Top 10 Dumbest Dog Breeds

Is Your Dog on the Dumb List?

If your dog is one of these breeds, don’t get mad at me! Instead, console yourself with one of the following points:

1. Maybe your dog is different

Even dogs of the same breed can have widely varying abilities. Maybe your dog is the exception that proves the rule. Or maybe you’re just a little biased - no one can blame you for that.

2. IQ tests for dogs are questionable at best, meaningless at worst

Tests used to quantify dog intelligence must answer two questions: a) exactly what is intelligence, and b) how do you measure it in an animal who can’t speak? You won’t find two experts who give the same answer to either of these questions. Many tests equate intelligence with trainability, but a lot of people (terrier lovers in particular) would strongly disagree with that

3. It doesn’t matter anyway

Intelligence is just one trait in dogs. For most people, it’s not the most important one. For some, it’s not important at all. After all, dumb dogs can be just as cute, funny, and lovable as smart ones. If your dog is all those qualities, honestly, who cares if he’s dumber than dirt?
The Top Ten
1 English Bulldog

I LOVE THESE DOGS but my cousins one just looks at me dumbfounded when I say sit. Even though she knows how to do it

They look stupid and ugly, I do not know why people even own these crap dogs.

Believe me I love English Bulldogs, but they aren't the brightest.

2 Basset Hound The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog of the hound family, as well as one of six recognized Basset breeds in France.

I know a friend who has one, they fit the phrase, "they are so ugly, they are cute". They are definitely stubborn because they don't like following simple commands, which makes them seem obnoxious and dumb. Although, they are friendly and always wanting attention. So, they probably need extensive training.

These dogs aren't dumb, they're just stubborn. Basset Hounds are actually just as smart as the average dog.

My Basset Hound is a service dog and knows over 20 tricks when she was trained at 6 years old,just saying.

3 Chow Chow The Chow Chow is a dog breed originally from northern China, where it is referred to as Songshi Quan, which means "puffy-lion dog".

So stupid in many levels. First off, they are so aggressive to the point where they need strong owners to handle them. And second, they cannot follow simple commands, such as learning not to attack strangers or not to poop inside houses.

They are stupid when compared with other dog breeds. Afghan hounds are dumb, too.

They're not dumb, they're just independent.

4 Afghan Hound The Afghan Hound is a hound that is distinguished by its thick, fine, silky coat and its tail with a ring curl at the end.

Afghan hounds are as dumb as a starfish because it is the way they look and now I can tell they are quite dumb.

5 Pekingese
6 Bloodhound The bloodhound is a large scent hound, originally bred for hunting deer, wild boar, and since the Middle Ages for tracking people.

They're only good for smelling, but intelligence? Pass.

7 English Mastiff The English Mastiff is a breed of extremely large dog perhaps descended from the ancient Alaunt and Pugnaces Britanniae, with a significant input from the Alpine Mastiff in the 19th century.
8 Chihuahua The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of sizes, head shapes, colors, and coat lengths... read more

This is the dumbest dog I have ever seen, some even get themselves torn apart by bigger dogs like pit bulls because they were stupid enough to mess with something like that.

Origin of chihuahua: rat and dog have a baby the end.

Ugliest thing I ever seen it's not a dog to me it's an oversized rat that somehow barks

They're so dumb and look like oversized rats.

9 Lhasa Apso The Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting dog breed originating in Tibet. It was bred as an interior sentinel in the Buddhist monasteries, to alert the monks to any intruders who entered.
10 Beagle The Beagle is a breed of small-sized hound, similar in appearance to the much larger foxhound. The Beagle is a scent hound, developed primarily for hunting hare.

I have a beagle named Georgia. She is very friendly but is hyper and a sneaky dog. She loves animals- dogs and cats but doesn't listen even though she was trained to sit, come, give paw, and play frisbee. Beagles are noisy and howl. I love my beagle lots but she is very annoying and misbehaving. Don't get a beagle unless you know information. Beagles are lovable and friendly but loud and obnoxious.

I love my beagle more than anything but he is like a toddler and gets into everything. He also can't be left alone for more than a few hour or he becomes a nervous wreck and begins pacing and howling. He is so sweet but so needy at the same time.

The Contenders
11 Vizsla

Very dumb, these dogs can't be trained, they jump, run bark constantly like they are on crack cocaine! Not good as house dogs. They need room to run off all that energy. Don't expect to train them to hunt, much to dumb for that, they don't know a bird from a turtle! Dumb, dumb dumb!

I am convinced these dogs are as dumb as goldfish swimming in a bowl, constantly thinking the castle it sees in the middle is something new. It looks at you like it wants a clue. Scared of its own shadow. Useless..unless you need a dog to eat food for no reason and run in circles for hours on end. It can't defend your family. It can not hunt, point or track. Oh, allergic to everything.

12 Siberian Husky The Siberian Husky is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia.

I have one and this list is offensive to him and me! But it's true all he does is sit on my chair and look through the window. He occasionally eats cow bones

13 Pug The Pug is a breed of dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. The breed has a fine, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colours, most often fawn or black, and a compact square body with well-developed muscles. However, Pugs have difficulty breathing, due to their extreme head shape... read more
14 Yorkshire Terrier The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills.

I love him but...he's kinda dumb. That doesn't mean he's a bad dog though. He's very affectionate towards my family and I.

These dogs are annoying. Yap. Yap yap yap. They have to much to say.

15 Maltese The Maltese is a hypoallergenic, small breed of dog in the Toy Group. It descends from dogs originating in the Central Mediterranean Area.
16 American Pit Bull Terrier The American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog breed. It is a medium-sized, solidly-built, short-haired dog whose early ancestors came from the British Isles.

They look dumb and ugly as much as the Bulldog.

They suck more than Chow Chows.

17 Fila Brasileiro The Fila Brasileiro also known as the Brazilian Mastiff is a large working breed of dog developed in Brazil.

Not dumb, but from what I heard, they sometimes act before thinking straight

18 Pomeranian The Pomeranian is a breed of dog of the Spitz type, named for the Pomerania region in Central Europe. Pomeranian Dogs tend to get sick very often, however.
19 French Bulldog The French Bulldog is a small breed of domestic dog. "Frenchies" were the result in the 1800s of a cross between bulldog ancestors imported from England and local ratters in Paris.
20 Golden Retriever The Golden Retriever is a large-sized breed of dog bred as gun dogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties, and were named 'retriever' because of their ability to retrieve shot game undamaged.

Very stupid breed. Probably would jump down a 100-ft cliff or a flaming volcano just for a treat.

21 Rottweiler The Rottweiler is a breed of domestic dog, regarded as medium-to-large or large.The dogs were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweil butchers' dogs, because one of their uses was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market.
22 Shiba Inu
23 Poodle The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale recognizes four sizes of one breed: standard, medium, miniature, and toy.
24 Basenji The Basenji is a breed of hunting dog. It was bred from stock that originated in central Africa. Most of the major kennel clubs in the English-speaking world place the breed in the Hound Group—more specifically, in the sighthound type.
25 Kangal
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