How Dogs are Rated for Intelligence

Over 200 professional dog Obedience Judges, ranked 110 dog breeds on the basis of their intelligence. According to their findings, the top dozen dogs in terms of intelligence are as follows in order.
 

1. Border Collie
2. Poodle
3. German Shepherd
4. Golden Retriever
5. Doberman Pincher
6. Shetland Sheepdog
7. Labrador Retriever
8. Papillon
9. Rottwieler
10. Australian Cattle Dog
11. Pembrook Welsh Corgi
12. Miniature Schnauzer

Now lets skip to the low end of the ratings.

106. Borzoi
107. Chow Chow
108. Bull Dog
109. Basenji
110. Afghan Hound

And one surprising thing about intelligent dogs. It is often more difficult to live with a very intelligent dog compared to a less intelligent dog. Intelligent dogs often seem to be doing something bad, getting into trouble and not listening to their masters. Why? Because they are smarter than average, leading them to do things to manipulate their owners. If you have an extraordinary intelligent dog, you may end up thinking he is the dumbest dog on earth. More on this in a later article..........

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