Lots of people all across the world have dogs. In the US around 44% of households have at least one dog, and if your like most people you think they are just too cute. Although they may not be that bright. The dogs listed below are more likely to be smarter than most dogs but that’s not a guaranteed. You still might of got the one that got dropped as a pup. These are the top 10 smartest types of dogs.
10.) Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is a very smart and active breed. They were made to help Australian settlers herd the cattle. They are still used for herding today but they are also very good in certain dog sports like rally, fly ball, and etc. Also besides there jobs and sports they are also very loyal and protective of their family.
Rottweiler’s were originally made to drive cattle from place to place. Later, they were used to pull carts of butchers. They were also some of the earliest police dogs and served in the military. Also, like the Australian Cattle dog they are strong, very loyal, and protective of their family.
Papillion are from the toy spaniel dog breed and are very nice and have a great personality. Papillion’s are not a work dogs but they are great in dog competitions especially in ones like agility and obedience and they are easier to train than most dogs.
7.) Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retrievers were bred to be both a work dog and to be mans best friend. In the olden days they were used to help fisherman by fetching ropes, retrieving fish, and etc. Now days they do more work with search and rescue, helping handicapped, retriever for hunters, and etc. They are also show dogs and very trainable. Today they are the most popular dog in America.
6.) Shetland Sheepdog
The Shetland Sheepdog was bred to protect farms in Scotland. Today they still do this but are also great competitors and great with families. They are very active, light on there feet, and graceful jumpers. These dogs are also are very good when they are given a mental challenge.
5.) Doberman Pinscher
Doberman Pinschers is a very good at protecting what’s theirs. They are used in police work, military, and canine sports. They are quick learners and pick things up with little training. Theses dogs can do lots of things.
4.) Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers have one of the highest intelligence levels out of dogs, this makes them very good for work dogs. They are used for lots of jobs including, retrieving things for hunters, police work, therapy dogs, and etc. Since theses dog are so smart they pick tricks and stuff up easily and are very friendly.
3.) German Shepard
German Shepherds are highly intelligent and quick learners. They are used in the police and military work. These dogs were originally bred to herd and protect sheep. They are amazing at almost everything they do and are easy to train.
Poodles are very smart elegant dogs. They are used for dog shows and almost always come out on top. They are good with families and they are very obedient. They learn quickly especially in elegance.
1.) Border Collie
Border Collies were bred to herd and they herd everything, from sheep, to kids, to apples you dropped on the floor. They are easy to train and get along great with other animals and families.