Top 9 Independent Dog Breeds

Akita: A powerful and dignified breed that is highly independent and known for its strong-willed nature.

Basenji: A small African breed that is independent, intelligent, and often described as cat-like in its behavior.

Siberian Husky: These energetic and intelligent dogs have a strong independent streak and a tendency to be self-reliant.

Shiba Inu: A Japanese breed known for its independence, confidence, and strong sense of self.

Chow Chow: With their aloof and independent nature, Chow Chows can be quite self-reliant and tend to bond closely with their families.

Afghan Hound: This elegant breed is known for its independence and can sometimes display a stubborn streak.

Alaskan Malamute: These strong and independent dogs were bred to work and think for themselves in harsh Arctic conditions.

Basque Shepherd: Known for their independent nature, these herding dogs from the Basque region of Spain are highly self-reliant.

Shetland Sheepdog: Though intelligent and trainable, Shelties have an independent nature and may show a level of self-sufficiency.