Top 10 SMARTEST DOG Breeds


If you’re looking to find an intelligent
and furry addition to the family, you’ll find them in our top 10 list of smartest dogs
in the world. Before we begin, please note that you can
find the original videos of the clips used in this episode, in the description below
Also, if you like this video don’t forget to click the like button. Your support is our motivation. #10 Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Cattle Dogs, or “Cattle Dogs” for short, were bred in Australia with the
goal of creating a dog that can drive cattle over long distances through rough terrain. It’s a task challenging even for a seasoned
rancher, so you can imagine the discipline and intelligent innate in this breed. They’re a medium sized breed that grows
up to 20 inches in height and 49 pounds in weight. They’re sturdy and muscular with a coat
that comes in either red and blue or chocolate and cream. Red and blue being more common version. Like other work dogs, Cattle Dogs are energetic,
active, and independent. They’re cautious with strangers but can
be trained to adjust to new social situations. They’re good with older children but can
sometimes try to aggressively herd small children by nipping at their heels. #9 Rottweiler
Rottweilers are large sized dogs that originate from Germany. Their full name in German is Rottweiler Metzgerhund,
which means Rottweil butchers’ dogs. Which is a reference to the work they did
pulling carts filled with butchered meat to the market. They‘ve since then changed profession and
are now widely used as search and rescue dogs, guard dogs, and police dogs. They’re a large breed and can grow up to
27 inches and weigh up to 132 pounds. They’re generally known to be good-natured
and obedient. However, due to their exceptional strength,
neglect and lack of training can lead to dangerous situations. According to the American Kennel Club, proper
obedience training and socialization are necessary for these dogs. #8 Papillon
The smallest dog on this list, the Papillon is a Spaniel type dog also known as the Butterfly
Dog. The nickname is a reference to the Papillon’s
long and fringed hair on their ears that resemble the wings of butterflies. They originate from France which is where
the name Papillon, or Butterfly in French, comes from. They can grow up to 11 inches and weigh up
to 10 pounds. Their coat is white with patches of any color. Papillon’s are highly intelligent but if
trained incorrectly, can show aggressive tendencies toward other dogs and strangers. Papillon’s were the choice dog among European
royalty. Which is why Papillon’s are one of the most
frequently painted dogs in European art. It’s said that Marie Antoinette walked to
the guillotine with her Papillon under her arms for moral support. Believe it or not. #7 Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever is a medium sized dog originating from the province of Newfoundland
and Labrador, Canada. They come in yellow or chocolate colors and
can grow up to 24.5 inches and weigh up to 80 pounds. They have a kind, pleasant, and outgoing temperament
making them perfect for families with small children. Their kind nature makes them one of the most
popular dogs around the world and it’s the reason they’re the go-to dog for disability
assistance. Labradors are frequently trained to assist
the blind, help those with autism and act as a therapy dog. If you’re looking for an intelligent and
social family dog but don’t have a particular favorite, just get a Labrador. You won’t regret it. #6 Shetland Sheepdog
Shetland Sheepdogs, also affectionately known as “Shelties”, are a medium sized dog
originating from the Shetland Islands of the U.K. The Shetland Sheepdog is a cross between a
Spitz-type dog, that was the original sheepdog of the Shetland Islands, and the Rough Collie. Unlike its name, it was never used as a working
dog and ironically the breed in uncommon in the Shetland Islands. At 16 inches in height and 24 pounds in weight,
Sheltie’s have the appearance of a miniature Rough Collie and usually comes in sable, although
black, white and tan tricolor is also common. Interestingly, they’re much more intelligent
than their larger cousin the Rough Collie. They can understand new commands in less than
5 repetitions and obey a command the first time it was given 95% of the time. If you fell in love with Lassie as a kid but
live in an apartment, look no further. The Shetland Sheepdog will be a perfect addition
to the family. #5 Doberman Pinscher
Dobermann, for short, the Doberman Pinscher is a large breed developed around 1890 by
Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax collector form Germany. Dobermann’s have a long muzzle and can grow
up to 28 inches and weigh up to 99 pounds. They have a graceful gait and like to stand
on their toes, always ready to pounce. They’re known to be intelligent, alert,
and loyal, but they can sometimes be stubborn and aggressive. The later qualities make the Dobermann an
excellent guard dog, which by the way was the goal Karl had in mind when he bred these
dogs. Even so, with early training they can be social
