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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   ... read more about the Labrador Retriever.

Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog is a medium-sized dog with a smooth, flat coat texture. Coloring is either blue or red speckle. If blue, the acceptable colors and markings are blue, black, white and tan that is distributed evenly. For red speckled Australian Cattle Dogs there should be red mottling with no cream or white. The head is proportionate to the rest of the body, strong and balanced. The muzzle is medium in length and neither pointed nor cheeky, with a pure black nose. The eyes are o   ... read more about the Australian Cattle Dog.

Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is a dog of medium size that is fawn to mahogany in color with a black mask and black tipped fur. The Malinois is a short-haired dog and looks similar to the German Shepherd, but there are several differences between the two breeds. They are smaller and lighter than the German Shepherd and do not feature the black saddle that is associated with the German Shepherd. Also, the Belgian Malinois is in general a more energetic and agile breed than the German Shepherd. Thes   ... read more about the Belgian Malinois.

Belgian Sheepdog

The Belgian Sheepdog is a muscular and sturdy medium-sized dog with a well-proportioned body. This dog sports long, straight guard hairs that are neither wiry nor silky, with a moderately harsh texture. The undercoat is thick and dense, although its density can depend on the climate in which the dog lives. A lush fringe of hair protects the neck, and the ears are protected by tufts of hair as well. The hair on the head and lower part of legs is shorter than on other parts of the body. Co   ... read more about the Belgian Sheepdog.

Belgian Tervuren

The Belgian Tervuren is a medium-sized dog that is strong, square and well-proportioned. The head is long without being overly so and features dark brown eyes that are slightly almond shaped. The expression is one of alertness, curiosity and intelligence. Ears are set high on the head, triangular and stiff with a height that is equal to the width at the base. The skull top and muzzle are of equal length, giving the head a balanced and proportionate appearance. The muzzle is not overly po   ... read more about the Belgian Tervuren.

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd, also known as the Aussie, is a well-proportioned dog that can come in a variety of colors including black, blue-merle, red and red-merle. The breed is slightly longer than it is tall, has a strong but not bulky body and a coat that is often ornamented with white markings. The Australian Shepherd’s muzzle tapers a bit from the base to the tip and ends with a rounded nose. The color of the nose is dependent on the coat; blue merles and black Aussies have black noses   ... read more about the Australian Shepherd.


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 bla   ... read more about the Beauceron.

Border Collie

The Border Collie is a medium size dog renowned for its unique herding techniques. The head is well proportioned, with a muzzle that tapers slightly toward the nose. Eyes are wide set, medium in size and oval shaped – color is typically brown but may be blue in merle dogs. Ears are set apart and carried erect or semi-erect; it is common to see one ear erect and the other semi-erect in some dogs. The Border Collie’s expression is intelligent and interested. The body is substantially muscular a   ... 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 s   ... 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, giv   ... read more about the English Springer Spaniel.