Man’s best friend, God’s gift to mankind, or just a fluffball to calm our soul, whatever you want to call them, there is hardly a person on this earth who dislikes dogs. They are loyal, protective, and sometimes just plain silly but they never leave our sight. No matter what problems you might have, they will never abandon you. From little Chihuahuas to the Great Dane, no matter their size, we can all agree on one thing that they are adorable. Not only do they protect us and our family, but they are also incredibly intelligent too. Here is a list of the top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds.
Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds
Raised as a herder for a long time, they are astonishingly intelligent pups. According to Stanley Coren’s intelligence ranking, they took first place and it is said that they only take about 5 seconds to learn a command and they follow it around 95% of the time. That is one crazy smart dog!
This adorable looking curl ball not only pleases our heart but is also very smart. They took second place on Stanley Coren’s intelligence ranking. They are exceptionally smart and active. They are quite good at retrieving things from the water and also truffle hunting as well.
Incredibly protective and loyal canine, German Shepherds have been a staple guard dog for many years. From K-9 to just a house dog, they have fulfilled every role with equal qualities that they are renowned for. They are also on our list because of their brilliance.
We have come to know about this smart dog through widely acclaimed movie series, “Air Bud”. As shown in the movie, they are very smart. They are one of the most famous family pets and are renowned for their goofiness too.
They are very loyal, protective, and one amongst the smartest dog breeds in the world. They can seem a little intimidating at first but they are very gentle with kids and are a very good family dog. They are immensely intelligent and extremely athletic. Therefore, it is known that no task is out of their league.
These adorable looking pup kinds are a bit smaller than Collies but they are equally smart and agile. They make a great family dog or sheep herder. They are nature lovers and are always up for cuddles.
Like the German Shepherd, Labs make great detection dogs because of their keen sense of smell and likewise, they are also very intelligent in their own right. No wonder in America they have been voted as the most popular dog breed for 27 years in a row. Yeah, that’s right, 27 years in a row!
This 5 pounder pup may look like a normal lap dog at a first glance but it is much more than that. They most usually take the top prize in competitive dog competitions. Not only are they smart but are also very agile and quick.
Descendents of drover dogs from Ancient Rome, Rottweilers take careful attention and regular training from their master to keep them in check. Afterward, this pooch will turn into an intelligent and loving friend.
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Cattle Dogs are a very intelligent breed of dogs. They are very agile, alert, and curious. They are very energetic which makes them excellent herders. That doesn’t mean they don’t like cuddles every now and then.
This list may only include only ten dogs but every other dog breed are smart, playful, and goofy. Along with intelligence, dogs are also equally loyal and always put their master first. I really love a quote by a famous dog trainer, Cesar Millan. He said, “Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human”. That is why I love my dog and I would strongly advise anyone who reads this to get yourself a dog. I promise they will never disappoint you.