12 Smartest Dog Breeds

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Border Collie

Border Collies are renowned for their exceptional intelligence and herding skills. They are highly trainable and excel in obedience, agility, and various dog sports.

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Poodle

Poodles, including Standard, Miniature, and Toy varieties, are highly intelligent and versatile. They are quick learners and perform well in obedience and agility competitions.

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German Shepherd

German Shepherds are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and versatility. They excel in police, military, and service work due to their trainability and strong work ethic.

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Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are intelligent, friendly, and eager to please. They are excellent in obedience training and make great therapy and assistance dogs.

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Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinschers are smart, alert, and loyal. They are highly trainable and excel in protection work, obedience, and various dog sports.

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Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdogs, or Shelties, are intelligent and energetic. They excel in herding, obedience, and agility, and are quick learners.

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Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are intelligent, friendly, and versatile. They are easy to train and excel in obedience, search and rescue, and as therapy dogs.

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Papillon

Papillons are small but highly intelligent and energetic. They excel in obedience and agility competitions, and are known for their quick learning and trainability.

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Rottweiler

Rottweilers are intelligent, strong, and loyal. They are highly trainable and excel in protection work, obedience, and various dog sports.

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Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dogs are intelligent, energetic, and hardworking. They excel in herding, obedience, and agility, and are known for their problem-solving abilities.

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgis are smart, alert, and affectionate. They excel in herding, obedience, and agility, and are quick learners.

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