December 14, 2017

Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds

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Dog trainers and canine enthusiasts have ranked the ten smartest dog breeds according to their trainability and the short amount of time it takes before the dog assimilates new commands. At the same time, temperament and willingness to learn is also taken into consideration. Although there are individual pet owners who might beg to differ, here is a list of the smartest dog breeds in the world.

10. Australian Cattle Dog. This is a breed that is extremely well behaved and has all the willingness to learn new commands and tricks.

9. Rottweiler. Although once known for its ferocity, the proper training can make this breed adaptable to any situation.

8. Papillon. This adorable poppet may look innocent, but it is extremely able.

7. Labrador Retriever. This dog is known to calculate almost instantaneously where and when game will land.

6. Shetland Sheepdog. If dealing with stubborn sheep and goat everyday do not make you wiser beyond your years, then the Shetland Sheepdog would not be on this list.

5. Doberman Pinscher. These dogs have been known to tell immediately where Man would need help, which makes this breed excellent for rescue missions.

4. Golden Retrievers. This breed of dog is also known for its skill, agility and stamina in finding game.

3. German Shepherds. Known primarily for its loyalty to its handlers, this breed of dog can take on any challenge it is set upon.

2. Poodles. Despite their often times cookie hairdos, poodles are extremely easy to train.

1. Border Collie. Bred initially to deal with stubborn cattle, the Collie is proving to be smart enough to deal with stubborn humans as well.

However, despite what is commonly accepted, there will always be one or two dogs that will become exceptions to the rule. So if your mixed breed pet is showing intellectual promise, don’t write it off just because it is not on the standard list of the smartest dog breeds.

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