In the DogTime.com Dog Breed Center under the Train-ability Breed Characteristic, 23 pure- and mixed-breed dogs received the highest — five-star — rating of “Very high” for intelligence. These dogs are usually ones with jobs, such as herding livestock, which require concentration and decision making. Here they are, in alphabetical order:
21. Sussex Spaniel
22. Tibetan Mastiff
(Picture Credit: Museo Dolores Olmedo)
Is your dog on the list? If your dog is not on our list, it doesn’t mean he or she is not smart, we can’t fit every breed here so let us know about your smart dog in the comments below!
Do you have a cat? Take a look at CatTime.com’s list of The 10 Smartest Cats.
These lists are created in hopes of encouraging potential adopters to consider a range of breeds and breed mixes when adopting. Our goal is to generate awareness of the many types of smart dogs, friendly dogs, and others, and to encourage people to look beyond the types they’ve always known. Each dog is an individual and should be evaluated as such.