For those looking for a dog, the ability to train them is obviously an important factor in which dog they decide to go with. Let’s take a look at ten of the most trainable, teachable dogs in the world:
1 – Collie
Collies are natural born herding dogs and rank number one on our list of the most trainable, teachable dogs. They’re most often found on farms, being used for herding purposes or just for simply protecting the animals. Collies are known best for their agility and stamina, which is why they excel as herding dogs. Although they’re very trainable and teachable, they’re at their best when they’re able to roam freely and are generally not recommended to people with limited outdoor space.
2 – Poodle
The poodle is one of the most easily trainable animals on the planet, as is evidenced by their knack for consistently winning dog shows. Poodles have a very diverse skillset, as they are also skilled at tracking and herding. They are undoubtedly one of the most obedient dogs you will ever find.
3 – Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular house dogs in the world. As their name suggests, they were originally bred to retrieve wildlife for hunters. The one unfortunate thing about golden retrievers is the level to which they shed, meaning they require regular grooming sessions. Their ability to be taught and trained easily has made them a favorite as a guide dog for the blind.
4 – German Shepherd
The German Shepherd breed originated in Germany and has since become the second most popular type of dog in the world. Their obedience and trainability has made them a favorite to act in many different types of military and search and rescue teams.
5 – Lab Retriever
Similar to the Golden Retriever, the Lab Retriever is another breed that is frequently used as an assistance dog for the blind or deaf. They’re the most popular breed of dog in the world and are a perfect dog for families.
6 – Doberman
Dobermans were once the most popular breed of dog used by law enforcement teams, although they have since been taken over by the German Shepherd. Even so, the Doberman is one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world.
7 – Shetland Sheepdog
The Sheltie, as it is commonly referred to, is a herding dog that has numerous similarities to collies. Although they’re much smaller than collies, they’re still very useful as an extra farmhand.
8 – Rottweiler
Rottweilers have developed a strong reputation for their intelligence and are commonly used as guard dogs or police dogs. They have an extended history of herding, although they aren’t often used for those purposes very often today.
9 – Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is another type of herding dog that is known for its intelligence. These dogs are much more independent than other types of dogs, although they’re known to be extremely protective of their owners.
10 – Papillon
The Papillon is the smallest dog on this list and they’re widely used as companion dogs for families. They’re one of the better dog breeds at learning new tricks.