There are number of aspects which can be used to determine the intelligence of a dog. Over the years, the golden retriever, the border collie, the german shepherd and the pomeranian have been identified as being some of the smartest dog’s breed on the block. For a dog to be dubbed as intelligent, they must have; instinctive intelligence, adaptive intelligence together with working and obedience intelligence. Here is a list of the 10 most intelligent dogs in the world:
Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian bound dog is a breed of herding dog that was originally developed for driving cattle over the long and rough Australian terrain. This dog tends to be affectionate, happy and playful when on home ground. It also has an excellent attitude to strangers hence making it perfect as a guard dog.
The medium to large size breed dogs used to be called ”Rottweil butchers’ dogs” due to their ability to herd livestock and pull carts laden containing butchered meat. Besides that, these dogs are currently being used as search and rescue dogs, guard dogs and as guide dogs.
This dog belongs to the Spitz type breed and is named after the Pomerania region that is found in the Central Europe. Its small size has convinced people to classify it as a toy dog breed. The dog is known for its playful, friendly, active, sociable and intelligent nature.
This retriever dog is known for having an even-tempered which makes it to behave well around young children and the elderly. The dog is also athletic, and very popular. If trained, this dog can aid the blind and autistic people, help with screening and detection work for officers and can also act as a therapy dog.
The Sheltie belongs to the breed of herding dogs. They range from small size to medium size dogs and come in a variety of colors. They are known to be very vocal, excitable and energetic dogs.
This domestic dog was originally developed by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann in 1890. As one of the most popular domestic breeds, Doberman Pinscher is known for its intelligent nature, awareness and as a companion dog.
Their name was derived from their ability to retrieve shot game undamaged. These dogs are easy to train and are known to have a natural liking of water. The Golden Retrievers are perfect for residing in suburban and country environments.
This large size dog breed is relatively new breed of dogs. Their original breed dates back to 1899. German shepherds are working dogs which were initially bred for herding sheep. They are known for their strength, ability to be trained, their intelligence and obedience.
This particular dog belongs to a formal breed of dogs known as the Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle and Miniature Poodle. The dog is quite skilful in many dog sport as it’s known to be agile and obedient.
This herding breed of dog was bred in the Anglo-Scottish border region to assist in herding livestock. The dog is extremely energetic, acrobatic, athletic and very smart.