Which Dog Breeds Are Bad At Listening?

Written by: Regina Lizik

April 4, 2019

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Dog obstinance! It can be a real – if occasionally hilarious – issue for certain dog breeds, especially when you’re trying to leave the dog park. But which ones are the most likely culprits?

1. Old English Sheepdogs

“Fetch? Really? How about I sit here and you go fetch?”

2. Great Pyrenees

“Yeah, nope.”

3. Scottish Terriers

“Human, human, human. It is positively adorable how you think I’m going to listen to you.”

4. Saint Bernards

“Oh! There are treats!” “Whatever. Nap time is where it’s at.”

5. Bull Terriers

“I’m done with this walk. Let’s stop and smell the flowers.”

6. Chihuahuas

“You want me to do what!?”

7. Lhasa Apsos

“You know, I really don’t like you.”

8. Shih Tzus

“Enough about what you want. Let’s talk about my fascinating hair bow instead.”

9. Basset Hounds

“You are disturbing my philosophizing about the nature of ennui in the world.”

10. Mastiffs

“This again? Are you serious?”

11. Beagles

“I don’t need you! I have my brother and he is PAWSOME!”

12. Pekingeses

“Why are you talking in that high pitched baby voice? I don’t get it. Are you okay?”

13. Bloodhounds

“Do I look like I want to get up and get that ball? No.”

14. Borzois

“My boyfriend used to bring me flowers. Now he doesn’t and I can’t… I just can’t even right now.”

15. Chow Chows

“Do you know how difficult it is to run with all of this fluff slowing you down?”

16. Bulldog

“I said I’m driving. END OF DISCUSSION.”

17. Basenjis

“Look into my eyes. You are getting sleepy. Very sleepy. So sleepy you are about to drop the treats.”

18. Afghan Hounds

“I am so totally done with you and your ‘roll over’ business!”

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Written by: Regina Lizik

April 4, 2019


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