Top 8 smartest dog breeds

All dogs make for our best friends. Humans have a long history of raising dogs. In the animal kingdom, dogs have a high IQ. Many people even determine a dog’s IQ in the first place before adopting it. The top 10 smartest dogs all possess the ability to learn commands in five tries or less and obey the first command 95% of the time or better. Even the breeds in second place boast the ability to learn new instructions with five to 15 repetitions and obey the first command 85% of the time. So who is the smartest dog out there? Here are 10 of the most intelligent dog breeds.

Border Collie

A workaholic, this breed is the premier sheep herder, prized for its intelligence, extraordinary instinct, and working ability. The Border Collie ranks first in the IQ rankings of dog breeds in the world. It is native to the Scottish border. Border Collie has a strong shepherding instinct, is intelligent by nature, is good at observing words, and can understand instructions. If the dog park was a high school, the border collie would be valedictorian, MVP, and voted most likable. Known for their athleticism, trainability, and intelligence

Poodle

poodle

Poodles are a kind of cute dog native to France. In the early years, they were often found in circus venues for performances. It shows that they are very smart and easy to train. They rank second in IQ. There are four types of poodles: giant dogs, standard dogs, mini dogs, and toy dogs (including teacup dogs) according to their size. The main difference between them is their sizes. They seem to have a noble temperament. More than just perfectly groomed fluff, the poodle unjustly became known as a froufrou breed when in reality, they are athletic, eager.

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

The German shepherd ranks third on the canine IQ ranking, which is agile and suitable for action. During World War I, the German army made use of the breed as a war dog. Because of their tall bodies, mighty appearance, and strong ability to work, German Shepherds are also active as police dogs, search and rescue dogs, guide dogs, shepherd dogs, watchdog, and domestic pet dogs all over the world. It is one of the shepherd dog breeds with strong obedience ability, smart and protective ability, and they can always complete instructions for the first time for training.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Golden retrievers are intelligent, friendly, and devoted sporting dogs. They are not only the most intelligent dogs but also one of the most popular breeds in the U.S. 

Goldens take their jobs to heart and try to be the best at what they do, whether they are hunting, serving as seeing-eye dogs, working in search-and-rescue, or simply being a loving companions.

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

Besides strength, endurance, and speed, Doberman pinschers have the smarts necessary to retain training to be an in-demand police dog or war dog. Doberman pinschers are known for their sleek appearance and sharp intelligence. Originally bred to accompany tax collectors in 19th century Germany (a risky job), this breed has earned a reputation as hard-working protectors.

Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland sheepdog is a miniature working Collie. They are playful and intelligent herding dogs that love to learn new tricks and play with kids. Proud and animated, the Shetland Sheepdog is a swift, light-footed runner and an agile, graceful jumper. Most Shelties have a soft, sweet temperament. They're peaceful with other animals and polite with everyone, though typically reserved and sometimes timid with strangers. 

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Labrador retrievers are the most popular dog breed in America. Because Labs want to please their pack leader, they are excellent guide dogs and rescue dogs. Its easy-going personality paired with sharp intelligence makes for a winning combination. Literally! It is also an excellent amphibious hunting dog.

Papillon

Papillon

Papillons are also called Butterfly-eared dogs and Babylonians. The smallest breed on the list, some papillons clock in at just 8 inches tall. They are native to France and originated in the 16th century. Papillons aren’t shy or aggressive and are especially fast and versatile little athletes that can be trained to do all kinds of tricks. their bloodline can be traced back to sporting spaniels, making them champions in agility and wit.


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