Basset Hounds may be incredibly adorable, but they are also known to be notoriously stubborn, which makes training them quite a challenge. They may be very lovable, but their headstrong nature requires a lot of patience.
We have no doubt that adopting a Basset Hound to your home will make for a great addition, but just be prepared for their demanding character.
The Chihuahua was first discovered in 1850 and was named after the Mexican state in which it was found. The diminutive breed is the smallest of all dog breeds, weighing between two to six pounds and standing just inches off the ground. Their bulgy eyes and perky ears define them. But just because it is small doesn’t mean the Chihuahua is innocuous. If it were a larger breed, it would present bigger issues.
Chihuahuas are yappers, nippers, and aggressive. They will courageously go after large dogs with no apparent realization of their smaller size. They are strong-willed, proud, and lively. But they are also affectionate, loving, and loyal companions. “Small Dog Syndrome” plagues this breed. And, as totally loyal and attached to their human, they go after threats to them, whether real or perceived. Chihuahuas are not good with children. They do not like or trust children and can get snappish.
The Great Dane is an extremely large dog. It holds world records for being the tallest dog. Like Saint Bernard, it is known as a gentle giant who drools a lot. It’s playful and attentive to children, loves people, and is not overly aggressive. They are known to be dependable and loyal. Great Danes make expert watchdogs.
However, this very large dog needs consistent training, which should start early. Even as a puppy, a Dane can knock over children and small tables. As a grown dog, its tail can clear a coffee table with a single stroke. These dogs grow to 175 pounds. They cannot be carried around the house or easily moved. Contrary to the name, Great Danes were bred in Germany in the 1300s as proficient hunters who were able to take down wild boars.
Beagles are very obstinate and easily distracted. Most people automatically take a liking to beagles, but only once they've been trained. Beagles are clever and require a lot more stimulation than most breeds.
Their independent nature also means that obedience doesn't come easy to them but once they have been trained, they make for a loving member of the family.
Bloodhounds are known for their big droop ears and long wrinkled faces, but they're also known for being headstrong, curious, and loving. You can train a bloodhound, but as a breed, they are not exactly a star in the obedience ring.
They are wonderfully independent but they are just not very motivated to perform tricks and maneuvers for their own sake, but they might be more obedient if there's a treat involved.