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Easiest Dog Breeds To Train

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The things a dog can be trained to do is nothing short of remarkable. Dogs can be trained to become medical assistants, sniffing out when their charge is low on insulin, or even has cancer! They can become fire rescue dogs, assistants to the blind — or just grab your newspaper for you in the morning.

A well-trained dog is a marvellous companion. They'll walk obediently at your side, listen to your commands, and impress all of your friends with their adorable tricks. The dogs listed above are the easiest to train.

The most obedient dogs tend to be working dogs, like Collies and German Shepherds. They're used to having assignments, and they can quickly learn what you want them to do.

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is medium sized, short-coupled and athletically built. The coat is straight, short, dense and, most notably, water resistant. The three coat colors of a Labrador Retriever are black, yellow and chocolate, with yellows having the greatest variation in shading (from cream to fox-red) and blacks having the least. The skull is wide with a moderate stop, the head clean-cut rather than fleshy cheeked. The muzzle is of medium length; the nose is brown on chocolates, black o... read more about the Labrador Retriever.

Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog has brains and brawn, and they’re cute to boot. What’s not to love? They are the perfect blend of a sturdy workhorse and a loveable companion.

This medium-sized breed has short hair that mixes in combinations of white, black, and brown. The result? Some dogs take on a reddish hue, while others have blue undertones. Both red and blue dogs are born white and develop darker hair over time.

Australian Cattle Dogs have short ears th... read more about the Australian Cattle Dog.

Belgian Malinois

Loyal, regal, and confident, the Belgian Malinois (pronounced mal-in-wah)  is often confused for both the German Shepherd and the Belgian Shepherd. While the German Shepherd is a different breed, the Malinois in one of four types of Belgian Shepherd.  

The Malinois is a highly intelligent breed who is often used as a working dog. In fact, the Belgian Malinois is used by Secret Service at the White House as a guard dog. They are also used by international... read more about the Belgian Malinois.

Belgian Sheepdog

The Belgian Sheepdog goes by many names, but they are reliable and loveable all the same. Known as the Groenendael in Europe and the Belgian Shepherd elsewhere in the US, this breed likes to make an impression. They have a long black coat and elegant expression that comes from a proud head and neck. A Belgian Sheepdog may look intense or standoffish, but don’t let that fool you — these guys are very loyal and loveable.

Like other members of the sheepdog family, th... read more about the Belgian Sheepdog.

Belgian Tervuren

The Belgian Tervuren, which is sometimes spelled “Tervueren,” is one of the four varieties of Belgian Shepherd. The Malinois, Groenendael (also called the Belgian Sheepdog), and Laekenois are the three cousins of the Tervuren. Although each dog has similar features, the four breeds of Belgian Shepherd have distinctive, individual coats. This make... read more about the Belgian Tervuren.

Australian Shepherd

If dogs ran businesses, the Australian Shepherd would be on the fast track to becoming CEO. This loyal and hardworking breed makes a loyal companion and can thrive in a variety of environments. The American Kennel Club ranks them as the 17th most popular dog breed with good reason — their good looks, intelligence, and determined nature make them a good match for many types of dog lovers.

The Australian Shepherd Dog, known as an Aussie for short, is most closely related i... read more about the Australian Shepherd.

Beauceron

The Beauceron is a large French herding dog that is strong, tall and noble. The long, well-chiseled head is proportionate, with the muzzle and skull being equal in length. The eyes are oval shaped and horizontal, dark brown, with an expression of alert confidence. The high set ears can be natural or cropped, depending on the breeder's preference. Natural ears are short and flat, while cropped ears are erect and pointed gently forward. The muzzle is strong and fairly wide with a pure black... read more about the Beauceron.

Border Collie

Border Collies are famous for their impressive intelligence and herding abilities. In fact, their intelligent, focused gaze can be quite disconcerting to other animals. Border Collies are a medium-sized breed with ears that either fully or semi-erect and a muzzle that tapers slightly inwards at the nose. Their wide-set, oval eyes are usually brown, but they can also be blue, depending on the dog's color pattern. They feature a wide variety of color patterns, including solid, tricolor, bico... read more about the Border Collie.

Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher is a dog of medium large size, powerfully built and capable of great endurance and speed. Its body is compact and muscular, with the head, neck and legs in proportion to the body. The tail is almost always docked short. The head is long and wedge-shaped, starting wide at the ears and tapering to the nose. The eyes are almond shaped and deep set, their color ranging from medium to dark brown. Ears are normally cropped and carried erect. The coat is short, hard and smoo... read more about the Doberman Pinscher.

English Springer Spaniel

So named because its job was to spring at birds forcing them into flight, the English Springer Spaniel is both functional and pleasing to the eye. The dog has a compact build, medium in height and obviously athletic. When shown these dogs are required to be in excellent shape reflecting their original purpose as a gun dog. The head is strong and refined with a rounded skull that has a slight groove between the eyes. The upper lips hang slightly just covering the line of the lower jaw, givi... read more about the English Springer Spaniel.