The methodology of determining the most intelligent breeds of dogs and their intellectual abilities was made by the American zoopsychologist Stanley Koren . He also exhibited a scale of intelligence for dogs of 133 cleverest breeds. The researcher interviewed the judges of the exhibition rings of the US and dog trainers and, based on the results of the survey, wrote the book "Intellect of Dogs" (1994).
As the basis of intellectual abilities, the author took the dog's understanding of the new team and the execution of this team from the first time. The author himself admits that this scale has a drawback - it is dependent on the ability to obey and has little to do with creativity and understanding. As a result, some breeds were listed in the "Most Intelligent Dogs" list below because of an independent character, and not poor learning ability.
The smartest dogs in the world
Professor divides the dogs into six categories :
- The most intelligent dogs (Einsteins),
- Dogs with excellent abilities (Clever),
- With a mind above the average (Capable guys),
- With average intelligence (Workers),
- Below average (Stubborn),
- Just handsome.
1. Border Collie - the most intelligent dog in the world
A dozen of the most intelligent breeds of dogs in the world are led by a border collie . This breed was bred 100 years ago as a new line of Scottish collies with a mix of different sheepdogs. The result was a very clever and hard working dog. After special training, he can work as a blind or nanny guide for a child.
2. The Poodle
The second place is taken by the poodle . Representatives of this breed perform not only in the circus, demonstrating their abilities. They are used as hunters, rescuers, observers, security guards. They are intelligent and loyal, obedient and like complex games.
3. German Shepherd
In third place the German shepherd is the leader of the world of service dogs. A devoted, courageous and clever breed, strongly depends on the companions. She listens to the team almost the first time and can learn a new team in just a few repetitions. They like to constantly learn new things, because a German shepherd can be trained in any canine craft.
4. Golden Retriever
A golden retriever is able to memorize up to 200 teams, which makes him an indispensable companion of man. Patient and faithful, they are always ready to learn new things and serve the master.
Doberman well obeys the owner and is easily yieldable. And thanks to endurance and innate fearlessness is one of the most popular breeds. They are self-confident and very loyal.
6. Collie (Scottish Shepherd)
The Scottish Shepherd (Collie) is a reliable guard, quickly adapting and obedient. Labrador Retriever is popular due to its patience, dedication and intellectual abilities. They are easily trained and like to play with children. They work in the police to find things and people, are excellent guides. Watching the owner, not rarely copy his behavior.
7. Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever is popular due to its patience, dedication and intellectual abilities. They are easily trained and like to play with children. They work in the police to find things and people, are excellent guides. Watching the owner, not rarely copy his behavior.
8. The Papillon
Papillon - a little dog with butterfly ears is much tougher, stronger and smarter than it seems at first glance. They are hardy and fiercely defending the hosts, they are easy to train.
Rottweilers are known for their sharp perceptions, stoicism, unrelenting devotion to the master and courage. These dogs are held independently and even alienated, distrustful to outsiders. They are aggressive, but manageable and well trained.
10. Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian shepherd dog also has amazing intellectual abilities, is attentive and faithful, loves everything new. Shepherd dogs are able to organize themselves, they are easy to teach after the game put the toys in place.
These breeds obey the trainer in 95% of cases and master the team for five repetitions . To train such dogs is easy even for a beginner.