Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

These Are The Most Intelligent Dog Breeds, According To A Canine Psychologist.

If you're the proud best friend of a furry canine, then you already understand how incredible they actually are. Dogs not only provide their owners with love, affection, and companionship, but they also have amazing characteristics and temperaments. It all depends on the breed of dog. For example, some canines are meant to be working dogs, while others just want to sit on your lap and look pretty. Also, there are some dog breeds that are far more intelligent than others. If you're looking to adopt a clever dog, keep reading to check out the 20 smartest dogs breeds in the world according to canine psychologist Stanley Coren.

#1. Border Collie

Border Collies are absolutely adorable, and they're also undeniably intelligent. The border collie was bred to figure out complex problems without the help of a human. Honestly, there's almost nothing that they can't figure out how to do!

#2. Poodle

Poodles are the national dog of France and they're one of the smartest canines out there. Because of their intelligence, poodles were used by circuses during the 1800s. Luckily, they're not used for acting out scenes for humans anymore.

#3. German Shepherd

The German shepherd is not only loving, but they also enjoy being challenged with new tasks and tricks to learn. If you're looking for a dog that will grab your morning paper for you, then a German shepherd might just be the dog for you.

German Shepherd

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#4. Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are so intelligent that they can often be seen helping police and emergency rescue teams. This is because Golden Retrievers have an uncanny ability to track and locate people, objects, or other animals!

Golden Retriever

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#5. Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinschers tend to look quite intimidating to people, but that's because it's actually a part of their job. Because of their keen sense of smell, Dobermans were bred to work as guard dogs. But as long as their socialized with the person, your Doberman will be loving to anyone that you introduce them to as a friend.

Doberman Pinscher

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