Many of us have decided to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes over the past couple of years – according to the Dog club dog ownership figures have soared by nearly eight per cent – and post-lockdown demand for puppies remains high.
There are 221 different purebred dog breeds to choose from, as well as plenty of crossbreeds, so there’s a lot of thought to go into before selecting the latest addition to your family.
There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with psychologist Stanley Coren’s book “The Intelligence of Dogs” ranking breeds by instinct, obedience and adaptability.
Besides having varying levels of intelligence, different puppy breeds are also very different when it comes to the crucial training process.
While some are likely to grasp basic commands quickly, others will find it much trickier – while others may even ignore your wishes even though they fully understand you.
Here are the 10 easiest and most difficult dog breeds to train.