10 Least Loyal Dog Breeds

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Landing on the list of least loyal dog breeds does indicate that some dogs are a little more carefree than others. While these dogs might not practice the same type of loyalty as others, they’re still fun to have around.

Chow Chow


It’s amusing to think that some dogs have very cat-like qualities. They’re not the least loyal breed, but they are very aloof and incredibly stubborn, meaning that they’re bound to ignore you at some point.

Afghan Hound


Among the least loyal breeds, the Afghan Hound is still one of the most affectionate. And, to be fair, they’re not exactly disloyal, they’re very active.



These dogs were actually bred for independence. That makes an argument against being the least loyal if they do as they’ve been trained, but then again, their short attention span is kind of tough to deal with.



Many people might think of the Bloodhound as the most loyal rather than the least loyal since this is how they’re portrayed at times. But the fact is that Bloodhounds are another independent breed that is the definition of stubborn.



At one time, Bulldogs were known as insanely aggressive since they were used for bull-baiting. But these days, that stubbornness has carried over and allowed them to be kind of tough to deal with at times, even if they’re lovable in some instances.

Welsh Terrier


It would appear that being bred for independence is a common trait among a lot of these dogs. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it does tend to instill the feeling that dogs that fall under this umbrella term don’t always feel the need to show as much loyalty to their owners unless they feel like it.



These dogs were bred as lap dogs, without question. This kind of explains their lack of activity and the idea that they’re not really obedient, but are incredibly high-maintenance.


Despite their slightly comical appearance, these dogs were bred as hunters. True, they were meant to hunt animals like badgers, rabbits, and even boars, but this independent streak makes them incredibly tough to train.



When a dog is taught and bred to chase small game it’s fair to assume that they’ll be tough to train. What this means is that they’ll pay more attention to what their nose is telling them than their owner.



It’s possible to train a Borzoi, but it takes time and a lot of patience. The need to chase and hunt though is a strong compulsion and tends to override many other commands.


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