Top 10 Smartest Breeds

July 10, 2009

bordercollieSome of the more-trainable breeds were tested to determine which breeds might be smarter. The tests judged how quickly they learned obedience commands and how quickly they solved problems. Regardless of who’s #1 a lot of our dogs potential depends on us, the more active we are with them, the more knowledge we have, the more training we do, our dogs will become smarter.  So keep reading from blog sites like mine and your dog will be competing for a spot in the top ten. However, don’t get your hopes too high as I think the breed in the #1 spot has nothing to worry about.

10. Australian cattle dog

9.   Rottweiler

8.   Papillon

7.   Labrador

6.   Shetland Sheepdog

5.   Doberman

4.   Golden Retriever

3.   German Shepherd

2.   Poodle

1.   Border Collie


2 Responses to “Top 10 Smartest Breeds”

  1. Robert on November 7th, 2009 8:18 am

    Trainers and true dog people, can make not so smart dogs seem smart. Many trainers today have all the smart breeds, that do all sorts of tricks. I always thought that owning a border collie would be cheating. So, I went out and got a cat to train. If you haven’t seen Quiz, I have a few videos of him on my YouTube channel

    Thanks again

  2. Robert on February 23rd, 2010 5:29 pm

    Hi Claire, Australian Shepherds just missed the list. But I agree, very smart- especially with the the right owner