Anyone who’s ever considered getting a dog knows that there are so many different types to choose from and narrowing your choice down to one can be a bit of a challenge. While some people choose a certain type of dog because of their size or appearance, others do so base on characteristics. Maybe you’re looking for a dog that’s energetic and that can keep up with your active lifestyle or maybe you want a family pet that’s protective and great with children.

Whatever it is you’re looking for in a dog, one thing is for certain and that is you’re going to have to train it. To make dog obedience training easier on yourself and your dog consider getting a breed that’s intelligent and obedient and ultimately trainable.

Top 10 Easy To Train Dog Breeds

Below is a list of the top 10 easy to train dog breeds you might want to take home with you.

Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog’s origins are from no other than Australia of course, but you don’t have to go “down under” to get one of these lovable pooches. They’re medium sized dogs that can grow up to 51 centimeters in height and weigh as much as 16 kilograms. Their life span averages about 13-15 years and they’re known to be a very loyal, energetic, and obedient breed. They are also very protective and cautious and can be quite brave if situation calls for it.

Border Collie

The Border Collie can find its roots all over the United Kingdom. They are medium sized dogs that can grow up to 56 centimeters tall and weigh as much as 20.4 kilograms. Their life span averages about 13-16 years and they’re regarded as one of the most, if not the most highly intelligent dog breed of all. They are also energetic, responsive, and alert but can also be quite tenacious.

Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher is one of the many proud breeds of Germany. They are large dogs that can reach almost 70 centimeters in height and weigh as much as 45 kilograms. Dobermans have a life span of 10-14 years and are very intelligent and obedient dogs. Their loyalty and fearlessness also make them great guard dogs for families.

German Shepherd

German Shepherds are another wonderful dog breed that originated from Germany. They are large sized dogs that can grow as tall as 65 centimeters and weigh about 40 kilograms at the max. Although their life span is generally no longer than 10 years, their good temperaments, kind and gentle demeanors and outgoing qualities make them wonderful pets. Plus they’re very intelligent and easy to train.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are one of Great Britain’s most highly respected and loved dogs. They are a large breed that can grow up to 57 centimeters in height and weigh as much as 35 kilograms with an average of a 10-13 years life span. Golden Retrievers are very trustworthy, friendly and reliable. Their confidence and intelligence makes training them easy and fun even in a dog day care center.

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever, or Lab for short, come from the United Kingdom and Canada. They are considered to be medium sized dogs with a maximum height reach of 62 centimeters and 36 kilograms in weight. Labs have a life span of 10-13 years. They are good tempered, gentle and intelligent as well as outgoing and agile.


The Papillon originates from France and is a small dog breed. It can reach up to 28 centimeters in height and weigh as much as 5 kilograms. But what this dog lacks in stature gains in a lengthy life span of 13-15 years. Plus it’s a very happy and energetic breed that’s also alert and intelligent.


The Poodle comes from Germany and France and the breed varies greatly from Standard Poodles to Miniature Poodles. Their size can fall in any of the small, medium or large category and they have a life span of 12-15 years. Poodles are very intelligent as well as instinctual. They are an active breed that’s also faithful and trainable.


The Rottweiler can find its roots in Germany and is considered to be a large dog breed. It has a lifespan of 9-10 years and can measure up to 68 centimeters in height and weigh as much as 59 kilograms. They are naturally good natured, calm, obedient and devoted animals. Their courage, alertness, confidence and fearlessness make them the ideal guard dog.

Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog are originally from Scotland and are also known as Sheltie. They are medium sized dogs that reach up to 41 centimeters in height and 12.3 kilograms in weight. They have a life span of 12-13 years and are a very active and playful breed. Shelties are also intelligent and responsive making them highly trainable.