Smartest dog breeds
This is a real contest, since everyone wants to believe their pup is the best and the smartest. It should be noted that, like humans, dogs display a variety of types of intelligence, and shouldn’t be judged by a single standard. However, the smartest dog breed on the books to date is the Border Collie—with an amazing capacity for vocabulary retention and a cheerful, hardworking spirit. Most dogs in the same class—the herding and heeling dogs—exhibit a similar quality of intellect. However, all field dogs—hunters, shepherds, ratters, and retrievers—are intelligent, because they have to be to perform their jobs. Stupid dogs don’t get bred. That said, be aware that with brains often comes an independent spirit, which can make obedience training a life-long necessity.