10 Whip-Smart Dog Breeds

We all know that our dog is the smartest one on the planet. However, researchers have identified the 10 smartest breed dogs. To make the top 10, these breeds had to master new commands in fewer than five repetitions. In 95 percent of these dogs, they mastered the command the first time.


Australian Cattle Dog

1-76

A herding dog, these canines need a lot of exercise. You usually find them working on ranches, but they also make great service pets.


Border Collie

2-78

These dogs make the news from time to time for various heroic acts. These pets are great with children and easy to train.


Doberman Pinscher

3-66

Rated the third best safety dog, the Dobernman Pinscher is known for its strength and speed.


German Shepherd

4-33

This breed is often utilized as police dogs for their ability to sniff out illegal drugs and lost people.


Golden Retriever

5-31

These tawny dogs make great hunting buddies and do well in search and rescue situations. They are sweet and loving towards their families.


Labrador Retriever

6-29

As the most popular breed in the United States, this dog is a great choice for first time canine owners, because they are so easily trained.


Papillon

7-41

This small dog has ears like a butterfly and soft, silky fur. They are frequently trained to win agility trials.


Poodle

8-30

This dog is thought to be as smart as your toddler. You’ll find training your new poodle easy and not the least bit time consuming.


Rottweiler

9-16

This fearless German dog takes commands easily from its owner.


Shetland Sheepdog

10-15

While very easy to train, this pup offers a lot of energy, so be prepared to keep up with him.

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