Top 7 Smartest Dog Breeds

Known as the world's smartest dog, Border Collies are workaholics that learn cues, commands, and routines quickly.

Border Collie

Poodles are highly intelligent and were originally used by hunters to fetch prey from the water. They love to perform tricks.


German Shepherds are loyal, eager to please, and obedient. They are fiercely protective, making them ideal for police, military, and guard dogs.

German Shepherd

Golden Retrievers are incredibly intelligent and often employed in search-and-rescue operations. They make excellent companion animals.

Golden Retriever

Dobermans are sleek, strong, and highly intelligent. They were bred for personal protection and can learn and retain training easily.

Doberman Pinscher

Shetland Sheepdogs, or Shelties, are quick and nimble in mind as well as foot. They are even-tempered and obedient.

Shetland Sheepdog

Labrador Retrievers are capable of self-training, meaning they learn desired behavior by watching humans. They are one of the most popular dog breeds.

Labrador Retriever

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