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The smartest dogs – Top 10

The wisest dog breeds – Top 100

Criteria

Below we present research criteria that have been used to create the ranking of the most intelligent dogs.


Border collie
Border collie.

Positions 1-10

Clever dogs

These dogs learn new commands after fewer than 5 repeats. These dogs obey the first given command in over 95% cases.

Positions 11-26

Great workers

These dogs need from 5 to 15 repeats to learn a new command. These dogs obey the first given command in over 85% cases.

Golden retriever
Golden retriever.

Positions 27-39

Dogs over the average in terms of working

These dogs need from 5 to 25 repeats to learn a new command. These dogs obey the first given command in over 70% cases.

Positions 40-54

Dogs at the average level in terms of working, quite obedient and intelligent

These dogs need from 25 to 40 repeats to learn a new command. These dogs obey the first given command in over 50% cases.

German shepherd
German shepherd.

Positions 55-69

Dogs under the average in terms of working, obedience, and intelligence

These dogs need from 40 to 80 repeats to learn a new command. These dogs obey the first given command in over 30% cases.

Positions 70-79

The most disappointing dogs in terms of working, obedience, and intelligence

These dogs need over 80 repeats to learn a new command. These dogs obey the first given command in under 30% cases.

Wise dog
Wise dog 🙂

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2 Comments

  1. Why has the Jack Russell Terrier been omitted from the list of smartest dogs. As noted by one of your articles, it is considered one of the smartest/intelligent dogs available.

    1. The Jack Russell Terrier dogs did not participate in these tests and therefore they are not included in this list.

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