Top 12 Smartest Dog Breeds

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1. Border Collie

These herders topped Stanley Coren's intelligence rankings, indicating that the majority can learn a new command in less than five repetitions.

Breeders adore traditional poodles for more than just their hypoallergenic properties. 

2. Poodle

3. German Shepherd

German Shepherds gladly serve as police dogs, seeing-eye dogs, medical assistance dogs, and therapy dogs, so it should come as no surprise that this breed is naturally obedient.

In fact, one of the nation's most beloved family canines also received perfect scores on this intelligence test.

4. Golden Retriever

5. Doberman Pinscher

In the late 19th century, a German tax collector named Louis Dobermann desired a medium-sized pet that could serve as both a security dog and a companion. 

Although they are smaller than collies, these endearing fluffballs excel in herding, agility, and obedience competitions. 

6. Shetland Sheepdog

7. Labrador Retriever

Labrador retrievers are eager to please, whether they are operating as guide dogs, narcotic detection dogs, or as simple family pets. 

Papillons, the first toy breed to reach the top ten, are not typical lap dogs.

8. Papillon

9. Rottweiler

Rottweilers are likely descended from drover canines in Ancient Rome, and their temperament reflects this ancestry.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

The high-energy herdsmen are alert, inquisitive, and affable, but they are most productive when they are employed.

11. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is highly trainable and incredibly active. As an incentive to heed the majority of commands, a reward is sufficient.

Miniature Schnauzers are renowned for their intelligence and obedience in the workplace. 

12. Miniature Schnauzer

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