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 27 Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Puli, Yorkshire Terrier 28 Giant Schnauzer 29 Airedale Terrier, Bouvier Des Flandres 30 Border Terrier, Briard 31 Welsh Springer Spaniel 32 Manchester Terrier 33 Samoyed 34 Field Spaniel, Newfoundland, Australian Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Gordon Setter, Bearded Collie 35 Cairn Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier, Irish Setter 36 Norwegian Elkhound 37 Affenpincher, Silky Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, English Setter, Pharaoh Hound, Clumber Spaniel 38 Norwich Terrier 39 Dalmatian Ranks 40 to 54- Average Working/Obedience and Intelligence. Understanding of New Commands: 25 to 40 repetitions. Obey First Command: 50% of the time or better. 40 Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Smooth Fox Terrier 41 Curly-Coated Retriever, Irish Wolfhound 42 Kuvasz, Australian Shepherd 43 Saluki, Finnish Spitz, Pointer 44 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, German Wirehaired Pointer, Black & Tan Coonhound, American Water Spaniel 45 Siberian Husky, Bichon Frise, English Toy Spaniel 46 Tibetan Spaniel, English Foxhound, Otterhound, American Foxhound, Greyhound, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon 47 West Highland White Terrier, Scottish Deerhound 48 Boxer, Great Dane 49 Dachshund, Stafforshire Bull Terrier 50 Alaskan Malamute 51 Whippet, Chinese Shar-pei, Wire Fox Terrier 52 Rhodesian Ridgeback 53 Ibizan Hound, Welsh Terrier, Irish Terrier 54 Boston Terrier, Akita Ranks 55 to 69 - Fair Working/ Obedience and Intelligence. Understanding of New Commands: 40 to 80 repetitions. Obey First Command: 30% of the time or better. 55 Skye Terrier 56 Norfolk Terrier, Sealyham Terrier 57 Pug 58 French Bulldog 59 Brussels Griffon, Maltese 60 Italian Greyhound 61 Chinese Crested 62 Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Tibetan Terrier, Japanese Chin, Lakeland Terrier 63 Old English Sheepdog 64 Great Pyrenees 65 Scottish Terrier, Saint Bernard 66 Bull Terrier 67 Chihuahua 68 Lhasa Apso 69 Bullmastiff Ranks 70 to 79- Lowest Degree of Working/Obedience and Intelligence. Understanding of New Commands: 80 to 100 repetitions or more. Obey First Command: 25% of the time or worse. 70 Shih Tzu 71 Basset Hound 72 Mastiff, Beagle 73 Pekingese 74 Bloodhound 75 Borzoi 76 Chow Chow 77 Bulldog 78 Basenji 79 Afghan Hound