5 Smartest Dog Breeds

The following five canine Einsteins all share two qualities: the ability to learn new commands fast and the ability to perform them 95% of the time or more.

So is your dog a clever canine? Let’s have a look at what are considered the masterminds in dog world.

The top 5 smartest dog breeds

5. Doberman Pinscher
Originally bred in Germany for protection, modern day Dobermans are much less aggressive and make great family pets that are extremely loyal despite their portrayal on TV as ‘bite-happy’ guard dogs, always chasing the good guy!

4. Golden Retriever
Bred originally in Scotland in the 1800’s from a lone yellow pup amongst a litter of black retrievers, these beautiful dogs and incredibly friendly. As their name suggests, their excellence lies in their ability to retrieve things. They are also considered incredibly agile and obedient. They are exemplary service dogs.

3. German Shepherd
These beautiful animals are my personal favourite. As their name suggests they were originally bred in Germany in the late 1880’s as herding dogs but as Germany became more industrialised, the necessity for herding dogs reduced. The breed is familiar now to most people as a being involved with law enforcement.

2. Poodle
More than just weird and wonderful haircuts, poodles were originally bred in Germany for bird hunting and water retrieving. Their history includes many occupations, from herding sheep to crossing the battle field to bring supplies to the wounded. The poodle is remarkable for its loving nature and trainable intelligence.

1. Border Collie
Originally known as the “Scotch sheep dog,” the border collie hails from the highland border of England and Scotland. Bred to think independently and at long distances from human shepherds, they have the problem solving intelligence and strong working drive to maintain control of the flock.

So what do you think?  Is your dog smarter than those on this list? Let us know what you think.

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