Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds

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 to one thing that they are adorable. Not only they protect us and our family, but they are also incredibly intelligent too. Here is a list of top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds.

Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds

Border Collie

Border Collie

Border Collie

Raised as a herder for a long time, they are astonishingly intelligent pups. According to Stanley Coren’s intelligence ranking, they took the 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!

Poodle

Poodle

Poodle

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.

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

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.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

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.

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

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.

Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

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.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Like the German Shepherd, Labs make great detection dogs because of their keen sense of smell and likewise, they are also very intelligent on 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!

Papillon

Papillon

Papillon

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.

Rottweiler

Rottweiler

Rottweiler

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 Dog

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 breeds 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.

 

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