Lovably Dumber Dog Breeds

Since these hounds are independent and strong-willed, maybe they don't want to learn commands—what's in it for them? Afghans prefer cuddling with family, dazzling kids with spectacular hair-flip pyrotechnics, and playing with other dogs.

Coren considered the basenji somewhat less dumb than the Afghan hound, but he may not be "dumb" as much as uninterested in obedience training.

Many people like all these bulldog breeds. Coren's research ranks the English bulldog third dumbest among canine breeds.

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Many people like all these bulldog breeds. Coren's research ranks the English bulldog third dumbest among canine breeds.

The borzoi, one of the world's quickest canines, but also one of the dumbest, according to Coren.

According to the AKC, Pekingese dogs love their families. Peeks get along with kids, strangers, and other dogs.

 Its soulful eyes and clownish nature make the beagle one of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. They're also one of the most shelter-bound canine breeds

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