Smartest Dog Breeds. Says who?

Smartest Dog Breeds – According to Who?

Smartest Dog Breeds – According to Who?

Many times people want to know which dog breed is the smartest.  In my opinion, all dog breeds are smart if the owner spends time teaching them.

The time you spend with your puppy or dog is the most important part of having a good relationship.  Taking the time to teach them what is expected of them as they grow just like you would teach a child.

Babies, when they are born, have no clue of what is expected of them and need to be nurtured until they begin to grow.  Puppies are no different.

Considering all dogs have been bred for different purposes through the centuries know that it is up to you if your dog is going to be smart!


Border Collie

border collieAccording to Cesar is the smartest dog but why does he consider them to be the smartest when he is after all the “Dog Whisperer“?

I will agree with him that this breed is of high intelligence they are used for herding and this requires training from a very young age, a puppy’s attention span, under these conditions, would need to show the ability at a very young age to adapt to listening and learning.

This breed is very affectionate for a family dog and does great with children, the ability from a young age to stare down other animals herding them to where they want them to be. Free Dog Training. Click Here.

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman PinscherThe American Kennel Club listed the Doberman Pinscher as the smartest dog in the number one position, wondering why myself I had to have a look.

Doberman Pinschers are sleek and powerful, possessing a magnificent physique and keen intelligence, this incomparably fearless and vigilant breed stands proudly among the world’s finest protection dogs.

My own experience with Dobermans I have found that they can be a very overly protective breed and intelligent to figure out how to do many things on their own without the assistance of humans, for instance, opening doors to get in or out of a house.

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Poodle Now not coming in at first place but on the list is the beautiful Poodle with very good reason, these wonderful dogs were first used in France as retrievers.

A Poodle for a hunting dog? Yes, this breed can be an asset to hunters due to they are easily trained to track, hunt, retrieve and obey.

Belonging to the breeds that are hypoallergenic and so easily trainable makes this breed a great family pet, the breed is a very proud and regal looker as well.

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German Shepherd

German Shepherd This breed everyone should know that they would make the list for one of the smartest dog breeds everywhere in the world they are not only intelligent but easily trained for many types of jobs as a working breed.

Most commonly known for being a police dog the German Shepherd might not be a high affection breed but the loyalty, courageous, and protective nature make them an excellent breed for a family dog.

These dogs will make a great watch dog not only for your home but your family due to their intelligent confident nature protecting what is theirs with their life.

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Golden Retriever

Golden RetrieverGolden Retrievers belong to the working dog class with their intelligent wonderful personalities they are highly trainable for many jobs.

Affectionate enough to be a loving family pet but yet devoted enough to protect.  This breed has become very popular not only in the hunting world but for training in other fields such as a “seeing eye dog” for the disabled.

This breed has proven time and again with proper training, they are up for anything showing affection to those around them but yet knowing when danger might be approaching.

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Labrador Retriever

Labrador RetrieverThis breed has been in the #1 spot for the past 26 years in a row, and with very good reasons who could ask for a better breed of dog?

Labrador Retrievers are in the working class, however, they have so much more to give making a great family dog especially with children loving, loyal, and if trained properly very protective of the people they love.

These dogs are now being trained as police dogs with the trait of being a pack dog they possess a “want to please” attitude toward the Pack Leader at all times.

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Papillon in French means “butterfly” and with the ears of the little dog looking like that of the butterfly wonder if this had anything to do with the name?

Sweet energetic, alert, friendly, and happy these little dogs can be trained to do all types of tricks, they are neither shy nor aggressive a good family dog as long as small children are supervised around them not to hurt them they have tiny bones.

Looking for a companion as an older person or couple this would be the best breed for you with the affection, happy, alert, and hardy temperaments along with the compact size ready to go when you are.

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RottweilerRottweiler dogs were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweiler butchers’ dogs, because they mainly were used to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market.

Training this highly intelligent breed takes time and patience but they are ones who are willing to please as long as you are willing to put in the time to train them.

Rottweilers are best suited to be service dogs, police dogs, herders, therapy dogs, devoted companions, or obedience competitors. A breed that is a loyal, loving, confident guard dog who wants to work.

As a family pet Rottweilers need to be raised with the children if not they could become afraid or reserved with them and a potential threat they do not do well with strangers unless properly socialized as they grow.

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BloodhoundBloodhounds with the amazing ability to pick up scents have been used in hunting for centuries for hunting deer, wild boar and, since the Middle Ages, for tracking people.

This breed is known for being even-tempered, stubborn, affectionate, and gentle making them a good choice as a family pet beware of the tail with toddlers however one good swipe can knock them over.

Most people think a Bloodhound is a lazy dog which to some extent can be true but they also have a side that is just as independent, inquisitive, and friendly that can lead them astray. 
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Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland SheepdogShetland Sheepdog, also known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog that originated in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. This breed is affectionate, responsive, lively, loyal, alert, reserved, intelligent, playful, active, trainable, gentle, and strong.

The Sheltie is basically a miniature working collie, they are playful and intelligent herding dogs that love to learn new tricks and play with children. An excellent breed as a family pet with small children Shelties are high on my list.

Shelties are affectionate and loyal with their families, but they are great watchdogs because they are reserved towards strangers and have a tendency to bark at people they do not know. Free Dog Training. Click Here.

In Closing

Looking for one of the smartest breed dogs you can get well these are a few that I found doing research, but I must be honest any dog is only as smart as the owner who takes the time and patience to train them.

Having a dog is not just for fun it is a lifetime commitment to them they will not be here as long as we are so doing what is right by them is important. You do not get a child to throw them away or give them up after they start to grow the same needs to apply to your dog.

Training takes time and patience and if you are not willing to spend the time with your new dog or puppy then I would suggest you do not get one until you are ready to make that commitment to them.

What dog breed do you think is the smartest?

How do you feel about the breeds I have shown you today?

Would really like to hear your answers, questions, suggestions, or comments and you can leave them in the space provided below I will always get back to everyone.

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