Most Intelligent Dogs

Which breeds are the most intelligent dogs? Everyone looks for different things in dogs. Some people want small and cuddly dogs while others want large protective dogs. All dogs can have their own traits, but overall certain breeds are known for their personalities and intelligence. This article will discuss the dog breeds that are considered to be the smartest.

Australian Cattle Dogs are active, loyal, alert, and intelligent. Their brilliant mind allows them to get bored easily so they can sometimes get into a little trouble. As long as you give them plenty of things to occupy their time they are a great dog, many of this breed will actually put their own toys away.

The Shetland Sheepdog is a protective dog that can quickly learn commands. They are a very intelligent dog that can pretty much live anywhere and this breed is known for being devoted to their families.

If you want a small yet intelligent dog then a Papillon is a good choice. This breed is small, but they are tough and protective watchdogs. This breed is like having a big dog in a small dog's body. Papillons are very intelligent and they can even be litter box trained.

Labrador Retrievers are a extremely popular breed. They make incredible family dogs because they are active, patient and loving. They are smart and can be easily trained.

Doberman Pinschers are often used as guard dogs. They can appear to be a little scary, but they are actually loyal and gentle dogs. This breed is also smart and easily trained.

The German Shepherd is also popularly used as guard or police dogs. This breed was originally a herding breed. German Shepherds are very intelligent, protective, and courageous. They learn tasks and commands quickly, they enjoy learning.

Other breeds known for their intelligence include Golden Retrievers, Poodles, and Border Collies. 

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