Dog Breeds

Who Knows If Your Pooch Belongs To This Smartest Dog Breeds List. Check It Out.

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.

Bouvier des Flandres. This dog breed has been widely used for different tasks in the past century.  They were known as fearless during the World War II era and currently serves as therapy dogs.
Bouvier des Flandres

Chesapeake Bay Retriever. This retriever dog breed is not just a water loving dog but also clever and requires less maintenance with its coat.

Giant Schnauzer. This dog breed is so smart it can even figure it out how to not obey your commands as its owner.

Giant Schnauzer with a log in a park


Puli. This one’s easy to recognize for its reggae man like shaggy coat, plus of course its being such a smart pal.



Yorkshire Terrier. This dog was originally raised for the hunting of rats used for the working class. Now they rank seventh in the list of most popular dog breeds of today.

Belgian Malinois. This large breed dog is multi-talented and its level of strength and wits are perfect to be used for police work.

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.

Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervuren). These ones are trained as amazing police dogs. They are also well loved for their high intelligence and being superbly trainable.
Belgian Shepherd Dog Tervuren

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.
Bernese Mountain Dog

Brittany. This medium sized dog can move swift and never close to being clumsy. This trait makes them totally best in being a hunting companion.

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.

Cocker Spaniel. They come with a relaxed demeanor and even serve as effective therapy dogs. They are easy to train and can even be champions in various dog shows.

Collie. This large dog breed is not just friendly but also of good social disposition. They are easier to recognize by the name of Lassie due to the fictional dog character by the same breed.

English Cocker Spaniel. These ones are great champions in obedience competitions and activities since they are very easy to train.
English Cocker Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel. This pooch can complete tons of tasks and they excel a lot in agility training, hunting, etc.

Flat Coated Retriever. This dog breed is more aggressive than the retriever with the flat coat making them effective working dogs and superbly talented.

German Shorthaired Pointer. This one’s talent is concentrated on pleasing their owners. They are also gifted in hunting and used as gun dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointer

Irish Water Spaniel. They often get confused with the poodle but they excel a lot in water retrieving activities. Their breed only has about 1,500 remaining ones in the entire globe.
Irish Water Spaniel

Keeshond. This dog breed of medium size are perfect performers when it comes to obedience competitions and agility training.

Miniature Schnauzer. They are not just speed learners but their hearing work twice as high compared to that of humans.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi. They are highly intelligent and any owner will surely enjoy training bonding times with them.


Pomeranian. They are so adorable not just in pleasing their owner but also with their bright eyes and bush tail.

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.

Standard Schnauzer

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.

Australian Cattle Dog

Border Collie. This dog breed always makes it to the heroic story headlines. They are very easy to train and also kid-friendly.

Border Collie

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.

German Shepherd

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.


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