Dogs can be quite smart.
I know people say that we give dogs a lot of credit. But to be honest, they deserve all the praise we give them and more. I mean they can do some amazing things if we train them appropriately. So why wouldn’t we call them intelligent creatures? Not only are they incredibly loyal but will always try to help you in any way they can. Also, let us not forget they were first bred as hunters and some of the breeds have still retained that training, that is exactly why some breeds make such great guard dogs.
And there is a reason even police uses dogs for sniffing and bomb squads. All in all, they’re great companions. Farmhands are especially aware of this since it is much easier for a dog to corral farm animals than humans doing it. That is why we have compiled a list of the smartest dog breeds in the world. Now, we are not making this up as all of these dogs have a reason to be here. So just scroll below to take a look for yourself.
#1 Ofcourse, Border Collies are going to be first for being the best herders known.
#2 Rottweilers are not only obedient but they are also great as shepherds in a farm setting.
#3 Golden Retrievers are simply lovable and are known for their friendly and kind nature.
#4 Doberman Pinschers might look scary to some but they are highly susceptible to training so they make the perfect companion.
#5 I think we all knew German Shepherds would be high on this list. simply said there is a reason armed forces use them.
#6 Welsh Corgis are not only adorable but they are always eager to please as well.
#7 Dachshunds were first bred for the sole purpose of hunting badgers but that might be hard to believe nowadays.
#8 Labradors make great family pets because of their calm and friendly nature.
#9 Bernese Mountain dogs used to be carriers because of their huge size and toned muscles.
#10 Belgian Tervurens used to be great herders but are predominantly used as assistance dogs nowadays.
#11 Pomeranians might be small but they are usually incredibly healthy and are very playful.
#12 As you can tell by the name Australian Cattle dogs were bred for herding but they can be quite independent.
#13 The Keeshond breed are usually used as assistance dogs because of their high empathy trait.
#14 Miniature Schnauzer are great for hunting small critters even if they can be quite tiny.
#15 English springer spaniels have a great sense of smell so they are usually sniffer dogs for armed forces.
Honestly, all dogs are great and even if some breeds have specific traits attached to them, it doesn’t mean every labrador will act that way. It all depends upon their training and their environment. So your dog can be quite intelligent even if that breed might not be on the list. After all, this list is based on history and opinions.
#16 Poodles are great for anyone with allergies because they are not only hypoallergenic but can be loyal companions as well.
#17 Schipperke’s can be quite agile and excel in dog competitions.
#18 Australian shepherds are on every list of the most popular dogs ever and that is because of their protective nature.
#19 Collies are very energetic but are fiercely loyal laying their life on the line for their master.
#20 Belgian Malinois are predominantly used as police or guide dogs because of their excitable nature and since they need to be trained from a very young age.
#21 The Puli breed despite its looks is quite active and they need a ton of exercise and thrive in an outdoor environment.
#22 Sheltie has always been used as a herding dog and that is because of their intelligence and independent streak.
#23 Weimaraners are just as athletic as they look and were first bred as big-game hunters.
#24 The Vizsla breed make great family dogs because of their affectionate and calm nature once they are trained.
#25 English Cocker Spaniels are highly excitable and always seem to be in need of praise but that is what makes them so lovable.
#26 German Shorthaired pointers are primarily used for their hunting capabilities because of their big size.
#27 Brittany Spaniels are known for being highly susceptible to training and this makes them great companions overall.
#28 Himalayan Sheepdogs are quite fierce and can thrive in an outdoor environment so they don’t make a great homebound pet.
#29 The Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed was first bred for saving fishermen but they still have the protective trait.
#30 Flat-Coated Retrievers make great family dogs because of their affectionate nature.
Do you think we missed a breed that should be on this list? If so let us know in the comments as more opinions are always welcome.