Have you ever wondered just how smart your dog is? Of course, you know he is a virtual genius simply because he is your dog, right? This might be true, at least in your opinion, but if he is one of these breeds, then he may be at the head of the class.
Rating intelligence in dog is not the easiest thing to do. It’s not like they can take an IQ test. But, if you look at the dog’s ability to absorb commands and follow them quickly, with high rates of obedience, then the Border Collie appears to be the smartest breed. These dogs are also high-energy dogs, so you may not find them in a dog friendly hotel too often. They need plenty of room to run.
The poodle is second in line for the “smartest dog” title. Again, these dogs are quite active. They are easily trained, which may be why they are such popular pets.
But what about the every-popular Golden Retriever or the German Shepherd, which is often used in law enforcement? These are both some of the most intelligent dogs in the world. Others on the list include the Rottweiler, Papillon, Australian Cattle Gog and Doberman Pinscher.
While each of these breeds is known for its ability to learn, your dog is always going to be the smartest one in your mind. So take the time to love your dog and train her well, and you will reap the rewards of having a well-trained, happy companion for your travels and day-to-day life.