Of course, you won’t argue that dogs are smart. But what is they’re smarter than humans? Although you can train almost any dog to bring you slippers, some dog breeds can surprise you with even higher level of intelligence. That high your brain is not capable of imagining! Interested? So take a look at the astonishing findings from Stanley Coren’s research on dog intelligence.
According to the investigation, trainability is the key indicator of the smartness of a certain dog breed. Among the 100 most popular dog breeds, the professor distinguished ten best ones with the help of working/obedience tests. Choose your type (just like a Pokemon, but smarter than those in Ash Ketchum’s collections)!
- Border Collie
This one can really amaze you as a workaholic. Special traits: intelligence, extraordinary instincts, working ability
Not only intelligent but also can catch a tasty (and expensive) truffle for your dinner! Special traits: not afraid of water, active, smart
- German Shepherd
Smart enough to replace a police officer in your district. But not a bad cop – impossible with its big loving heart! Special traits: guarding, family companion, herder
- Golden Retriever
Perfect hunter and rescuer. Special traits: search-and-rescue, eager to please, guidance
- Doberman Pinscher
Again among the smart dog breeds for military operations. Special traits: stamina, speed, war dog
- Shetland Sheepdog
More peaceful than the previous ones. Rough-coated and longhaired. Special traits: working ability, herder, intelligence
- Labrador Retriever
The best option for a big family. Special traits: sporting dog, gentle, intelligence
Dwarfs in the world of dogs. The Spaniel breed found between 16th and 17th centuries, reach 8-11 inches high. Special traits: happiness, patience, courage
Another workaholic, truly happy when busy and with companions. Good for police service and therapy. Special traits: obedience, herder, devotion
- Australian Cattle Dog
Both energetic and intelligent. Special traits: herder, obedience, agility
Already thinking about the best dog breed for your needs? Consider upgrading your dog to the next level, like a Pokemon? Don’t get so excited! Having a smart dog is not that easy – and not that predictive.
With the intelligent dog, the chances that it sees right through you are higher. Compare Doberman with English bulldog. If you want to go out for more than 8 hours, you’d better choose not that intelligent breed. While Doberman will destroy your house, English bulldog won’t even find out that you’re gone! Practical, isn’t it?
In the case of workaholic breeds, your inattentiveness to their needs can turn them to misery. So, if you are a happy owner of a Collie, make sure it gets enough exercise and is busy with the special training program. On the contrary, smart dog breeds are conscious enough to pay back your inattentiveness to the amount of energy and intelligence they possess.
In fact, dogs are like Pokemons – or children. All they have their special traits you should consider and respect. Everything you need is to take care and love them