Humans are considered as the smartest species on the planet and considering our evolution of intelligence, we prefer to surround ourselves with smart people. Our mindset is such that we even want to have the most intelligent and smartest kids. But our outlook is not limited to humans as most pet owners want clever dogs that are able to understand commands.
What makes dogs smart? Is it their ability to learn new tricks, or how well they obey commands? However you see it, the truth is some dogs are more intelligent than others. So, let’s take a look at the world’s smartest dogs — at least the consensus on the top breeds when it comes to canine intelligence testing. Though it shouldn’t be the only determining factor, it may help you decide if you want to make one of these breeds a part of your home.
So if you’re looking for a top dog to join your family, see if these canines pass the test.
Coming it at number one is the beloved Border Collie. They are expert herders and do well in areas where they have lots of room to roam. They have a lot of energy and thrive off of mental stimulation, making them great for training. They are also graceful, agile and according to Coren, can learn a new command in under five repetitions.
Traditionally used in livestock herding, this dog is capable of performing complicated tasks and loves to be put to the test!
Number 3 will shock you!
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