Is your dog in the top 10 most intelligent?

January 22, 2007 2:05pm CST
Here are the top 10 most intelligent breeds of dog*: 1 - Border collie 2 - Poodle 3 - German shepherd (alsatian) 4 - Golden retriever 5 - Doberman pinscher 6 - Shetland sheepdog 7 - Labrador retriever 8 - Papillon 9 - Rottweiler 10 - Australian cattle dog I can safely say that our dog is not in the top 10 most intelligent breeds. * Resource: Top 10 of Everything 2007 by Russel Ash
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@winky73 (1396)
• United States
23 Jan 07
My Boxer didn't make it....I have to say....he can be smart when he wants to be....but he'd rather be a clown and that's why I love him very much.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
true, playful and goofy dogs tend to be the most fun. I enjoy a well minded dog, but I prefer one that can goof off with me in the backyard.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
22 Jan 07
No, my dogs didn't make the list. I have two chihuahuas. They are smart enough for me. I have had several german shepherds though. My mother used to breed them when I was younger. We actually had one that was slightly retarded. He got stuck in the couch cushions just after being born. Our shepherd Tarsha had her puppies early and no one was home. He was ok, but a little goofy. We loved him just the same. I had an english springer spaniel that was the smartest, most caring and loving dog I ever met. He apparantly didn't make the list also. Oh well, I love all dogs regardless of their intelligence leve. Great topic thanks for sharing.
22 Jan 07
Yes, like I said in a previous comment, I don't think the difference is really that great between the breeds. Some great birth stories though, ;)
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@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
22 Jan 07
No, our two dogs are not in the top ten intelligent breeds listing that you have provided. However, I do think they are both smart, and love them anyway. Cheers!
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22 Jan 07
I don't really think the difference is that great between them. My dog didn't make irt on the list either, but it's still very devious and cunning.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
I have to laugh... I have a border collie, she is the dumbest thing going but I love her to pieces! Her mom and dad were super bright, they work horses and do tricks, mine just sits and stares at you with this big dumb grin on her face. she may not be brilliant but she definitely scores big in the love department! Have a golden retriever too, she's a bit more intelligent, though it's hard to tell with her sleeping all day!
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
No... I have a chow... it's supposed to be smart but it's stubborn... oh well...
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• Philippines
23 Jan 07
awww. my dog isn't on the list. But anyway, I love my dog and I think we understand each other.
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@mishang (500)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
My pet dog's breed didn't make it to the top 10 most intelligent dogs. But I must say that he's breed belongs to those that are popular, he is a pitbull. :) My dog isn't that intelligent but he can cope up with house breaking rules and little obedience training. He's also loveable because he never peed inside the house, he's gonna be making lots of noise when he really has to go, so I don't have a problem if he's not that intelligent. :) i love him just the way he is now.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
My dog is a mutt, so I think he may be even smarter since he isn't inbred ;) Of course everyone thinks that about their dogs, right?
• Belgium
23 Jan 07
A Poodle on the second place, it's hilarious, I always taught they were really stupid. If you see them walking. But the labrador does quite good, so I think the list is ok. :) Thanks for this information+!
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I have to agree with you on that. My husband had a poodle when we got married and he wasn't that smart at all.
@pisha16 (55)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Yes, my german shepard is 3rd smartest dog! Unfortunately he has an IQ of maybe 4. Dum-dum
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@quispy (573)
• United States
23 Jan 07
My lab is in the top ten, but you wouldn't know it by being around him! He took forever to train (once he got it, boy is he good). But his elevator doesn't go all the way to the top! It's okay, he's a good dog!
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I guess my dog is only half smart. She's part golden retriever, part boxer. She's pretty smart most of the time, but sometimes she's just clueless...
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@anyutza (138)
• Romania
23 Jan 07
even if my dog doesn`t match to the top of the most intelligent breeds.i love him verry much.and i think he`s a smart one.i`ll never change him for another dog even that would be the most intelligent,easy to learn,obedient,and beautifull.i love my dog the way it is.
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@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
23 Jan 07
Beautiful Border Collie - Picture of a splendid looking border collie - a very intelligent breed of dog.
Yep, my doggy is No 1 on your list. I must admit he's highly intelligent as are all border collies. He can anticipate what you're going to do - but sometimes he gets it wrong! My previous collies was extremely clever - he knew the names of each of his toys and would fetch one if you asked him to. I was training him to be a type of lazy person's helping dog, so that if i dropped the remote control off the bed, he'd bring it back to me. He'd go and fetch it, bring it back - but would he drop it, no he wouldn't bless him. I love border collies.
23 Jan 07
All 4 of mine are on your top 10 list (#4, 7 and 9). I would definitely have to agree with them being very smart!
@hotvebs (106)
• India
23 Jan 07
no i dont have a dog i dont like dogs.
@123bart (303)
23 Jan 07
I will believe that poodles are more intelligent than German Shepherds and Labradors only after I start seeing blind people entrust their lives to them on busy streets and pavements. Till then I will just think this Russel Ash doesn't know what he's talking about. Funny how he's picked Border Collies @ Dobermans as clever dogs when their brains is the smallest compared to their bodies, especially the very dense Dobermans.
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
Nope, our dogs didn't make it to the top ten list of intelligent dogs. But I think a dog's intelligent also has something to do with how you train them. We have two dogs and we are able to train them to look after our shop and call as by barking if somebody comes in, they know where to put their feeding bowl after eating, and knows where to sit when we're watching TV :-) Anyway whether intelligent or not I love our dogs, I always look forward to their greetings when I come home after work.
• United States
23 Jan 07
Well, my dog is a lab/shepherd/?/? mix, so I guess he is sort of on the list. He is very smart and knows plenty of tricks, so I guess that's the lab/shepherd coming out in him.
• Canada
23 Jan 07
Top 10 Smart dogs???? Are you kidding? We have two Coonhounds and a Pomeranian. The Coonhounds are hopeless...the nose goes to the ground, and the brains fall out! The Pom only looks smart, cute, no brains. He can learn tricks no problem at all, but obedience, forget it...or maybe that's reallly smart...hhmmmmmm..something to think about!