The 10 Smartest Dog Breeds


Dogs are one of the most intelligent animals in the kingdom, no doubt about it, but did you know some canines are actually smarter than others? It’s true. According to the American Kennel Club, many breeds of “herd or hunting” dogs, who were bred in order to help hunt for food or protect other animals and livestock, have a biological inclination to be some of the smartest dog breeds.

Before you start arguing that your pooch reigns supreme, it’s important to consider what other attributes are measured to determine a dog’s intelligence, since it isn’t always just biological. Intelligence can come down to how easily breeds can train, their ability to understand humans, how quick of a study they are, how well they perform certain tasks, and much more.

So if you’re looking for a top dog to join your family, see if these canines pass the test.

10-Border Collie

While there are many smart dog breeds to choose from, not many of them compare to the Border Collie. You are likely to find a Collie trying to figure out a problem even when nobody is around to train or reward the behavior.

Traditionally used in livestock herding, this dog is capable of performing complicated tasks and loves to be put to the test!

Number 3 will shock you!

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