10 of the smartest dog breeds of all time

10 of the smartest dog breeds of all time

Psychologist Stanley Coren, a widely published author from the University of British Columbia, studied data from 208 dog-obedience judges in the United States and Canada to determine which breeds are the smartest, based on how well they perform in formal obedience exercises.

  There are, in fact, many contexts in which dogs perform and get to show off their abilities, such as service dog work, drug detection, and agility competitions. 

Performance in obedience competitions is just one of those areas in which dogs get to show off a little, and breed results can vary depending upon the activity in question.

While assessing true intelligence is not a straightforward task, Coren’s list can be a fun way to stimulate discussion with your friends while at the dog park. 

Also, be careful what you wish for. A highly intelligent dog can be very draining for the average family because it is not always easy to stay one step ahead of her.

1- Border Collie

Border Collie

2- Poodle


3- German Shepherd

4- Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

5- Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

6- Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

7- Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

8- Papillon


9- Rottweiler


10- Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

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