Top 10 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds

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Dogs are such lovely animals, who often chase the blues away. They act as loving companions, especially when you live alone. They are sad whenever you are, too. They protect you and guard your house even when you’re not around. Dogs stay through the good times and the bad, they never leave. It seems that dogs are like humans, too, that his feelings and intelligence. Find out which dog breeds are the smartest of all down below.

1. Australian Cattle Dog

This is a herding dog that originated in Australia. They were bred to assist cattle over long distances. They are dogs of medium-built and with short coats. They may come in brown or black colors. Cattle dogs are found to be a very energetic and intelligent dog breed.

It does well with interesting and challenging, structured training. It is appropriate for families as it can become very attached to its owner and become protective of their possessions.

2. Shetland Sheep Dog

The Shetland Sheepdog is a breed of herding dogs, too. They are also commonly called the Sheltie. Their sizes are usually small to medium and come in sable, tri-color, and blue-Merie.

They are dogs who like to please and are very hard working. They also easily get excited and oftentimes vocal and energetic.

3. Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are oftentimes called Labs or simply Labrador. It is a type of gun dog or retriever dogs. They are naturally athletic and playful and one of the most popular dog breeds owned in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

They are also bred to assist the blind, people with autism. They have also helped as therapy dogs.

4. Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher is commonly called the Doberman. They are medium to large-sized dogs. A naturally bred Doberman should have markings on its paws, chest, above the eyes, underneath the tail, and the muzzle.

They are very athletic, agile, and obedient dogs. They are also valued for their loyalty, intelligence, and tenacity as guard dogs and as companions.

5. German Shepherd

German Shepherds are large breeds of working dogs that hailed from Germany. They also have double coats, wherein the outer coat sheds all year round. They are well-known for their strength, intelligence, obedience, and trainability. They are also the preferred breeds for assistance, search and rescue, and military and police roles.

They are very active dogs and if not socialized properly, tend to be too overly protective of family and territory.

6. Poodle

Poodles are a breed of formal dogs, which possess different coat colors. They are skillful in dog sports such as conformation shows, herding, and tracking. They are also agile and obedient, intelligent, and elegant types of dogs.

Their coats are naturally curly and only consists of a single layer. Poodles are also known to be a sociable and energetic breed.

7. Papillon

The Papillon or otherwise known as the Continental Toy Spaniel is a type of the Spaniel dog breed. It is recognized for its characteristic butterfly-look and fringed ears. They can be easily trained dogs. Papillon dog breeds are highly intelligent and self-assured ones.

They are very sociable but can act reserved around strangers. This dog breed is also very affectionate and playful. They are valued for being great companions, too.

8. Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is of medium to large-sized domestic dog breeds. They were used as herding dogs made to pull carts in the past. Presently, Rottweilers are valued as search and rescue dogs, guide dogs for the blind, and guard or police dogs.

They are very dependable, highly intelligent, and great guarding instincts.

9. Border Collie

Border Collies are herding and working dogs from the Anglo-Scottish border. They are usually medium-built dogs with a moderate amount of coat. They were used as herding dogs for livestock. They are very intelligent and obedient dogs. Collies are also found to be highly energetic, acrobatic, and athletic.

They require daily exercise and mental stimulation, too. And because of their great energy, Collies can be very playful and demanding, as well.

10. Golden Retriever

Golden retrievers are large-sized dog breeds and one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. They are called gun dogs or retrieval dogs, to retrieve waterfowl and other game. They naturally love water and are very obedient and easily trained. Retrievers are also showcased in most conformation shows.

They are commonly bred to assist the blind, as a hearing dog for the deaf, as a hunting dog, search and rescue dog and as a detection dog. They are not suitable as guard dogs because of their friendly and gentle temperament.

Truly, dogs are a man’s best friend. You can have as many as you want, but make sure you are responsible enough to take care of all of them because a dog’s loyalty and love are unparalleled. It knows no bounds. The only thing a dog wants from his master in return is for them to love him unconditionally, too.

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