Meet Some of the World’s Smartest Dog Breeds

Meet Some of the World’s Smartest Dog Breeds

Labrador Retriever

All dog breeds have excellent qualities that make them unique and special. Still, some dog breeds are particularly known for their intelligence. These dogs make great pets for anyone with kids or other pets, especially. They’re able to easily blend into the family, follow orders well, and provide comfort and stability for everyone. 

Here are Some of the “Top Dogs” When it Comes to Intelligence! 

Border Collie

Border Collies

Originally bred as sheep herding dogs, Border Collies are uniquely smart and often score the best in intelligence tests. Watch them do obstacle courses in dog competitions, and it’s easy to see they’re smarter than the average pup.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers

Super friendly and energetic, golden retrievers are often used as seeing-eye dogs and search and rescue dogs because of their high levels of intelligence. 



If you or anyone in your household has allergies, you may be looking for a dog that doesn’t shed as much. In this case, poodles are your best option for both finding a large dog breed and one that scores high on tests of intelligence.

Poodles were bred to hunt and retrieve, track, and obey orders. They make super dogs for people who love going outside, taking long walks, and leading overall active lifestyles.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers

Like golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers are often used as seeing-eye dogs and search and rescue dogs because of their acute senses and keen intelligence. 

German Shepherd

German Shepherds

You’ve likely seen German shepherds walking alongside police officers or working in the Armed Forces. That’s because they are not only highly intelligent, they also obedient, confident, and fiercely loyal.

Are You Considering Getting a New Dog?

If you are thinking about bringing a new dog into your family, choosing an especially intelligent breed can be a great way to form a quick and strong bond with your new pet. Intelligent dogs can be tons of fun when it comes to teaching them new tricks as well, and if you plan on training your dog, it can be much easier with any one of the breeds listed above.

In the end, no matter what dog breed you choose, remember that they’ll need to be seen by a veterinarian for their initial new pet vet checkup. Sunset Veterinary Clinic is always here to help you with your dog or other pet’s health management and veterinary care. 

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