Smartest Dogs

Some breeds are smarter or more intelligent than others. Humans have used dogs for thousands of years, and we started dividing them by their ability to perform specific tasks. The smartest dog breeds are considered the highly trainable ones. They can learn things and tricks quickly, and we are still learning how dogs experience the world around them.

We define dog intelligence differently. Scientists and researchers are still learning about dog’s intelligence. Luckily, there are ways to “influence” the dog’s intelligence by training and socializing them. Check out these amazingly smart dog breeds.

American Leopard Hound

The American Leopard Hound is an American dog breed whose ancestors came to the United States with the Spanish conquistadors. It is a hunting breed that is considered to be a mediu...
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American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire Terrier is a medium-large, muscular, strong and athletic dog that descends from early Greek Mastiff-type dogs that were used for dogfighting, hunting, pr...
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Appenzeller Sennenhund

Appenzeller Sennenhund is a medium-sized, muscular and agile dog that excels in agility, obedience, and herding. These dogs were true work dogs in their native land – Switzer...
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Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog, also known as ACD, Cattle Dog, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Queensland Heeler is a breed of herding dog first bred in Australia for herding cattle over long distances and across...
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Australian Kelpie

The Australian Kelpie is a working Australian dog breed and is one of the best herding dog breeds in the world. It originated in the early 19th century and they still have most of...
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Australian Shepherd

Despite his name, the Australian Shepherd (often called Aussie) is not at all an Australian dog! These dogs were originally developed in the USA to herd livestock....
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Azawakh

The Azawakh is an ancient hunting hound that originated in the Sahel region of the Sahara Desert. The breed is named after the Azawakh valley in the Sahara. Developed by nomadic tr...
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Barbet

The Barbet is a relatively rare, rustic, and medium-sized dog, known for his dense, curly coat and the ability to retrieve from water and hunt on land. The Barbet is a versatile gu...
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Belgian Laekenois

The Belgian Laekenois is a member of the Belgian Shepherd family of breeds. The American Kennel Club recognized it in July 2020, and the Laekenois became a fully recognized breed. It was pla...
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Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is a medium-sized shepherd dog initially developed in Malines, Belgium, in the late 1800s. The Belgian Malinois is one of the varieties of the Belgian Shepherd. All thes...
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Belgian Sheepdog Groenendael

The Belgian Sheepdog (Chien de Berger Belge) is a dog breed of medium-to-large-sized herding type. It originated in Belgium, and it is quite like other sheepdogs from that region, like Dutch...
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Belgian Tervuren

The Belgian Tervuren is a part of the Belgian Shepherd family that includes four distinct breeds; the Malinois, the Groenendael, the Laekenois, and the Tervuren. Out of the four breed...
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Berger Picard

Berger Picard is a loyal herding dog from the Picardy. It is thought that this dog is the oldest of all French sheepdogs. Their hallmark is erect ears you can spot from a mile away...
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Bloodhound

The Bloodhound is a large scent hound with an extraordinarily keen sense of smell, originally bred to track deer and other game. This breed is capable of discerning scent over grea...
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Border Collie

The Border Collie is a highly intelligent, energetic, athletic, working and herding breed of dog that was developed in the Scottish borders for herding livestock, especially sheep....
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Bouvier des Ardennes

Bouvier des Ardennes is a rare dog breed originating from Belgium. These dogs were originally been used for cattle herding. They are very devoted and loyal and because they are peo...
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Briard

Briard is a French dog breed whose original purpose was to guard, herd, and protect the flock against predators. These valiant dogs weren’t only protecting flocks; they were used as mi...
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Chinook

Chinook is a large dog breed developed in the early 20th century in New Hampshire. This is an excellent working dog as well as a family pet and companion. Chinook is a smart and de...
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Collie Rough

The Rough Collie is a Scottish dog breed known for their herding abilities. They are popular, active family pets that have exploded in popularity after the fictional character Lassie was cre...
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Collie Smooth

The Rough Collie is a Scottish dog breed known for their herding abilities. They are popular, active family pets that have exploded in popularity after the fictional dog whose temperament wa...
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Doberman Pinscher

Doberman is a loyal, alert, and fearless dog breed and it is one of the world's most famous dogs. Although they are one of the best guard dogs in the worl...
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German Shepherd

Although we doubt that there is anyone that hasn’t heard about German shepherd dog (or GSD), we will use this opportunity to lay some interesting facts about this beautiful b...
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Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever is a friendly, devoted, and very intelligent dog breed and is one of the most famous dogs around the world. They will make you fall in love at first sight. Because...
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Labrador Retriever

Surely, one of the most popular dog breeds in the world is the Labrador Retriever. Labrador Retrievers are extremely loyal and sweet-tempered dogs that live to serve their family....
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