The Smartest Dog Breeds

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Top Ten Smartest Dog Breeds

In order to find the smartest breeds in the world, scientists tested each breed based on learning a series of new commands. Breeds were then ranked according to how many repetitions it took to for them to understand and obey the first command. Your top 10 are breeds that obeyed the command with a 95% accuracy rate after only 5 repetitions. And don’t feel bad is your dog didn’t make the top 10 because my giant goof came in with a 6 way ties at number 34 which means he needed 15-25 repetitions and only obeyed the first command with 70% accuracy. Oh well, at least he is uber-loveable!

Smartest Dogs

  1. Border Collie: This breed is number one because their sole purpose in life is to have some sort of a job and be with their humans exercising.
  2. Poodle: This breed is very smart, loves their humans and will work to keep them safe when needed.
  3. German shepherd: This breed is also really smart and needs to have some sort of a job while at home. They also love being with their humans.
  4. Golden Retriever: This breed is all around wonderful! Not only are they smart but they are sweet and gentle too.
  5. Doberman Pinscher: Besides being very intelligent, this breed is also very loyal to and protective of their owners.
  6. Shetland Sheepdog: Although this breed is closer to the ground than the above mentioned, these sheep herders are the personification of intelligence and concentration.
  7. Labrador Retriever: This breed is smart and keeps its mind sharp with regular exercise and work- indoors or outdoors.
  8. Papillon: The smallest dog in the top ten, this breed is intelligent but can be moody and is very possessive of its owners.
  9. Rottweiler: This breed is gentle, intelligent, reliable, and very courageous!
  10. Australian Cattle Dog: This smart breed loves to be outside working and protecting their property/



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