View our list of the Top 10 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds in the World. Find different breeds of dogs and learn more about their characteristics that makes one breed smarter that other dog breeds. Dogs are loving animals and they come from different places in the world and all have their inherent qualities, thus making dog tricks easy for some dogs and not for others. If you think your dog or mutt is smarter than these dogs below, add your dog to our list of the smartest and most intelligent puppy dogs in the world.
#10 – The Rottweiler
The Rottweiller dog breed can be a scary dog, but they can also be very protective and loving at the same time. If they are trained correctly, they can end up being your best friend and also a very smart and intelligent guard dog.
#9 Doberman Pinscher
People have come to know the Doberman or the Dobbie as a scary threatening dog, but they are actually very sensitive and wonderfully smart animals. Many of these dog breeds are very tame and can actually be so loving and healing that they can help in hospitals to make people feel better and be by their side. They are wonderful animals and dogs if trained properly. It’s important with a doberman to start training and be consistent from the time they are young, and if you are not diligent with your training, we wouldn’t recommend this breed for you and your family.
#8 The Beagle
The beagle has a keen nose and can be used to sniff out almost anything.
#7 The Sheepdog
#5 Labrador Retriever
These dogs are so smart and friendly. Some people can even train them to get their paper for them or fetch them a beer out of the fridge.
#4 Golden Retriever
Like the Labrador, the golden has the word retriever in their name. These dogs are incredibly smart and can even out think their owners. Be aware as they can trick you and play games with you as they will see right through you and know if you are serious or just playing with them. Therefore, it’s important to be firm and train them correct. It’s a common misconception that these dogs are the sweetest loving animals and pets on the planet. While most Golden’s are friendly and nice, with over breeding in the recent years there have become more aggressive Golden Retriever’s so as an owner, it’s important that you train them correctly and they will return just as much love as any other dog in the world.
#3 Border Collie
Remember Lassie the movie, well Lassie was a Border Collie and they have been know to do great things. They are so smart and can sense when things go wrong. They are great family dogs and make for a great addition to the family. Border Collies are extremely agile and need to be very active. It’s important to walk these dogs and let them run to get out their energy and give them a purpose or something to do. Border Collies are so smart and intelligent that they want to be involved in your every day life, maybe more than you want them too at times!
#2 German Shepherd
There is a reason by German Shepherds are used by the Police to sniff out drugs and weapons in airports.. They have an incredible sense of smell and are very easily to be trained. They enjoy being a working dog and feel important when they are on the job. They make great seeing eye dogs and have helped millions of blind people find their way.
Poodles are so super smart that we had to list them at #1 of the most intelligent and smartest dogs. For one, poodles can be trained to do almost anything and they are trained so quickly and easily. We have seen Poodles learn tricks after teaching them how to do something one time. Like Border Collies and other dogs, they are very sensitive to their surroundings and can be very sweet when the time is right. Be aware as Poodles get very attached to their owners and many of their owners who baby the poodles don’t properly train them around guests and other people. Therefore, poodles can get a bit aggressive in their older ages as they begin to become more protective of their territory and owners. These poodles that are properly trained and allowed to the time to be around other dogs as much can be aggressive to other dogs as well and attack bigger dogs, therefore, it’s important to be diligent with poodles as they can be a harm to not only your guests feet and legs when they are untrained. All in all, these dogs are great for a family and will become domesticated very quickly, learn your training and tricks very fast and are the smartest and most intelligent dogs in the world.
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