So, where does the concept of ‘dumb’ dogs figure in the equation? I guess it’s got to do with the extremely benign, goofy side that every dog has, which makes him eat poop, chase bird shadows for hours on end, or the good ol’ drinking from the toilet. Even the smartest dogs tend to indulge in this kind of behavior, but there are a few breeds who have taken their goofiness and transformed it into something of an art form.
But before we go on to making what may seem like unsubstantiated allegations against man’s best friend, here are a few qualifiers that make us call these breeds as dumb:
- Takes (too much) time to respond to training
- Has no sense of direction
- Has trouble remembering everyday things/faces
- Is perpetually lost in his own world
Now that we know what makes up a less-than-intelligent dog breed, let’s find out which ones made the cut.
Our dogs are what we make them to be, just as the Pekingese have been lap dogs, or the Bloodhounds have been expert sniffers for generations. Years of behavior cannot be altered on a whim, which is what gives these dogs their peculiar quirks. And we, being their human parents, love them to death, no matter what.