9 Smartest Dog Breeds In The World

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All dogs are best friend-materials, and some are just more intelligent and attractive than others. After several pieces of research and surveying 200+ owners of various species dogs, psychologist Stanley Coren came with a few names that fall under intelligent dog breeds category. Here in this post, we will talk about 9 smartest dogs in the world.

9 Smartest Dog Breeds In The World
9 Smartest Dog Breeds In The World

1-Border Collie: Dog Breeds

Border Collie, considered to be the most intelligent dog in the world. This means, most of the Border Collie dogs can learn a new command in only five seconds. Not only that, they obey your commands more than 95% of the time.


Cockapoos, whoodles and Goldendoodles dogs owners consider their pet as intelligent. However, a poodle is many be more intelligent than the other. They possess more than just their hypoallergenic qualities and cute curly hair. So in Coren’s survey, poodle comes at number 2 in the intelligent dog’s list.

3-German Shepherd

You can often find German Shepherd with police and military forces. Other than that, they also work as medical assistance dogs, and therapy dogs. Hence, it is quite clear how much intelligent this breed can be how helpful they are to a human.

4-Golden Retriever: Dog Breeds

Yeah, dog owners give golden retrievers some helpful points so that they can make it to the 4 number position of intelligent dogs’ list. Golden Retrievers are fun, cute, and smart and the breed originated in hunting. However, golden retrievers sometimes also act like goofballs (it is in their blood).

5- Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher became popular in the late 19th century. A German tax collector, Louis Dobermann wanted a medium sized pet that can do both, can be a companion and a guard, so he chooses Doberman as his pet. These dogs are completely fearless and protectors.

6-Shetland Sheepdog

They tend to be smaller than collies and love to bark, chase, and herd. No matter how hard they can be, they are still loved by their owners because of their adorable and affectionate nature. They love to cuddle and always stay by your side.

7-Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are just so much funny and adorable. They love to please their owners with their guiding duty, as narcotic detection dogs, or just as the family pet. Labradors are so much popular in America and adopted by many families. They are becoming the most beloved pet dogs and completing their journey of 27 years.


Papillon doesn’t fall under average lap dogs, but they are more intelligent and sometimes can become childish too. They usually weigh up to 5 pounds and gets first prize in competitive agility trials. Papillons are most popular and recognized for their cute tall, and pointed ears.


Rottweilers originated in Rome, are the most beloved and loyal members in their owners’ family. They will accompany you in training and exercise lessons and will always be there for you when you need help.

9 Smartest Dog Breeds In The World
9 Smartest Dog Breeds In The World

Among these 9 intelligent dog breeds, which one do you love the most?

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