List of 25+ Stubborn Dog Breeds

Ever wondered which dog breeds tend to be the most stubborn? Every dog is different, and every one of these dogs makes great pets, but these dogs are known for being a bit more stubborn than usual. Stubbornness doesn't have to be a bad thing – just look at the Jack Russell Terrier. With proper obedience training, these lively little dogs make wonderful pets. However, the dogs on this list may be a tiny bit more difficult to train at times, and might resist you at times.

If you already own a stubborn dog, then you are the perfect voter for this list. For those of you thinking about adopting a stubborn dog, use this ranked list to become more informed about each of these canines.

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    77 VOTES

    Bull Terrier (Miniature)

    The Miniature Bull Terrier is a breed with origins in the extinct English White Terrier, the Dalmatian and the Bulldog. The first existence is documented 1872 in The Dogs of British Island.
    77 votes
  • The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting in England. It is principally white-bodied and smooth, rough or broken-coated and can be any colour. The Jack Russell is frequently confused with the Parson Russell terrier (see the American Kennel Club) and the Russell terrier, which is a shorter-legged, stockier variety. (Within the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, the "Russell terrier" is also known as "Jack Russell terrier".) The term "Jack Russell" is also commonly misapplied to other small white terriers. The Jack Russell is a broad type, with a size range of 25–38 cm (10–15 in). The Parson Russell is limited only to a middle range with a standard ...more
    113 votes
  • Miniature Siberian Husky
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    89 VOTES

    Miniature Siberian Husky

    89 votes
  • 4
    81 VOTES
    The dachshund (UK: DAKS-ənd, -⁠huund, -⁠huunt or US: DAHKS-huunt, -⁠ənd)(German: "badger dog"), also known as the sausage dog or wiener dog is a short-legged, long-bodied, hound-type dog breed. They may be smooth-haired, wire-haired, or long-haired. The standard-size dachshund was developed to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was bred to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. In the Western United States, they have also been used to track wounded deer and hunt prairie dogs. Dachshunds also participate in conformation shows, field trials and many other events organized through pure-bred dog organizations such as the American ...more
    81 votes
  • Tibetan Mastiff
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    The Tibetan Mastiff (Tibetan: འདོགས་ཁྱི, Chinese: 藏獒; Pinyin: Zàng áo) is a large Tibetan dog breed belonging to the mastiff family. Originating with the nomadic cultures of Tibet, China, Mongolia and Nepal, it is used by local tribes of Tibetans to protect sheep from wolves, leopards, bears, large mustelids, and tigers.
    57 votes
  • 6
    62 VOTES
    The Bloodhound is a large scent hound, originally bred for hunting deer, wild boar and, since the Middle Ages, for tracking people. Believed to be descended from hounds once kept at the Abbey of Saint-Hubert, Belgium, it is known to French speakers as the Chien de Saint-Hubert. This breed is famed for its ability to discern human scent over great distances, even days later. Its extraordinarily keen sense of smell is combined with a strong and tenacious tracking instinct, producing the ideal scent hound, and it is used by police and law enforcement all over the world to track escaped prisoners, missing people, and lost pets.
    62 votes