Smartest Dog Breeds


Canine intelligence comes in various forms. Some dog breeds are more advanced in areas than others, but some are more intelligent overall. Whether you own a dog and are interested if you chose one of the most intelligent breeds or plan to add a dog to your family here are the smartest dog breeds.

Border Collie

Border collies have an astounding work ability and are very intelligent. This is displayed in their instinct in addition to their need to keep busy.

German Shepherd

This breed are not only intelligent but they are loyal, dependable and brave. Due to these positive attributes they are commonly used in the police force as well as the military.


Poodles are not only exceptionally intelligent but they are a very active breed that is very easy to train. They have the ability to learn to hunt and guard. Poodles also love to be around people.

Golden Retriever

This breed is very worthy of being categorized as one of the smartest. They learn commands quickly, have the ability to learn tricks, and prefer to have a job to do. In addition to intelligence, golden retrievers have a great temperament. They are loyal, patient, and great around children.

 Doberman Pinscher

The doberman pinscher is also a very smart breed of dog that is often used in the police and/or military. Aside from intelligence, they are loyal, assertive, and courageous.

Overall, the smartest dog breeds include border collies, german shepherds, poodles, golden retrievers, and doberman pinschers. These five breeds are not only bright but are easy to train and have wonderful temperaments. All in all these breeds are supreme and will make a great companion to the right owner.

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