and kind, especially around children. #4 Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are perhaps the most loved dog breed in the world. How can anyone resist these dogs when they
stare at you with their loving eyes. Golden Retrievers are a large sized dog breed
that can grow up to 24 inches in height and weigh up to 75 pounds. As their name suggest, they come in either
light or dark golden colors. Their top coat is water-resistance, perfect
for outdoor activities, while their undercoat is soft and prone to shedding in the spring
and fall. Golden retrievers were originally used as,
you guessed it, retrievers in Scotland. They have an instinctive love for water and
have the ability to retrieve game undamaged. They’re active, curious, obedient and intelligent. However, they’re most famous for being kind,
friendly and patient. These qualities make them perfect for families
with small children as well as for jobs such as guide dogs, sniffing dogs, and mobility
assistance dogs. But because of their trusting nature, they
don’t make for good guard dogs. If you want an intelligent dog that will also
protect your family, you might want to look at the next dog breed on our list. #3 German Shepherd
The modern German Shepherd was bred by Captain Max von Stephanitz in the 1890’s with the
goal of utility and intelligence in mind. German Shepherds are a large sized dog that
can grow up to 26 inches in height and 88 pounds in weight. They’re highly intelligent and can learn
simple tasks only after 5 repetitions and obey the first command given 95% of the time. Thanks to their intelligence, trainability
and obedience, they’re used around the world for various work such as, disability assistance,
search-and-rescue, and police and military assistance. They’re a loyal breed, but can sometimes
become a little over protective of their family and territory. They’re not good with strangers and are
known to sometimes attack people they feel are a threat to the family. They can bite with a force of 1,060 newtons. Compared this with the 1,050 newtons of a
Pitbull or 380 newtons of a human being and you get a sense of how powerful these dogs
are. So, if your think about getting a German Shepard,
make sure they get socialized correctly. #2 Poodle
Originally bred in Germany for bird hunting and water retrieving, Poodles take the number
two spot on this list. Poodles come in at least three sizes depending
on which authority your asking. According to the American Kennel Club, Poodles
are divided in to three categories, Standard, Miniature and Toy. The Standard Poodle is over 15 inches tall,
the miniature between 10 to 15 inches and the toy variety less than 10 inches. The standard poodle is the oldest of the three
variations and were used as retrievers during bird hunting. The miniature and toy versions were later
bred for companionship purposes. The Poodle’s single layered coat comes in
a variety of colors, and because their curl, Poodles are known to shed less dander and
hair, making them more hypoallergenic. Poodles are highly intelligent and can get
trained extensively. They perform well in dog sports such as dog
agility, flyball and more. Poodles are a sociable breed that are good
with children. However, if you have small children, you should
get a standard poodle, because other variants may get agitated by aggressive handling by
smaller children and bite. #1 Border Collie
Originally from the border region between England and Scotland, the Border Collie is
widely known as the smartest dog breed on earth. Border Collies are a medium sized dog that
can grow up to 22 inches and weigh up to 44 pounds. They’re usually colored black and white
but some are tricolored, for example red, tan, and white. Border Collies are athletic and require more
physical exercise and mental stimulation compared to other breeds. Originally, Border Collies were employed to
herd livestock by the Scots and English, However they have since then retired from manual labor
and are now coveted as intelligent and loyal companions. But because of their heritage, they still
show a strong tendency to herd small children, cats, and other dogs around. Border Collie’s are highly intelligent with
a surprisingly good memory. Chaser, a Border Collie living with retired
professor and psychologist Dr. John Pilley, is famous for her ability to identify 1,022
different toys by name. Don’t believe us, well here’s Chaser with
Neil deGrasse Tyson, fact checking Dr. Pilley’s claims. Many be it’s because of their intelligence,
but many Border Collie owners claim that their furry companions are no different compared
to their human friends. So if your looking for a loyal intelligent
companion that can replace your annoying and judging human friends, then look no further,
go out and get yourself a trusting Border Collie. That’s all the Lifessence for today. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 list of smart
dogs and found it to be helpful. If you disagree with our selection or ranking,
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1 Response

  1. Richard Lai says:

    my toy pomeranian can sit when i say sit, and can sit when i say paw LOL

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