Dogs have been one of the most well-loved pets of all time not just because of their being more cute to snuggle with but also for being far more connected to humans. Their personalities and skills differ depending on their specific breeds and recently psychology professor Stanley Coren came up with a list for the smartest dog breeds. If you are wondering if your pooch makes it to the line-up, then have a peek at all 37 of them.
According to the data, the dog breeds that made it to the top 10 most intelligent are those who need less than five times of repeating a new command and obeys the first 95% of the time. The second level in the smartest dogs list are those considered to be excellent working dogs who needs 5 to 15 repetitions and obeys it 85% of the time. Finally, the ones on the third tier are those comprehends the commands after 15 to 25 repeats and obeys it 70% of the time.
Here goes the rundown of the smartest dog breeds.
Airedale Terrier. This breed is also known to be the King of the Terriers. Their intelligence was proven during World War I as they were the ones delivering messages and even spotting the injured soldiers.
Giant Schnauzer. This dog breed is so smart it can even figure it out how to not obey your commands as its owner.
Puli. This one’s easy to recognize for its reggae man like shaggy coat, plus of course its being such a smart pal.
Belgian Sheepdog. This one is great in different kinds of tasks whether it is just about obedience competitions or in search and rescue operations. However, you must not keep them bored with repetitive routines.
Bernese Mountain Dog. The desire of this dog breed to work comes innate. They are a giant sized dog breed and they are capable of pulling up to a thousand pounds. But still, owners must never overexert them.
Cardigan Welsh Corgi. This breed is more tenacious compared to its brother breed, the Pembroke Welsh. There was even one popular dog of this breed named King Tut who saved the life of his owner for innumerable times due to diabetes.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi. They are highly intelligent and any owner will surely enjoy training bonding times with them.
Schipperke. This breed is curious by nature and they serve as amazing watchdogs. They may have a strong physical look but they are actually perfect for families with kids.
Standard Schnauzer. They are smart and requires a lot of exercises, whether physical or mental, or else they will go restless.
Vizsla. They have amazing hunting capabilities and great at following trails. They are also good around kids.
Weimaraner. This large dog breed from Germany participates well in different kinds of activities like pointing and retrieving.
Australian Cattle Dog. These dogs need regular exercises to keep them healthy and strong all the time. This is one reason why they usually serve on ranches and they make an effective service dog.
Border Collie. This dog breed always makes it to the heroic story headlines. They are very easy to train and also kid-friendly.
Doberman Pinscher. This ranks third in the list of best watch dogs. They show refined elegance and utmost strength especially when it comes to endurance and speed.
German Shepherd. This dog breed is seen commonly along packs of police dogs. They are very helpful in sniffing drugs and even in search of lost persons.
Golden Retriever. They are known for being bright and loving family dogs. They easily respond to basic and even advanced dog training. They are also helpful in hunting and other search and rescue activities.
Labrador Retriever. This dog breed is also highly eager to learn and they are very cooperative even newbie dog owners.
Papillon. This amazingly gorgeous breed comes with silky fur and ears that are similar to that of a butterfly. They are smart that are easy to train and can win in even the most competitive of agility trials.
Poodle. The poodles are not just overly smart but also discovered to be as intelligent as a 2 and a half year old.
Rottweiler. This strong and brave dog breed comes from Germany. They are always motivated to obey their owners. They are misunderstood to be a dangerous dog breed only if they are handled poorly.
Shetland Sheepdog. You can expect this breed to be truly active with the high level of energy they have and training them is breezy since they are so smart. They are also called as miniature collies.