in China. The dog was kept by rich Chinese people who used the animal to keep their feet warm. With its typical appearance, the dog has something mischievous about it. Its loving nature, however, ensures that it can get away with most shenanigans.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Specifications Dandie Dinmont Terrier

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Characteristics Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Family dog
4/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy level
3/5

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is named after a character that does not really exist. The animal is in fact named after a fictional character. In the book Guy Mannering Walter Scott describes a farmer who owns a terrier. The dog is named after this farmer. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a true terrier, but its legs are a bit shorter. However, the animal has a nice character, is friendly and full of energy.

Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff specifications

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3/5
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Characteristics Bullmastiff

Family dog
4/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy level
4/5

The bullmastiff is one of the larger mastiffs. The animal is strong, large and muscular. In the past, he was used as a watchdog, among other things. The Bullmastiff is watchful, alert, intelligent and above all very loyal to its owner. The dog has an interesting past and is bred for its function.

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