Is your dog a genius?
Dogs have a brain too and know how to use it. The other day my husband was eating a sandwich while house sitting for someone when the dog started barking at the door. Usually, this happens when someone is outside. My husband gets up to see who it is, but there's nobody there. He returns to his sandwich to find it missing. He swears that the dog concocted this elaborate plan to distract him in order to steal his sandwich. Basically, he got outsmarted by a puggle. There are many intelligent dog breeds out there. Here's a list of the ten smartest dog breeds.
10. Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is a herding dog from Australian who drives sheep by nipping at their heels.
Another dog that was used to herd livestock, the Rottweiler has also been used to pull carts and guard properties.
The Papillon is a tiny dog with a large brain. This is the smartest dog in the toy class.
7. Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retrievers are known for their train-ability which allows them to thrive in a variety of work roles such as guide dogs and other service related roles.
6. Shetland Sheepdog
This dog may look like a miniature Border Collie, but the Shetland Sheepdog is a different breed of dog. They are also a herding dog and make great therapy dogs.
5. Doberman Pinscher
The Doberman Pinscher is a loyal dog who can be stubborn, but is a devoted and loving companion when properly trained. They are quick witted, adapting fast to new situations.
4. Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever has very similar attributes to the Labrador Retriever. They are also very easy to train and can perform a number of work roles.
3. German Shepard
Speaking of work dogs, the German Shepard is the ultimate working dog. This dog is favored by the army and police as their go to dog when they need a job done.
Poodles come in many different sizes and colors, but something they all have in common is their intelligence.
1. Border Collie
The Border Collie is the best in the business when it comes to herding. They were bred for the intelligence and ability to obey commands.