The 7 Most Intelligent and Smart Dog Breeds

The Border Collie is considered the most intelligent dog breed. They are highly trainable and excel at canine sports.

Border Collie

Poodles are widely regarded as one of the smartest breeds. They are eager to please and learn quickly.


German Shepherds are highly intelligent, making them ideal service dogs. They are a popular police and military breed.

German Shepherd  

The friendly, eager-to-please Golden Retriever is a highly intelligent and trainable breed.

Golden Retriever

Doberman Pinschers are alert, loyal and one of the smartest dog breeds. They are easy to train.

Doberman Pinscher

Shetland Sheepdogs are energetic, obedient and excel at agility and competitive obedience.

Shetland Sheepdog

Labs are known for being intelligent, gentle family dogs. They are a popular guide and service dog.

Labrador Retriever

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