If you are thinking about adopting a dog, you want to adopt a smart one. If your dog is smart, you will be able to train him quickly and get him to do tricks. Although some dogs are naturally intelligent, and some aren’t, there are certain breeds of dog that are smarter than others. Here are the smartest breeds according to the experts.
Bernese Mountain Dog
This is the smartest dog breed according to veterinarians. He is a big, imposing dog, weighing up to 100 pounds. Some people think that this dog is dumb, due to his lumbering size, but he is actually very intelligent. This dog is great with people, and are smart enough to know to be gentle with children.
Old English Sheepdog
This dog is known for its full face of fur. He is a very smart dog and can follow commands and then execute them. This is because the Sheepdog is often used as a herding dog. Sheepdogs need plenty of room to run, and they prefer playing outside. This dog can also easily be trained to live in the city. He is very adaptable.
Intellectually, the Bearded Collie and the Sheepdog are similar. This is a very charismatic dog, and he tends to be boisterous. Bearded Collies are intelligent and independent thinkers, which makes it difficult for them to train. He is a high energy dog and a hard worker. At the end of the day, he loves to cuddle.
Jack Russel Terrier
Jack Russel Terriers are often seen on television. Eddie, from Frasier, is a good example these dogs are highly intelligent and easy to train, which is why they make good actors. They are very receptive to commands, athletic, fearless, and very vocal.
This German dog was bred for hunting in the Black Forest. They tend to learn fast. They excel at retrieval skills. These dogs can be trained quickly and get along great with kids and cats. If you give him a command that he doesn’t agree with, such as telling him to get off the couch, he might give you a blank stare. This isn’t because he’s dumb or being disrespectful; he is just respectfully letting you know that he disagrees with the commands. He is very loyal and charming because he is intelligent enough to know it will get him what he wants.
English Springer Spaniel
Traditionally, this is a family dog. These dogs make great hunting dogs, and he is a great assistant. This dog will love the whole family, but he will choose one family member to be exceptionally loyal to. You can train this dog quickly and easily.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
This short-legged dog is a favorite of the Queen of England. He is easy to train due to his innate and responsive intelligence. These dogs aren’t just good hearing dogs; they are also excellent watchdogs. He is always alert and will bark when necessary. He is great with other pets and children and loves attention.
This red-haired dog is very unique looking and is an excellent hunter. He is known as a bird dog and is smart enough to grasp a fallen bird with just enough pressure to get it back to the hunter. He has the mental capacity for complex obedience skills. He is very loyal and is a great family dog. Often, these dogs are used in schools and hospitals as therapy dogs.
These dogs are incredibly muscular and very intelligent. Due to their intelligence, they are used as service dogs. You must train your dog correctly to keep him from becoming aggressive and mean. Fortunately, they are easily trained and can be very gentle. This breed is excellent with families because they are fiercely protective.
German Shorthaired Pointer
This dog got his name by his actions while hunting. If he sees something, he will point, using his stance, and occasionally raising a paw. This is due to his high level of intelligence. When he is able to get out and run, he will thrive. If he has the space to run and play, he will be happy living in a family situation.
This dog is highly intelligent and has a wolf-like pack mentality. When these dogs work together, they have a means of communicating with one another, creating social order. They are also very strong and very friendly. Alaskan Huskies make great family pets.
The most famous Collie of all time is Lassie. Lassie was so popular because the Collie can be easily trained. The Collie’s intelligence makes him very easy to train. These dogs love to work and are happy when you give them tasks to handle each day. They also have plenty of energy and can play for hours without needing to rest because they have plenty of energy.
The Australian Shepherd is a herding dog. They can corral just about anything, including small animals, birds, and even children. This dog can learn new tricks quickly and loves to play games. The more you test your dog, the happier he will be.
If you have ever seen the movies Beethoven or Cujo, then you know how intelligent these dogs are. They were once used as work dogs in the mountains of Switzerland. They are very large dogs, but not aggressive or mean. These dogs can be easily trained and make for great family dogs. These dogs are great with kids, and he will protect the entire family.