The most intelligent dog breeds on earth

For centuries, dogs have been lauded for their skill and ability to help their human companions with difficult tasks. Of course, some dogs are simply a cute face and a friend to snuggle on the couch with, and that’s just fine. But others have a beauty and brains.

Stanley Coren in his book The Intelligence of Dogs defines three aspects of dog intelligence: instinctive intelligence, adaptive intelligence, and working and obedience intelligence. Instinctive intelligence refers to a dog’s ability to perform the tasks it was bred for, such as herding, pointing, fetching, guarding, or supplying companionship. Adaptive intelligence refers to a dog’s ability to solve problems on its own. Working and obedience intelligence refers to a dog’s ability to learn from humans.

According to Coren, the top 10 most intelligent dogs only need fewer than five repetitions to understand a new command, and 95% of the time (or better) obey the first command. The second tier of dogs, which he names “excellent working dogs,” understand new commands after five to 15 repetitions and obey the first command 85% of the time (or better). The third tier, which he names “above average working dogs,” understand new commands after 15 to 25 repetitions and obey first commands 70% of the time (or better).

Top 10 smartest dogs in the world

10.- Australian Cattle Dog. This is a medium purebred known for being aggressive, alert, energetic, intelligent, loyal, protective, and responsive. The most common colors for Australian Cattle Dogs are blue and red. To keep it healthy, it will need to get exercise regularly. Known to be multi-talented, the Australian Cattle Dog participates in a wide variety of activities such as agility, competitive obedience, guarding, herding, and retrieving.

10.- Australian Cattle dog
Is a breed of herding dog originally developed in Australia for droving cattle over long distances across rough terrain

9.- Rottweiler. A stocky, physically strong dog breed with a black coat and well-defined tan markings, the Rottweiler is an intelligent, fearless dog breed developed in Germany. Naturally good-natured, calm, and keen to its surroundings, the Rottweiler is a stellar human companion and guard dog, only displaying aggressive behavior when under poor ownership. Because of its many diverse positive traits including confidence, fearlessness, and steadfastness, the Rottweiler is used for a variety of purposes including search and rescue, police work, herding, and as guide dogs.

9.- Rottweiler
The dogs were known as “Rottweil butchers dogs” because they were used to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat and other products to market.

8.- Papillon. This is a small purebred known for being alert, cheerful, energetic, friendly, gentle, intelligent, playful, responsive, and social. The most common colors for Papillons are black, black and tan, brown, red, silver, and white. To keep it healthy, it will need to get exercise regularly. The Papillon commonly participates in agility and competitive obedience.

8.-Papillon
Also called the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a breed of dog of the Spaniel type. One of the oldest of the toy spaniels

7.- The Labrador Retriever is one of many breeds of the retriever hunting type. Extremely loyal and intelligent, Labradors are one the most popular pet breeds in numerous countries, including the United States. While they still serve the purpose for which they were initially bred, which is retrieving small downed waterfowl, they are also adept at a number of other jobs including leading the blind, acting as hearing dogs, and police and military work. Their kind nature, obedience, and knack for getting along with children also gives them the reputation of being the ideal pet.

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Labradors are athletic, playful, and the most popular breed of dog by registered ownership in Denmark, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States (since 1991).

6.-  The Shetland Sheepdog is a medium purebred known for being affectionate, friendly, gentle, intelligent, lively, loving, loyal, playful, responsive, and social. The most common colors for Shetland Sheepdogs are black and tan, blue, brindle, brown, merle, sable, tricolor, and white. To keep it healthy, it will need to get exercise regularly. Known to be multi-talented, the Shetland Sheepdog participates in a wide variety of activities such as agility, competitive obedience, guarding, herding, and tracking.

6.- Shetland Sheepdog
Less favored nicknames are the Toy Collie and the Minuature Collie.

5.-  The Doberman is compactly built, muscular, powerful and square-proportioned. It combines elegance and strength with speed and endurance. Its carriage is proud and alert, and its gait is free and vigorous. Its coat is short, smooth and hard, showing off the exceptionally clean-cut lines of this athletic breed.

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The Doberman is descended from many different breeds, including the Great Dane, the Greyhound, the German Shorthaired Pointer and the Rottweiler

4.- The Golden Retriever is a large breed used primarily as a gun dog and a retriever for small game. It is known for its lustrous light brown (golden) coat, which is double layered and provides them ample warmth in cold weather. Golden Retrievers are highly intelligent and respond well to both basic and advanced training, which makes them suitable for a number of roles including seeing-eye dogs, hearing dogs, search and rescue, hunting, and an affectionate, extroverted family companion.

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The Golden Retrievers intelligence makes them a versatile breed and allows them to fill a variety of roles.

3.- The German Shepherd is a strong, athletic and intelligent breed. Known for its loyal, protective, and versatile nature, the German Shepherd is among the most popular dog breeds worldwide, 2nd in the United States and 4th in the United Kingdom. Its popularity is attributed to its heroics in past wars and past stardom in films and comics. The breed comes in a variety of colors, but is most commonly black and tan.

3.- German Shepperd
German Shepherds are working dogs developed originally for herding sheep.

2.- The Poodle is a large purebred known for being affectionate, alert, energetic, intelligent, lively, loving, loyal, playful, and responsive. The most common colors for Poodles are black, black and tan, blue, brown, red, silver, and white. To keep it healthy, it will need to get exercise regularly.

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The poodle is skillful in many dog sports, including agility, obedience, tracking, and even herding.

1.- The Border Collie is a medium purebred known for being alert, energetic, intelligent, loyal, protective, and responsive. The most common colors for Border Collies are black, blue, brindle, gray, and red. To keep it healthy, it will need to get exercise regularly. Known to be multi-talented, the Border Collie participates in a wide variety of activities such as agility, competitive obedience, herding, narcotics detection, scent detection, and search and rescue.

1.- Border_Collie_
It was specifically bred for intelligence and obedience.

 

 

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