Kid-friendly dogs who are smart

As you’re wondering if your new kid-friendly dog is smart, keep in mind that what may pass for intelligent behavior for one breed of dog may not be an accurate measure of intelligence for another breed. For example, a Basset Hound may have superior scent skills but perform poorly at herding a gaggle of geese, while a Belgian Sheepdog can herd the geese with no problem but not be alerted to the scent of a rabbit who recently passed his way. Try testing your kid-friendly dog’s smarts by tossing a bath towel over his head and timing how long it takes him to get it off (the average is 15-20 seconds).

American Eskimo Dog

Bluetick Coonhound

Brussels Griffon

Bull Terrier

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Finnish Spitz

Lakeland Terrier

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pharaoh Hound