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World's Smartest Dogs


July 12, 2010
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According to Psychologist and dog researcher: Dr. S. Coren, author of “The Intelligence of Dogs”, canine intelligence can also be recoded. Working with over 200 show judges, he devised a record that shows us who the “caninesteins” of our world are…to the more …uhm….academically-challenged pooches. Ready? Here it goes….

Ranks 1 to 10- Brightest Dogs. Understanding of New Commands: Less than 5 repetitions. Obey First Command: 95% of the time or better.

Rank Breed

1 Border Collie
2 Poodle
3 German Shepherd
4 Golden Retriever
5 Doberman Pinscher
6 Shetland Sheepdog
7 Labrador Retriever
8 Papillon
9 Rottweiler
10 Australian Cattle Dog

Ranks 11 to 26 – Excellent Working Dogs. Understanding of New Commands: 5 to 15 repetitions. Obey First Command: 85% of the time or better.

11 Pembroke Welsh Corgi
12 Miniature Schnauzer
13 English Springer Spaniel
14 Belgian Tervuren
15 Schipperke, Belgian Sheepdog
16 Collie, Keeshond
17 German Shorthaired Pointer
18 Flat-Coated Retriever, English Cocker Spaniel, Standard Schnauzer
19 Brittany
20 Cocker Spaniel
21 Weimaraner
22 Belgian Malinois, Bernese Mountain Dog
23 Pomeranian
24 Irish Water Spaniel
25 Vizsla
26 Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Ranks 27 to 39 – Above Average Working Dogs. Understanding of New Commands: 15 to 25 repetitions. Obey First Command: 70% of the time or better

Catgegory: Dog Facts