Top 10 Intelligent Dog Breeds in The World

16 July /2022

Border Collie

The valedictorians of the dog world, these herders took the top spot in Stanley Coren's intelligence rankings


Goldendoodles, to name a few, but breeders love regular ol' poodles for more than just their hypoallergenic qualities.

German Shepherd

German Shepherds happily serve as police dogs, seeing eye dogs, medical assistance dogs and therapy dogs

Golden Retriever

That's right one of the nation's most beloved family pets also took home straight A's in this intelligence survey.

Doberman Pinscher

A German tax collector named Louis Dobermann wanted a medium-sized pet to act as both a guard dog and companion.

Shetland Sheepdog

Smaller than collies, these adorable fluffballs hold their own. in herding, agility and obedience trials.

Labrador Retriever

Labs love to please, whether they're serving as guide dogs, narcotic detection dogs or just everyday family pets.


The 5-pound wonders often take home top prizes at competitive agility trials, according to the American Kennel Club.


An engaged Rottweiler owner will take care to train and exercise their pooch thoroughly - with the reward of a loving.

Australian Cattle Dog

But don't miss out on this smart breed. Alert, curious and pleasant, the high-energy herders do best with a job.