What Ingenious Dog Is Right For You?

What ingenious dog is right for you? There are a few dog breeds that are considered to be the smartest. How can you choose between these breeds, when they are all so intelligent and impressive. This article break downs the typical dispositions of these breeds so you can discover the right fit.

If you are looking for an intelligent dog that is also protective of your family and your home then consider the following breeds: Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog, Shetland Sheepdog, and Papillon.

If you want a smart dog that can easily be trained to do tricks, follow commands etc. then you want a breed that enjoys learning and picks up on things quickly. Some breeds that fit this criteria include, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Poodle, Border Collie, Doberman Pinscher, and Shetland Sheepdog.  German Shepherds are great at obeying. For the most part this breed will obey commands the first time they are given and they learn things after doing them only a couple times. Shetland's also learn after only a few repetitions. Poodles are a dog that doesn't shed and they really excel at obedience and training as well.

For someone that has children and is mainly considered with having a smart dog that is very kid-friendly you should consider the Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Poodle, and Shetland Sheepdog. Labrador Retrievers are so family-friendly, loving, and smart that they are the most popular breed in America.

Are you worried about a dog being messy and having dog toys all over your house? Australian Cattle Dogs are known for being organized, some will actually clean up and put back their own toys when they are done with them. You could easily train your own Cattle dog to do this.

If you don't have a big yard or house then a Papillon is a great choice because of their size and although Shetland Sheepdogs aren't as small as the Papillon they tend to be a breed that is happy living anywhere, just make sure they do get exercise.

The only downside of some really intelligent dogs is that they get bored. It's similar to how sometimes children that are smart get bored and misbehave in school because they are not being challenged. If you don't keep a Poodle, Border Collie busy with playing or learning they can be somewhat of trouble makers. If you leave these breeds home alone be sure they have plenty of toys or another pet to play with. 

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