Here Come The Dogs! Part 4: The Smartest Dog Breeds! How Clever Is Your Dog?

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Though, the order of this list might be arguable, but these 10 dogs are sure the cleverest dog breeds in the world, some dogs are left out, but that doesn’t meant that the dogs didn’t make to the list aren’t smart!
How smart is your dog? Did he or she makes to this list, check this out!

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1.Border Collie

The Border Collie is a working and herding dog breed developed in the English-Scottish border region for herding livestock, especially sheep. It was specifically bred for intelligence and obedience.

They have an intense connection with humans, making them ideal work and home companions. However, keep this in mind: Border Collies invariably will not do well unless they are with people who are as high energy as they are.

The smartest dog breeds Border Collie

The smartest dog breeds Border Collie

2. Poodle

The poodle is skillful in many dog sports, including agility, obedience, tracking, and even herding. Poodles have taken top honors in many conformation shows, including “Best in Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 1991 and 2002, and at the World Dog Show in 2007 and 2010.

Easily trainable, steadfast and sharp-minded, Poodles flourish in human company.

The smartest dog breeds Poodle

The smartest dog breeds Poodle

The smartest dog breeds Poodle

3. German Shepherd

German Shepherds are a relatively new breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899. As part of the Herding Group, German Shepherds are working dogs developed originally for herding sheep. Since that time, however, because of their strength, intelligence, trainability and obedience, German Shepherds around the world are often the preferred breed for many types of work, including search-and-rescue, police and military roles and even acting.

The smartest dog breeds German Shepherd

The smartest dog breeds German Shepherd

The smartest dog breeds German Shepherd

4.Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers have an instinctive love of water, and are easy to train to basic or advanced obedience standards.

The Golden Retrievers’ intelligence makes it a versatile breed and allows it to fill a variety of roles – common ones being guide dog for the blind, hearing dog for the deaf, hunting dog, detection dog, and search and rescue participant.

A very affectionate and popular breed, the Golden Retriever is highly regarded for its intelligence. They can learn well over 200 commands, making them indispensable companions, both in the home and in the workplace. Loyal, loving and patient, with a willingness to please and a love of learning, this is a fabulous companion pet to bring into your family.

The smartest dog breeds Golden Retriever

The smartest dog breeds Golden Retriever

5. Doberman Pinscher

As a personal protection dog, the Doberman was originally bred for these traits: it had to be large and intimidating, fearless, and willing to defend its owner, but sufficiently obedient and restrained to only do so on command. These traits served the dog well in its role as a personal defense dog, police dog, or war dog, but were not ideally adapted to a companionship role. The Doberman Pinscher’s aggression has been toned down by modern breeders over the years, and today’s Dobermans are known for a much more even and good natured temperament, extreme loyalty, high intelligence, and great trainability. In fact, the Doberman Pinscher’s size, short coat, and intelligence have made it a desirable house dog. The Doberman Pinscher is known to be energetic, watchful, fearless and obedient.

The smartest dog breeds  Doberman Pinscher

The smartest dog breeds Doberman Pinscher

6. Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog, often known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog.They are vocal, excitable, energetic dogs who are always willing to please and work hard.

Highly intelligent, the Sheltie handles life with great efficiency and diligence, learning new commands with little repetition and making sure that all of the family is safe, sound and in place. They show great devotion to their families and are happy to live just about anywhere.

The smartest dog breeds  Shetland Sheepdog

The smartest dog breeds Shetland Sheepdog

7. Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever, also known as simply Labrador or Lab, is one of several kinds of retrievers, a type of gun dog. They are even-tempered and well-behaved around young children and the elderly. Labradors are athletic, playful, and the most popular breed of dog.

the Lab is best known for its intelligence, affection, patience, and gentility, making them perfect companions for households with kids. They are easily trained, and, in fact, are one of the top dogs chosen for search and rescue, assisting the disabled and police work. They are also known to self train, observing behaviors in humans and repeating them — a great asset in emergency situations.

The smartest dog breeds Labrador Retriever

The smartest dog breeds Labrador Retriever

The smartest dog breeds Labrador Retriever

8. Papillon

This deceptively cute, butterfly-eared dog is smarter, tougher and stronger than it appears — it’s like the bionic dog!. Often described as big dogs in little bodies, they have the athletic stamina to keep up on long walks and the bravura of a canine ten times its size. The Papillon is a true companion and watchdog. Although they can be ferociously protective over what belongs to them, their keen intelligence makes it possible to take them anywhere. Let’s not forget they can be litter trained, a big plus!

The smartest dog breeds Papillon

The smartest dog breeds Papillon

9. Rottweiler

Another working dog, the Rottweiler began in Germany as a true companion. They are still primarily used for work as guard dogs and as police dogs. They are well known for their stoicism, keen perception, courage and unflagging loyalty. They make an excellent addition to the family.

The smartest dog breeds Rottweiler

The smartest dog breeds  Rottweiler

The smartest dog breeds Rottweiler

10. Australian Cattle Dog

As with dogs from other working breeds, the Australian Cattle Dog has a high level of energy, a quick intelligence, and an independent streak. It responds well to structured training, particularly if it is interesting and challenging. It was originally bred to herd by biting, and is known to nip running children. It forms a strong attachment to its owners, and can be protective of them and their possessions. It is easy to groom and maintain, requiring little more than brushing during the shedding period.

The smartest dog breeds  Australian Cattle Dog

The smartest dog breeds  Australian Cattle Dog

The smartest dog breeds  Australian Cattle Dog

Here is a video for you to have some fun!

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Part 5: The Dumbest Dogs Ever! 

Part 4: The Smartest Dog Breeds! 

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