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The 10 most intelligent dog breeds

March 19, 2022


According to global studies and research, there are currently at least 350 unique dog breeds in the entire world. But, what are the most intelligent dog breeds? Specialists say that it is not easy to measure the capabilities of these pets.


Although much depends on how their owner educates them, there are dogs that learn faster, understand complex signs, words and even take care of children.


10. Australian Cattle Dog


The Australian Shepherd is a very intelligent dog. It is a dog that learns the rules and regulations that he must follow very quickly. It should also be borne in mind that they are very energetic and need correct training from a very young age. They have really good health and enjoy intensive sports, especially speed, agility, and obedience training.


9. Rottweiler


Rottweilers have an extraordinarily fast reaction capacity. In addition, they have a great intelligence, are very self-confident, affectionate and very protective dogs. They are excellent guards, and their fidelity and temperament  are worth being highlighted. They have bad press since they are considered potentially dangerous dogs, but they just need proper training.


8. Papillon


Papillon dogs can easily be well behaved. It is a dog that has great intelligence and a lot of sociability. It is perfect for the home because it has a great ability to adapt to different types of people, as well as other animals.


7. Labrador


Labradors are one of the most common breeds in homes. This is a very sociable, friendly, loyal, intelligent and fun-loving dog. In addition, it is a very easy breed to train, making it a very good companion for the home, as long as you have enough time to care for the animal.


6. Shetland Sheepdog


This intelligent dog may resemble a miniature collie. They love to play and are very energetic. In addition, they enjoy working around the house, on the farm, or participating in agility, speed, and obedience training. They are so loyal to their master that they constantly follow it and do not part with it.


5. Doberman Pinscher


Doberman Pinschers are intelligent and loyal to their master, which makes them good bodyguards, which goes well with their menacing appearance. However, and although they give the impression of being potentially dangerous, they are animals that can adapt to any lifestyle and the fastest dogs when it comes to automating commands and training in general. In addition, it is a very sociable, active dog. They do not like loneliness and boredom.


4. Golden Retriever


Very intuitive and sensitive, it is easily trainable, in addition to having a fairly balanced character, which makes it a highly recommended animal for families with children. This friendly dog stands out as a rescue dog, they are agile and obedient and excellent assistance dogs.


3. German Shepherd


It is a breed with many mental, physical and cognitive attributes. They are the emblem dog of the police since it has a very fine sense of smell. In any case, it must be taken into account that a German shepherd needs a good education and good training because otherwise, he could acquire inappropriate behavior.


2. Poodle


They are very intelligent dogs and very common in competitions. In fact, poodles are some of the most adept dogs when it comes to learning tricks.They are usually an ideal breed to have in cities and other urban environments since, unlike shepherds and working dogs, poodles have a balanced and calm character, as well as being very sensitive.


1. Border Collie


Border Collies are considered the most intelligent dog breed. This breed is known for being able to improve on its own, without the need for prior training or examples of how something should be done to solve it. In fact, they are capable of overcoming challenges that other dogs would not be capable of. Their great obedience is intuitive, they have very good reflexes and learn very easily. Also, they are affectionate, enthusiastic, vigilant, protective and sensitive.


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