If you are looking for docile and obedient dog breed, the best choice are the working dogs. But most of the time they are also very active and energetic. You can teach those dogs almost everything, even the most difficult tricks.
One of the most obedient dog breed is Doberman Pinscher. The popular belief is, that Dobermans are agressive and dangerous. If they are raised, trained and well socialzed, it is definitely not true. And towards their owner and their family, they are very affectionate – sometimes too much and definitely easily trainable, obedient and docile. And they have extraordinary memory!
Terriers are not very well known to be obedient. But there is a one exception - Border Terrier. They are very quick and eager learners. But they gets bored very easily, that is why they need a tons of mental and physical excercises.
And what about the most popular dog breed in the world - Labador Retriever? Not only they are super friendly, fun to be around and loving. They are also known for being very intelligent and eager to please. This combination always make a great obedient and trainable dog. Because of that, Labs are used as assistance guide dogs all around the world.
Almost all herding dogs could be on this list. Do you know why? It is because herding requieres a lot of problem-solving skills. That is why all these dogs are amazing at training all different kinds of tricks. And that is also the reason why Australian Shepherds or Border Collies are one of the best at dog sports like agility and obedience.
German Shepherd must be on this list as well. They are not only shepherds, but also military and police dogs, great protectors and guards and amazing family dogs. German shepherds tend to attach to their owner and in my opinion the loyalty to their owner is their biggest advantage.
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