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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 Brittanys face is intelligent and expressive, and their eyes are various shades of amber or hazel. The dogs 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 four inches. The c... read more about the Brittany (Brittany Spaniel) .

American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo Dog is a member of the Spitz family. Like most Spitz breeds, the American Eskimo Dog has pointed, erect ears and an impressive coat. The head is fairly small and carries an intelligent expression. The eyes have an oval shape, are dark brown in color, and are surrounded by dark brown or black rims. The nose, like the rims, is a medium to dark brown color. The American Eskimo Dog has a beautifully plumed tail that usually curls up freely over the back but may drop down... read more about the American Eskimo Dog.

American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull)

Note: the breed recognized by the AKC as the American Staffordshire Terrier is very similar in appearance to the breed recognized by the UKC as the American Pit Bull Terrier, though the Am Staff is generally slightly larger. Stocky and muscular, the American Staffordshire Terrier, one of the breeds commonly referred to as a Pit Bull, is a dog of unequaled courage and power for its size. The head is of medium length and broad, with distinct stop and highly developed check muscles. Small ears a... read more about the American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull).

American Water Spaniel

The American Water Spaniel is a dog bred to hunt in any environment. Its medium size, muscular body and curly water-proof coat contribute to its abilities as an all-around hunting dog. The breed is dense in both muscle and bone, but does not have a stout or clumsy appearance. The body is well-proportioned with the length measuring slightly more than the height. The head is broad and full, with the face carrying an expression of alertness and intelligence. The eyes are rounded and set wel... 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... read more about the Bernese Mountain Dog.

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a small, stocky dog of balanced proportions. The gently rounded skull features a lightly accentuated stop and well-balanced muzzle. The round eyes are dark brown or even black in color, with a curious yet soft expression. Surrounding the eyes are dark brown to black skin known as halos which serve to accentuate them. The drop ears are high-set and covered with long hair, and frame the face well when the dog is alert. The Bichons nose is sensitive and always black, whi... read more about the Bichon Frise.