10 smartest dog breeds

smart dog

There are varieties of dog breeds available across the globe. It is necessary for the individual to know the smartest dog breeds before getting one. Dog intelligence, similar to human intelligence is said to come in different forms. Even though the very best of any breed could be nurtured by its owners, who are eager to put in effort and time, there are several fixed realities where the animal’s inherent qualities are concerned.

Here is a list the breeds

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

It is regarded to be the world’s leading military, police, guard dog as well as herder and loving family companion.



These are active and exceptionally smart. They are bred for retrieving things from water, while the miniature version is utilized for truffle hunting.

Border Collie

Border Collie

This breed is known to be a workaholic and is a sheep herder, known for its extraordinary instinct, working ability and intelligence.



This breed is powerful and robust and is happy having a job. It is quite suitable as therapy dog, herder, police dog, service dog, obedience competitor as well as devoted champion.

Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

It is popularly called ‘Sheltie’. It is regarded to be miniature working Collie and is long haired, rough coated working breed, which is keenly intelligent and excels in herding.

Golden Retriever

golden retriever

It is eager to please and intelligent. It is generally bred as hunting companion, quite ideal as guide, while assisting police with search and rescue operations.

Australian Cattle Dog

stralian Cattle Dog

It is suitable for jobs like obedience, agility and herding. It is both intelligent and energetic.



It is an alert, happy breed which is not aggressive or shy. It is also called ‘Dwarf Spaniels’ during the 16th / 17th centuries, since they reach a height of 8 to 11 inches.

Labrador Retriever

Labour Retriver

It is considered to be an ideal family and sporting dog, intelligent and gentle.

Doberman Pinscher


It is well known for its speed and stamina and bred to be guardian and great demand as war and police dog.


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