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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.


The Sheepadoodle is a mixed breed dog that comes from an Old English Sheepdog mother and a Poodle father. This beautiful teddy bear-like dog comes in three sizes: standard, mini, and toy. Find Sheepadoodle puppies or a Sheepadoodle breeder on Breeder Retriever.


An Aussiedoodle is the whip-smart and adorable result of breeding an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle. Generally, their Poodle parent is either standard or miniature. A mini Aussiedoodle can weigh around 25 lbs, but a standard Aussiedoodle can weigh as much as 70 lbs! While Poodles tend to have low-shedding coats, Aussiedoodles wont necessarily be hypoallergenic. This breed can have different types of fur: loose and curly, or long and straight.

Shih Poo

The Shih Poo is a crossbreed between a Shih Tzu and a Miniature Poodle. Depending on their parentage, they may inherit more traits from one breed than the other. The Shih Poos coat can be straight or curly, and it comes in any range of colors. The Shih Poos coat is most commonly black, white, brown, cream, black and tan, red, white, or apricot although they can be found in many different colors. The Shih Poo is sometimes referred to as a designer dog breed. They were originally bred to mix t... read more about the Shih Poo.

Brittany (Brittany Spaniel)

The Brittany, formerly known as Brittany Spaniel, is an athletic and sturdily built dog of medium size. Their ears are short and triangular, lying flat against the skull, which is rounded and medium length. The Brittany’s face is intelligent and expressive, and their eyes are various shades of amber or hazel. The dog’s frame is strong and leggy, with their height at their shoulders equal to their length. The tail is naturally short but is generally docked to a length of about f... read more about the Brittany (Brittany Spaniel) .

American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo Dog packs a lot of personality into a compact fuzzball. A member of the esteemed spitz family, this breed has pointy, alert ears and a long, fuzzy coat. They have a distinctive grin when they’re happily panting away. While some dogs come in a one-size-fits-all makeup, American Eskimo Dog sizes can vary greatly.

There are standard American Eskimo Dogs, which are the biggest of the breed. Standard males weigh about 25-40 pounds. Miniature American Eskimo Dogs... read more about the American Eskimo Dog.

American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull)

A good dog with a bad rap, the courageous American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull) is a lovable pet for responsible, caring owners. There is a lot of breed name confusion and bad press surrounding this amazing dog. Also known as the Amstaff, the American Staffordshire Terrier should not be confused with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, a slightly smaller breed, or the American Pit Bull Terrier.

The American Pit Bull Terrier was the origin of the American Staffordshire Terrier, but th... read more about the American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull).

American Water Spaniel

On land or in the water, the American Water Spaniel is ready and willing to hunt in any environment. They are packed with a lot of muscle and strong, dense bones, but nothing about this dog comes off as clumsy or cumbersome. They have a distinct, waterproof coat which enables them to hunt in all kinds of conditions — rain, snow, lakes, rivers, you name it.

Their coat can be wavy or curly with an undercoat, and they tend to be brown or dark chocolate colored. Every once in... read more about the American Water Spaniel.

Bearded Collie

The Bearded Collie is a medium-sized working dog with an air of strength and hardiness. The head is proportional to the body with a moderate stop and a flat, broad skull. The foreface is the same length as the distance between the occiput and stop, and the muzzle is full and sports a square-shaped nose of large size. Eyes are wide-set, their color depending on the tone of the coat, framed with arched brows that blend into the coat. The expression is one of soft affection and intelligence.... read more about the Bearded Collie.

Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large, beautifully colored working dog. Its head is broad and flat, with a gentle furrow and distinct stop, and a muzzle that is straight and long. Gently oval shaped eyes are brown in color. The ears are triangular, medium in size, set close to the head with softly rounded ends. A long, muscular neck leads to a topline that is even from withers to croup. The chest is deep and well-muscled, and the back firm and wide. The tail is long, bushy and carried low un... read more about the Bernese Mountain Dog.

Bichon Frise

It only takes one look at a Bichon Frise to know exactly what type of dog you are going to get. These little fluffballs act as cute as they look and make great companions for all ages. This breed is often mistaken for a Poodle, but they are members of the Barbichon family. They stand just under a foot tall and weigh about 10 pounds. Despite their small stature, the American Kennel Club does not classify them as a toy breed. Rather, the Bichon Frise dog is a member of the non-sporting group... read more about the Bichon Frise.