Top Smartest Dog Breeds With High IQ

Energetic Border Collies are considered the smartest breed, excelling at agility, obedience and herding training. They love having a job to do.

Border Collie

Eager to please Poodles are highly trainable and skilled in obedience work. Their intelligence makes them top performers.


German Shepherds are confident, courageous dogs with superb focus. They excel at police, military and service jobs.

German Shepherd

Friendly Golden Retrievers have a strong work ethic and aim to please. They are intelligent guide and assistance dogs.

Golden Retriever  

Dobermans are fearless, alert guard dogs with strong instincts to protect their family and home. They are easy to train.

Doberman Pinscher

Shetland Sheepdogs are highly responsive and excel at herding. Their obedience makes them competitive in agility trials.

Shetland Sheepdog 

Labrador Retrievers have an even-tempered nature and keen intelligence ideal for guide, service and hunting work.

Labrador Retriever

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